The packaging for the Uhost Android Mini PC is quite eye-catching. The box quality is certainly durable plus the artisitc white style and design is reminiscent of Apple. It's actually fascinating to see more China produced products that are taking more care of their packaging even for a somewhat inexpensive item such as the Uhost.
The interest directed at the appearance of the packaging also includes the interior of the box.
The Uhost Android Mini PC device is firmly fitted within a tray. The holder that holds the Uhost features a draw loop which makes it an easy task to lift the tray.
Beneath the top tray is a tray which is designed to secure the customized air mouse remote that is sold separately. My evaluation package didn't include the air mouse remote because FedEx doesn't permit delivery of products having non detachable built-in battery pack.
The 2nd tray includes a draw loop too. Take out that and at the base of the container are a double plug mini USB cable, a HDMI extension cable along with a USB power-adapter. Just like the MK802 II, the Uhost obtains its electrical power by way of the mini USB OTG interface. It is possible to either make use of the power-adapter together with the USB cable or draw electrical power straight from the TV's USB interface. In the event the TV's USB interface is unable to supply sufficient electrical power, you may make use of extra electrical power from a 2nd USB interface using the double plug USB cable.
It is actually great that the HDMI extension cable is supplied because not every high-definition television is going to have sufficient area to fit the Uhost connected directly to it. On my LG HDTV, there are four HDMI slots and I have occupied the other three slots. I had not been able to connect the Uhost straight into the vacant HDMI slot because the closest HDMI slot is situated too close to the vacant HDMI slot. I was certainly pleased that the extension cable had been provided.
The casing of the Uhost is constructed from matte dark-colored plastic material and the construction is quite decent quality. My initial perception is the construction quality is superior to the MK802 as well as the MK802 II. Every one of the slots are clearly marked by means of embossed tags on the case itself.
Similar to the MK802 II, the Uhost features a built-in HDMI plug on the unit itself. It is protected using a cover just like a USB thumb drive. On the other end of the device is a regular USB host 2.0 slot. One edge of the device houses a microSD or TF card expansion slot along with a 3.5mm mic interface allowing you to connect an external microphone.
On the reverse side of the device is a mini USB OTG slot which is used for powering the device along with a button labelled as U. I eventually discovered that this is the Udisk button which is used to switch the Uhost into a USB thumb drive.
At the top surface area is an LED light which shows if the Uhost is powered and which mode the Uhost is set to. And lastly, this is also the location where the built-in microphone can be found.
I was quite astonished to discover absolutely no ventilation openings around the Uhost and taking into consideration precisely how hot my MK802 becomes when in use, I had a little bit reservation concerning this.