RK3188 Pipo X1 (Beta) TV dongle selling for just 39$


About a year ago, Pipo came up with a dual-core Pipo X1 TV stick and now, it looks like there is a quad-core follow up sailing under the same name. The new Pipo X1 is just an ordinary HDMI TV Stick running Android 4.2 featuring more or less the same specifications (2GB RAM, 8 GB Flash) as many other competiting products, but it is its price which makes it special – the tv dongle is now selling for $39.99 including shipping. For that price, you also get XBMC and Miracast compability. However, Pipo also put “beta” in the name which may explain why the TV stick is currently selling so cheap and suggests there might be a few firmware issues.


Pipo X1 specifications

Operating System Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU Quad-Core RK3188Cortex A9 @1.6GHz
Quad-Core GPU Mali 400 MP4
Flash Storage Memory Capacity: 8 GB
System Memory 2048 Mb
Interfaces Micro USB
Micro SD slot
USB Host
Bluetooth 4.0
Weight 30g
Dimensions 100 x 40 x 8 mm


  1. Just received mine. Specifications are wrong. There is just 1GB of RAM not 2GB! The price has jumped to $42.99.

    Quick notes:
    -Antutu crashes every single time. Antutu X gives score around 14400.
    -Antutu says CPU frequency is 1.4GHz (I don’t know if this is indeed RK3188-t??)
    -I could not get 5.1 surround sound out yet. Onkyo TX-NR414 shows PCM 2.0 stereo. On the settings there is option “Rockchip 5.1 multichannel” but I cannot get multichannel to function. This is my first tv dongle and I was hoping to get 5.1 sound out of it..
    -There is no ROOT acces on the stock firmware
    -Could not get the miracast to work with samsung galaxy tab 3. Will try that more later..

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