Kogan Android Ice Cream Sandwich Dongle Adds Internet Access To Your TV (Updated)

OK, this will be interesting if it works: Kogan is selling a $99 HDMI Android Ice Cream Sandwich dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV to add Internet access. If you have a relatively modern TV but don’t have online capabilities, that could be very handy — when it eventually gets delivered.

The device has 4GB of internal storage and outputs at 1920 by 1080. As well as the dongle, you get a separate remote to access the interface. (There will be an optional $39 keyboard and trackpad for more complex interaction — typing with a remote is never fun). Internet access is via Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), and there’s a micro-SD slot if you want to view downloaded content, plus a USB slot to plug in a drive (potentially handy if your TV doesn’t have one).

A familiar Kogan restriction applies: it’s on sale now, but it won’t ship until August 7. Only yesterday, Kogan delayed shipment and changed specifications on its Android 4.0 tablet, so consider that fair warning.

Update: Having initially said August 7, the site is now listing a July 31 despatch date. Meanwhile, the shipping date for the keyboard is said to be July 16. We’ll update again if a definitive release date is announced.


The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


23 responses to “Kogan Android Ice Cream Sandwich Dongle Adds Internet Access To Your TV (Updated)”

Leave a Reply