Not too long ago, we reviewed the Mecool KD3 streaming stick. It’s a good device if you want a 4K HDR streaming stick at an affordable price. But, what if you want even more savings? Well, Mecool just unveiled the more affordable KD5 streaming stick. This Chromecast-enabled streaming stick packs in some visual treats to satisfy eager movie watchers.
The Mecool KD3 is an interesting streaming device that brought good performance and a nice selection of features. This included 4K video resolution, HDR10 support, and different ways you could customize the colors. It runs smoothly, and it comes with a Google TV remote. The only gripe is the small amount of storage (8GB). Overall, a great package for $69.99.
If you want a cheaper streaming stick, there’s the Mecool KD5
Much like the KD3, the KD5 is also a streaming stick with a small profile. It can fit snugly into a pocket for easy porting. This makes it ideal for people who have limited space. This is an Android TV 11-powered device. This means that you’ll be missing out on the features present in Android TV 12, so you’ll need to know that.
When it comes to features, there’s a mix of interesting features and compromise, but that’s par for the course with affordable tech. The Mecool KD5 can stream a video at up to 1080p, so people looking for 4K might want to consider getting the KD3. While that’s true, the device can still stream HDR10 and HDR10+ content.
Not only that but this device also supports the AV1 codec. This is a method of compressing the video so that it uses up less data to stream. This is good for people who want to stream more without using too much data.
As an added bonus, this device has Chromecast built-in. This means that it’s quick and easy to stream content directly from your phone to your TV.
Last, but not least, the Mecool KD5 comes with a dedicated Android TV remote. With this remote, you’ll be able to control all of the content and navigate the interface. There’s a Google Assistant button up top with four buttons to take you right to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and the Google Play Store.
If you want to pick up one of these devices, you can order one for just $49.99. You can do so right from the Mecool site.