Sorry, scam is maybe a bit too offensive, but:
Magical specs and dubious stretch goals are red mark not to touch this campaign with a stick for me...
- 15W soc, passive cooling?
- 5hours of gaming? If they are not talking about minesweeper we are talking about batteries in the 100Wh range...
- what about the stretch goals? Kodi support? Emulators!
And their "working prototype" according to the small print on the Kickstarter is a device that streams games from a desktop computer. Thus I don't think it is feasible for them to release a consumer product in the timeframe given.
no, i can ensure i didn't played streamed games (and i know a little bit about streaming). The device of course is able to stream devices, because running steam, you can stream from any other device with your steam account installed, but this is a steam feature really. I tested the device running games on the prototype, and they aren't streaming (in fact, straming will get better performance. The prototype donīt have the final specs and is a lowered specs device able to run some games)
battery duration is some complicated to deduce. Currently, playing Castlevania Lords of Shadow on the Win i get more than 5 hours of gaming (near to 6), but playing another game, i get under 4 hours.
i figure this device may get about the same duration than the win, but with better performance, more fps, and smooth.
SmachZ comment to me that they are thinking on s battery system for adding on the grips, and with this expand the total capacity of the device.
and about passive cooling, i think is complicated too. The prototype come with active cooling and i figure if the final device get hot, will include some sultion similar to the win (this is something that i'm figuring)
and the goal of this device is running games from your steam library on the device. is a gaming device. there is no need to goal on kodi or things that any smartphone can do. (really you will buy a gaming device like this for watching movies? well, everyone will do what want to do with this, but in my opinion, this is not the goal of this device)