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Pivos XIOS DS Media Player Review

Conclusion

The Pivos XIOS DS is a very capable device turning any display into an Android powered tablet like device just minus the touchscreen capability. With the included remote most any task can be completed although in order to expedite navigation a mouse/keyboard combo is a big plus.

The ability to use any HDMI television as an Android based computer is definitely a strong point especially with the capable hardware which helps make for a effortless and stutter free experience. The ability to adjust text size to accommodate and make reading an easier task on a large HDTV is yet another plus here.

The official support and partnership with the team over at XBMC means one of the most popular and capable media streaming apps will be specially tailored for usage on this device and continued updates and support are all guaranteed.

The flexible ability to simply do everything you would normally do on a tablet such as fun little games like angry birds now on the big screen means you can now have a family game night. This may not seem like a “Normal Usage” scenario but when someone is playing with a device like this you would be surprised the usage scenarios you can come up with.

 

OUR VERDICT: Pivos XIOS DS Media Player
Performance 9
Value 8.5
Quality 9.5
Features

9.5

Innovation 8
We are using a new addition to our scoring system to provide additional feedback beyond a flat score. Please note that the final score isn’t an aggregate average of the new rating system.
Total 9
Pros Cons

Good Hardware

Alot of connectivity

Large preloaded app set

Android 4.0 preloaded

Included remote can cover most tasks

Can support KB/Mouse control

WiFi allows connectivity anywhere

MicroSD slot

Super small footprint

Excellent video playback and quality

Exclusive XBMC approval and support

Remote control navigation takes longer

500MB internal memory is quite small

Can run a bit warm

Summary: The Poivos XIOS DS Media Player is a powerful device which not only plays back media but can do almost anything your tablet or smartphone can. for this it earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award.
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