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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

KATA Philippines launches their own tv and media box–the Kata Box (SRP PHP2999)



Kata is now jumping to digital entertainment and also gaming, this September they unveiled their latest product that is perfect for those who love to watch digital content and also play games from mobile platforms.

Kata Box is the new product that will target not only the digital content fans, but also mobile phone fans who frequents to visit Youtube and other video channels to watch their favorite video content, tv series of movies.
The Kata Box comes in with a a remote control, wireless keyboard and gaming controller (that looks like an XBOX controller haha)

For video watching – you need to log to your Youtube, and to access other video channels like Netflix, you need to activate first your Mega VPN account to use foreign IP to access Netflix and other video content apps.

For gaming – you can use the remote controller, keyboard or game pad to control the games, you can also use a mouse for navigating and also control the game. (it’s a big hard but there are games that fit for TV box gaming)

If you have a LCD tv --- you can now convert your TV into a smart TV with internet, by using the Kata Box, you just upgraded from an ordinary TV into a Smart TV.

Take note that you need a high speed internet in order to enjoy fast streaming of videos, I guess beyond 2mbps speed is enough for a smooth video streaming.

I will post a detailed review soon. After a series of test with the Kata Box



TECH SPECS
Mali 450 and Amlogic S805 Quad Core 1.5 ghz processor
Android Kit Kat 4.4
1 GB RAM
8 GB ROM internal storage
WiFi enabled
no Bluetooth
2 USB slot
1 HDMI slot
1 AV cable slot
LAN slot
Micro SD card slot

with FREE Mega VPN subscription for 60 days

Preloaded with apps – Youtube, Netflix, Fox, Discovery, and some mobile games

SRP – PHP 2999 and comes with one gaming controller

Pre-order will start on September 25 at any Kata Stores in the Philippines -  visit their Facebook for more details https://www.facebook.com/katadigitalcom


Here’s a preview of the KATA Box

The Kata Box




The one slot USB at the side


The 2nd USB Slot, Micro SD card slot, HDMI slot, power slot, AV cable slot and HDMI slot

bottom of the Kata Box
- with rubber to prevent it to slid out of your tv table

The Kata Box



the remote control for the Kata Box



Close up look


< is for back
O is the Home button



Battery slot of the remote controller


3V Lithium battery to power up the remote



Size comparison – Kata Box, Kata M3 and the Kata Box remote



Here’s the Kata Box plugged into our LED TV at home.
The user interface is very easy to navigate, you can use a mouse or a remote controller to navigate and launch an app.



Here’s a view of a Youtube channel





Watching a Youtube video on our TV


Here’s how we play games via the Kata Box
that’s my son playing Crossy Road with a remote control (its hard to play on tv)



There’s a browser included at the Kata Box, you can surf your favorite website or blog, or even launch a Facebook app and display it in your TV screen.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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