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GeekBox, The OUYA Replacement

For the time being, the OUYA remains my primary set-top streaming device. While the firmware and Kodi upgrades, documented back in December 2015, have allowed this device to remain somewhat relevant. It's no longer being sold through its website, or on Amazon, or in retail Target stores, so getting your hands on one is becoming impossible. With the OUYA's decreasing life expectancy, and limited availability, it's time to find a replacement set-top streaming device.
After reading specifications from numerous devices, comments from forums, and documentation manuals I've come to the decision that the GeekBox, will be the replacement device I'll be using once the OUYA is no more.
Why did I go with the GeekBox?

It has a high performance Octo-Core CPU

The RK3368 is an Octa Core 64bit, ARM Cortex-A53 processor with PowerVR G6110 graphics chip, 28nm processing design, Support OPENGL ES 3.1. RK3368 with super video capabilities, 4K×2K, H.265 and HDMI 2.0@60Hz output support.

It's dual boot Android and Linux

Pre-installed Android & Ubuntu Dual OS, a hot key switches between Android & Ubuntu.(You can also install Android–based Light Biz OS)

It's compact and portable 

Light as feather, Geekbox is portable enough for you to jam in the pocket and carry on the go. Delicate as diamond, Geekbox is coated by a streamlined outline and exquisite angular shell and looks really cool.

It's Expandable 

You can connect GeekBox to the GeekBox Landingship via MXM3 interface to turn the former into a development board. And connect any compatible device to GeekBox MXM3 interface to turn the former into a smart one in the future. Such as a display(digital photo frames), router(upload and download files without internet), projector(smart projector), etc.

It comes with Kodi pre-installed

No need to fuse with finding and installing Kodi, as its already in there.


At the time of posting the price is $109.99 US, which is about the same price the OUYA was when it was introduced. Unfortunately the Canadian dollar isn't what it used to be so this will probably cost us Canadians somewhere in the $150 CDN range. Thats about $25 CDN more than the OUYA.

If your interested in getting a GeekBox, then clicking the link below and using the promo code 10geekbox will get an addition $10US savings.


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