MiiPC, the highly-acclaimed PC for families with Cloud-based parental control features, have announced a joint partnership with 18th Parallel to provide an exciting and familiar gamepad experience to enhance regular tablet Android gameplay on a large screen HDTV or monitor.
The new gaming functionality further expands MiiPC’s capabilities and brings a feature that will no doubt be exciting for both parents and their children. This will allow kids and adults to enjoy their favorite games on the familiar MiiPC device, while giving parents the ability to stay aware of what their children are playing, and make sure their gaming experience is a healthy one.
[quote by=”Young Song, Founder of MiiPC”]Being a father to two beautiful kids, I’ve always wanted to make sure my children are safe online, and this is how the idea of MiiPC was born. Our goal is to make MiiPC a fun and easy-to-use multi-purpose device providing all the computing tools your family needs at a very affordable cost. This is exactly why we’ve teamed up with 18th Parallel, to bring a greater gaming experience to the device. MiiPC brings fun to the whole family – educational gaming for children, competitive gaming for teens, or casual gaming for adults. Coupled with Cloud-based parental control features, MiiPC provides a safe family hub for learning and entertainment.[/quote]
The 18th Parallel partnership introduces the Cannonball console gaming platform, which adds another entertainment aspect to the existing MiiPC features. This new functionality is now available to all existing MiiPC users through a software update. MiiPC also comes with a companion application for Android and iOS mobile phones that allows parents to remotely keep an eye on and adjust their children’s activities in real time, whether they’re at home or out of the house. This feature helps the parents set online boundaries that aid in preventing internet addiction and introducing kids to online content in a way that is safe, informative and fun.
[quote by=”Nishith Shah, Co-Founder and CEO of 18th Parallel”]We are very thrilled to announce our partnership with MiiPC which brings to life a perfect symbiosis of Android computing and gaming. Team 18th Parallel is very passionate about bringing gaming to the masses and launching Cannonball on the child friendly platform like the MiiPC allows us to bring entertainment to gamers of all ages in an innovative and exciting way. Parents can feel confident knowing that the unique MiiPC Parental controls will allow their kids to enjoy games in a safe environment.[/quote]
Further to the parental control functions, MiiPC brings the familiar Android environment to the bigger screen – the device can be plugged into a large screen TV to stream video content and games, making it a multi-purpose media center. In addition to this, with a keyboard, mouse, webcam and gamepad support, MiiPC is a fully functioning computer that runs on only 8.5 – 10 watts. This is 10x less than the average computer, making MiiPC very environmentally friendly and inexpensive to run but still providing fun for the whole family.
MiiPC comes with an HDMI connection and three USB ports, so it can be used with HDMI monitors and most HDTVs – providing a true keyboard and mouse experience. The device runs on top of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) leveraging all the power of the web and the ever-growing Android application ecosystem. To complete the desktop computing experience MiiPC comes with access to the MiiPC Featured Apps Store showcasing 40+ Android apps that have been personally tested and approved for use on the MiiPC platform. Access is also provided to the MiiPC Web App Center with over 500 web applications which will include productivity, games, entertainment, multimedia and educational selections.
- Processor: Marvell’s award-winning ARMADA 1500 Plus SoC
- Storage: 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB eMMC Internal Flash and expandable via SD slot and USB port
- System RAM: 1GB/2GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet Port, and Bluetooth (4.0)
- Connect to HDTV or HDMI monitor: HDMI (1080p/720p) output
- I/O: 3 USB 2.0 Ports, Speaker Jack
- Parental Controls: Companion MiiPC Parental Control Mobile App for iOS and Android, and access to MiiPC Parental Web Portal
- Media Server: Built-in MiiPC Media Server software, MiiPC Featured Apps Store and MiiPC Web App Center.
*Keyboard, mouse & HDMI cable are sold separately
- MiiPC Featured Apps – 40 personally tested Android Apps that work well with MiiPC
- Pre-bundled App Market Place – ability to download more than 300,000 free Android App
- Amazon App Store – In addition MiiPC works with the Amazon App Store providing access to over 75,000 Android Apps
MiiPC have also recently established the MiiPC Forum, which provides a wide range of information and resources so users of all kinds can share and discover MiiPC-related content and features. With users’ valuable feedback ZeroDesktop will continue to improve and enhance the functionality of MiiPC, making it better and smarter.
MiiPC can be ordered worldwide now for $129 at the official MiiPC website or at Amazon.