The MECOOL KD1 is a new TV set-top box in HDMI stick format, which is notable primarily for the fact that it includes a certified Android TV 10.0 operating system with Chromecast.
This TV-stick is designed to take up minimal space and work mainly as a media player for streaming services. There are no storage expansion options as it does not have a micro SD card reader or USB port. It uses the Amlogic S905Y2 quad-core processor as its platform, which is enough for most multimedia tasks. It also includes a Bluetooth remote control with a microphone for Google Assistant. Despite Android TV 10 certified by Google, you will not be able to watch Netflix in 4K UHD, as there are no certifications for this platform.
MECOOL KD1 includes SoC AMlogic S905Y2, a quad-core processor, made by 12 nm process technology, with cores ARM Cortex-A53 and graphics processor ARM Mali-G31 MP2. The RAM capacity is 2 GB, and the storage capacity – eMMc – is 16 GB.
Regarding wireless connectivity, the MECOOL KD1 has a dual-band Wi-Fi adapter with an internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.2. As for connectors, given the small size of the device, there is only an HDMI 2.0 plug and a micro-USB port for power, which is very little. A Bluetooth remote control, cable and power supply are included.
The MECOOL KD1 TV Stick competes with the popular Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, but looks more appealing with 4K video support, more RAM and built-in memory, and a newer chipset with a more powerful ARM G31 MP2 video processor.