Meet the CuBox-i
Four versions of CuBox-i are available: the i1, i2, i2eX or i4Pro, which contain respectively a Solo, Dual Lite, Dual or Quad chipset. They range in core count, memory size and memory config, etc… Click here for the full list of specifications of each version.
Yes, the CuBox-i comes with USB ports for connecting mouse and keyboard.
Many! You can connect speakers, microphone, external hard drive, printer and more, through USB, fiber optic S/PDIF or Bluetooth.
Meet The HummingBoard
The HummingBoard is a small and powerful ARM based development platform made for everyone: students, hobbyists, developers and anyone who wants to create innovative and interactive applications.
85mm X 56mm
Before I Buy One
The CuBox comes with all of its delicious insides, and the sharp-looking exterior case. Accessories include a 8 GB Micro SD card, 110V or 220V power adapter and optional optical SPDIF digital audio cable.
All you need is a computer to do the initial installation on the micro SD card. Beyond that, you might want a USB drive or eSATA drive to store extra files, a microUSB cable for making a serial connection (Supported by Cubox-i2eX and Cubox-i4Pro only); a USB keyboard and mouse; an HDMI cable and an Ethernet cable for connecting to the Internet.
The optional MicroSD is pre-installed with Android 4.4 (KitKat). When ordering CuBox i2ex or CuBox i4Pro you can have the OpenELEC option as well.
They’re pretty cool looking, aren’t they? Actually, we have only a limited number of those red cases, so they’re not for sale. But keep an eye out for one of our contests, and you might just win a red case CuBox-i as a prize.
For a wide range of support, visit our community where there is ample help for everyone from beginners to advanced users. Also our wiki pages are constantly being updated by the community. You can also check out the Google+ forum for developers, or find SolidRun cofounder Rabeeh on the IRC channels, if you are looking to delve into a deeply technical discussion.
If you are a new CuBox-i user, visit our Getting Started Guide.
If you are a new HummingBoard user, try our beginner’s corner to get started.
Click here for discussions about, XBMC player on CuBox-i and HummingBoard.
Click here for discussions about Linux on CuBox-i and HummingBoard.
Click here for discussions about Android on CuBox-i and HummingBoard.
Click here for discussions on Linux Kernel and Bootloaders on CuBox-i and HummingBoard.
Items normally ship within 2 weeks of being ordered. Then, regular ECO Post to most destinations takes between 5-7 business days. DHL service undertakes shipping to the destination country’s customs services within 2-3 business days. The customs clearance process may take longer. A limited list of countries will have the AirMail shipping options which takes 2-4 weeks to arrive.
It depends on how many items you are purchasing, since the shipping calculation takes into account their weight and your preferred method of shipment. Please take into account that there may be additional customs charges as well, depending on the rules and regulations of your country. The following table describes the shipping costs to USA and Western Europe; prices to other countries can be seen when placing an order.
|CuBox-i QTY||ECO Post||DHL*|
|11 and up||Not available||Contact us|
*DHL- Door to Door service, faster and fully track-able.
We use the Freescale i.MX6 series SoC.
Already Own One
After plugging in your CuBox-i, the processor boots from the microSD. It first loads a simple boot loader (in this case u-boot) that, according to its configuration, allows you to boot Linux/Android from the microSD, USB, eSata or even the network. So if your SSD is connected through the eSata port, then you can boot from it.
Why would you want to do that? Seriously, there is no on/off button as the CuBox-i is an always-on computer. Lots of engineering effort has been invested to make this mini-computer extremely low power in deep idle states.
As a user, developer, promoter or supporter – there’s lots to do! We need more people to use the CuBox-i and have fun with it, and then to help us spread the word. Share your experience with other users, and if you are a developer/maker, show us your latest CuBox-i or HummingBoard creation! We’re on the constant look out for new developers and testers, so we want to hear from you – and if you have any tips to share, please add them to our wiki pages.
It’s a GPIO based 38KHz receiver that supports lots of 38KHz based remote controls. And yes, LIRC is supported.
The hardware was designed to support these formats through HDMI, although the software has not been developed yet. The Toslink S/PDIF (optical) is not capable of supporting DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD.