The market isn’t even that huge yet nor is there even hardly a huge demand for microconsoles but the arena is already getting crowded. Aside from Green Throttle, Ouya, NVidia Shield, GamePop, and GameStick, new competitors still keep on coming out of the woodwork. One such newcomer is Sunflex’s combination console, tablet and home entertainment device named Unu.
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The German-based company introduced the device back in January, and then showcased it during this year’s E3. It was only on Thursday (Oct. 10) that they finally released the device out on the market.
The Unu comes in two versions: the Media Edition which comes with the TV docking station and the air mouse at US$199.99, and the Gaming Edition which comes with everything the Media Edition has but with an additional advanced game controller and priced at US$249.99.
What separates Unu from the rest of the aforementioned Android-based devices is that the console is actually a tablet device. This means that you don’t have to connect it to a TV set to be able to play your games; you can play with just the tablet alone. It’s almost like the NVidia Shield but with a slightly bigger screen (7 inches as opposed to 5), and that you don’t always have that clunky and bulky game controller.
The tablet by the way features a full HD 1080 display, and runs on Android 4.2. Docked to a TV, it transforms the set into a smart TV. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The air mouse, which has a full QWERTY keyboard not he back side, connects to the tablet via Bluetooth.
If you’re interested in getting one, you can pre-order on GameStop and Newegg, with release dates on October 29 and November 8, respectively.