Oval Elephant Android on a Stick
Been wanting to do a carpc on my neon SRT-4 due to my cd player eating up my cds. I came across the mk802 android on a stick which contains a cortex a8 1ghz(can be overclocked to 1.5 max(1.2ghz stable)) either 512mb or 1gb of ddr3 ram, but many users are posting that due to some shortcuts in hardware on the HDMI side it can fry HDMI ports. So I saw a posting of oval elephants android on a stick. Same specs as the mk802 but has a full HDMI(with no shortcuts that will fry a HDMI socket), two mic ports, and a micro sdxc card reader that can read 64gb.
Both of these are USB powered and both can run Android ICS and Linux( with hope of linaro and XBMC).
And the best part is both of these can be had for less than 80$. Could this be a low powered cost effective CarPc alternative for people. What would be the pros and cons of doing a setup with these mentioned hardware and how would I be able to synch an iphone 4 to an android car pc system to send text and answer my phone call(invested alot of money in ios apps that are being used for film making, which is the reason for keeping upgrading to the next gens).