MagicStick is a Windows 10 PC stick that is currently on Indiegogo as a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign has well surpassed its goal, and likely for good reason. So, what is the MagicStick you ask? Well, it's a full Windows 10 machine, on a portable HDMI drive. It runs on Intel's Cherry Trail Z8700 processor with 16 Core GPU, and the comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. The stick comes pre-loaded with both Windows 10 Home Edition and Android Lollipop.

As far as ports, the MagicStick has one USB 3.1, two USB 3.0, one USB Type-C, as well as a microSD card slot. To take control, you can use an app on your smartphone, or connect a wireless keyboard and mouse if you wish. You'll be able to play cutting edge HEVC (h265) video and a host of regular codecs including h264 smoothly in hardware as well as stream video from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu using their regular windows apps or browser of your choice. While smartphones are becoming more powerful, and Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum will let you take your smartphone content to the big screen, sometimes you just want a full Windows 10 machine in your pocket.

Pricing for the MagicStick Wave starts at $249 for the stick itself, with the ability to add some more power and storage. There is a lower priced MagicStick One that comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but you need to purchase Windows 10 for a $50 upgrade for that one.

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