2. Opening the package
The Zidoo X1 II can be purchased over Amazon.com for $55.00 - almost half the price of the Zidoo X6 Pro and $15 less than Zidoo X5 series.
Below you see the typical white and green package of the device, with some icons representing the key features: 4K, 3D, ZIUI user interface, WiFI, 10-bit HEVC. The box is covered by an 1 year warranty.
The device ships with the following:
- 1 x Remote control
- 1 x HDMI cable
- 1 x Power adapter (EU/UK/US/AU)
- 1 x User manual
Zidoo has chosen the yellow color for the X1 II. As you see below, the design is unique and looks flying saucer, depending on the angle you are looking it from :).
Located on the front side are an IR receiver and an operation LED.
All ports are located at the back with a 3.5mm AV jack, HDMI 2.0 output, one USB port, an Ethernet port, another USB port, a micro SD slot, and the DC jack.
A reset button is located at the bottom side of the device.
Under the hood, two SKHynix H5TQ4G63CFR DDR3 chips and Samsung KLM8G1WEPD-B031 eMMC 5.0 flash are used to bring 1GB RAM and 8GB storage to the device, while a Realtek RTL8723BS module adds WiFi 802.11 b/g/n ad Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Since RK3229 SoC is highly integrated there aren’t many other IC on the board, with PPT C1531C Fast Ethernet magnetics transformer, and 3PEAK TPF632 audio line driver.
Moving on to the bundled remote, Zidoo has not changed its design since the Zidoo X5/X6 Pro products. It is generally comfortable to work with, featuring many buttons including three programmable color-keys, which can be customized to control apps. You can also try to control the player through your Android smartphone using the Zidoo RC app, or just connect an air mouse or BT keyboard/mouse set to the player.