FXI Cotton Candy – The Keyring Sized Dual-Booting Linux Computer

fxi colours usb stick computerFancy having a computer on your keyring? Check out the USB stick-like FXI Cotton Candy.

The Cotton Candy might look like a flash drive but this pocket-sized device can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0.

Inside the FXI Cotton Candy lives a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode high-definition video.

The CC is powered via the USB plug its side and you’ll find an HDMI plug round the other side for display duties.

Also crammed in its small, yet perfectly formed body are WiFi and Bluetooth radios for connectivity and supporting input devices.

Not only can the system boot and operate as a complete stand-alone computer when plugged into a display; you can also plug the Cotton Candy into a conventional computer and boot from it like you would from a regular USB mass storage device.

FXI announced today that the Cotton Candy is available for preorder.

The FXI Cotton Candy retails at $199 plus tax and shipping with shipping penciled in for March.

So – do you go Cotton Candy or grab some Raspberry Pi for your compact Linux needs?

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