Cloudgate Android Computer
List Price R 1,799
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Deon, South Africa. 1 September 2015
Seems like a good device but my unit suffers from random rebooting and the wireless is absolutely terrible. The speeds fluctuate wildly and sometimes you get no connection message even when the wireless indicator shows you're connected to a network with a "good" signal. Its so bad, I had to plug in ethernet to do a software update (500MB) because it was so slow and kept timing out even when it was virtually next to the router. Considering returning the unit because of this.
Renier, South Africa. 23 July 2015
Flash an SD card with Ubuntu and you have a very powerful Raspberry Pi. At R999 bought two of these and run them like Raspberry Pi's. Nice snappy quad core processor and twice as much RAM as a Raspberry Pi 2, definitely fun and handy for some home project.
Ted, South Africa. 13 December 2015
Rubbish. Waste your money elsewhere.
Jaco, South Africa. 16 September 2015
Not awesome. Not great. Not THAT bad either. Some misinformation crippled me for the first few days: Lan connection spec says 10/100 but really is only around 10. Wireless OK at around 30Mbps for a good signal. Don't get this device if you only have wired. DO get it is you have good wireless or plan to use a drive with it (and only if it is on special for R1000). Works great with Plex in TV configuration. Support somewhat lacklustre. I use it also as a picture frame with my pc from a netwotk share.
Spiros, South Africa. 25 August 2014
Neat looking device. Works as advertised. I'm quite impressed with it.
Not bad as a media player either. I set up Plex, Netflix, Hulu Plus and a few more other apps on it. All work flawlessly.
Sean Conor, South Africa. 5 November 2014
Great product, can work with a bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse. It requires an SPDIF digital sound cable, so if your monitor has an HDMI port, but no speakers like mine, you can't get sound. Awesome little device, for a good price, lots to play around with. It does has an SD card slot, not a Micro SD slot. Will work great hooked up to the TV, turning your TV into a Smart TV.
Magnus, South Africa. 27 December 2015
If you are looking for a media player or something to turn your tv into a smart one, this will do. Running android apps is great as you can visit the Google Play Store and get all of them there.
• Small, decent size
• Good build and will look good around your tv
• Hooked up with a wireless keyboard/mouse and you will have the same as experience as those expensive Smart TVs
Specs wise, it will run most video formats as it will depend on the app (using Kodi on mine) though I noticed it has problems running full 1080p 60fps mp4 videos.
Jeffrey, South Africa. 18 October 2014
I'm using this in my TV with a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse. NetFlix and Hulu Plus run fine. Even managed to install XBMC on it. Note: The ethernet port is not 10Mbps, it's more like 1Mbps or lower, so streaming HD over a network was choppy and slow.
Jonathan, South Africa. 13 August 2015
The unit is surprisingly quick, also since it has access to the play store you will always have a solution if there is something that will not play or if you need something to entertain the kids.
Brian, South Africa. 30 December 2014
Great device for the price. Nice graphics, and great for Android games and browsing. XBMC seems to hog the device when streaming video, but so far all the other streaming Apps work really well. Try Angry Birds in 65" Full HD!
Renaldo, South Africa. 26 August 2015
Not impressed at all.
I ordered 2 of these because I am looking to replace 2 Raspberry Pi devices with Android driven devices (because of Android app support for Netflix, ShowMax etc). One device refused to come back on after running a system update and the other was so slow that it was unusable.
No response from their support about either issue.
This is supposed to be optimized for playing media but it is outperformed by a Raspberry Pi with a quarter of the resources (costing significantly less).
The network card is also not hitting 10% of what the specification states.
I have no idea if any of this is can be fixed because their support didn't bother to respond.
Christiaan, South Africa. 3 July 2015
Great device if you want to turn your tv into a smart tv, just wish they added a usb power cable as it is also powered by a 5v connection ,other than that its a speedy device ,but it has seldom slow spots ,definitely not a high end android device
Laulene, South Africa. 19 March 2015
For what it is it's impressive. Lightweight, low power, very responsive. Good as a general PC replacement, but don't buy it if you're looking to do heavy Windows application type of work. It's still an android OS.
Albrecht Neethling, South Africa. 29 July 2015
Ian, South Africa. 28 January 2016
The device is nice and easy to get up and running, a familiar interface that most are used to as it's Android Based and has low power requirements so I don't mind leaving it on all the time doing the front end for my Plex Media centre. Recommended for it's ease of setup and use.
Ashleigh, South Africa. 8 September 2014
Works very well as a desktop. Everything I needed to use was available in the App Store. Very well priced desktop computer.
Neil, South Africa. 10 August 2015
Jonathan, South Africa. 12 December 2014
Such a simple idea. A computer that works like my tablet. But with a real keboard and mouse.
Josh, South Africa. 10 December 2014
Works just as I wanted it to. Good affordable alternative to expensive desktops.
JP, South Africa. 1 September 2014
Its working fine but i wish there was some sort of manual that will show how you operate it
Michael, South Africa. 22 August 2015
I found the device too slow and un responsive. May have been compatibility issues myside.
Rehad, South Africa. 27 February 2015
A brilliant product for the price! Meets most if not all the requirements of my kids for their school needs.The rest of the functions are a bonus. Still lots of potential to become even better. Highly recommended!
Elisabeth, South Africa. 4 August 2015
This product is the worst product I've ever bought. The volume goes up and down randomly and so does the screen brightness. The reset button doesn't work either.
Lucille, South Africa. 13 August 2015
Good purchase. Just had to do a firmware update on startup. But it works well. Delivery times are great :-)
Johnson, South Africa. 15 July 2016
Works well enough ~ a bit slow at times while handling larger video files,
larger HD videos tend to stutter at times too
Very good value for money though ~ and looks good
Waldo Norval, South Africa. 18 September 2015
Great product, innovative, great for entertainment set up at home. Had one problem with the product and phone up the support team from Cloudgate and spoke to a gentleman named Able who gave me the best customer service I've ever received! Great product excellent support.
Judy, South Africa. 28 December 2015
Takealot does not allow zero star ratings but the one star stands for zero in my case, I got a previously owned cloudgate and i bought a new one, how do you explain that? First i saw scratches on the cloudgate device and then when i plugged it in instead of the setup wizard, I got 32 email's of the previous owner!!! I'm having it returned tomorrow, I just hope that this will be resolved quickly and efficiently. I don't know whose to blame, but I am utterly dissapointed.