Bangalore based consumer electronics startup Mango Man launched an update to its flagship product Teewe today. Teewe 2 is a sleeker version of the HDMI dongle, which lets you ‘Play anything on your TV at anytime with the tap of a finger’. Teewe 2 is currently listed for pre-order and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in on May 25th 2015 for Rs2,399.
Teewe supports any display device that has an HDMI port, and can be used to stream videos, music and photos from your smartphone, PC or tablet to the big screen.
Teewe 2 is 30 percent smaller in size, and is is powered by a 1.6+ GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and a quad core GPU with 1GB of DDR 3 RAM. The company claims that improved Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n chip lets the unit stream content without any lag or stutter.
Video file formats supported include .mp4, avi, 3gp, and flv, it can also stream media from YouTube. The desktop application supports screen mirroring as well. Teewe has apps for all mainstream mobile and desktop operating systems, including Android, Windows, iOS, OS X and Linux, and also has a plugin for the Chrome web browser.
The device requires a 2 Mbps Wi-Fi hotspot to function, and a 4 Mbps internet connection to stream HD videos. No internet connection is required to stream media from your phone or PC over the Wi-Fi network.
Teewe is bundling two months of free access to over 100,000 hours of Indian content from the Eros entertainment catalogue, valued at Rs498. “When we started with Teewe, we were very focused on building a solid entertainment experience. With Teewe 2, I think we’ve really struck the right cord with the hardware, design, and partnerships. Naturally, as the demand for Teewe 2 grows, Mango Man as a company will explore other opportunities.” said Sai Srinivas, co-founder and CEO at Teewe.in.
Comparing to its competitors - Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, Teewe doesn’t have multiple apps to manage, or an ecosystem to be locked into for full benefits, Srinivas said.
Mango Man has tied up with Airtel to bundle 60 GB of free data to Teewe customers, which will be provided in 20 GB packages over three months.
Teewe raised $1.75 million in VC funding from Sequoia Capital and India Quotient Fund in March 2015, and currently has a team of 35 based out Bengaluru. The company has reported sales of over 10,000 units since the launch of the first version in August 2014.