If you’re like me and have been looking for a cheap Android-powered tablet to use as a media center remote, today just might be your lucky day. Meet the Neuros Control Tablet: a cheap Android tablet intended to control XBMC and Boxee on the Neuros LINK using your choice of Android apps. Until August 26th, you can get one for $100 if you’re interested. After that the tablet will cost you $150.
Check out some of the modest specs below.
- Google Android OS 1.6
- VIA MW8505 600MHz
- 128MB DDR2
- 2GB NAND Flash, support most TF card up to 32GB
- 7-inch (diagonal) high-brightness TFT LCD widescreen touch display
- 800 x 480 resolution
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi certified network connection
- SD (support up to 32G HCSD)
As you can tell from the specs (and cost), this is no iPad and quite frankly it doesn’t need to be. Neuros Technologies CEO Joe Born says that cheap Android tablets make great remotes. I completely agree. While they might not be the best choice for general use, they should be sufficient for running XBMC Remote. A capacitive screen would be nice, but for $100-150 I’ll take whatever 7″ screen I can get.