Chromebit – Tech Help LA

Chromebit – A full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick.Chromebit - Tech Help LA

The $85 Chromebit is a 75 gram (or 2.6 ounces) stick that you can plug into any HDMI port — whether that’s a regular computer screen or that large TV in your living room. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage (in the form of relatively cheap and slow eMMC storage) and 2GB of RAM.

Google – Chromebit Device

In many ways, it’s a larger, bulkier version of the old Chromecast stick. Just like that device, it comes with a dedicated charger, but unlike the Chromecast, it also features a USB port. The Rockchip-based Chromebit comes in “Cacao Black” and “Tangerine Orange,” but overall, it’s a pretty unassuming device that’s mostly meant to disappear behind your screen anyway (hence why I’m not sure why there is an orange version).

While most people will likely want to use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to connect to the Chromebit, the USB port allows you to plug in wired peripherals as well (and with a USB hub, you could even plug in multiple devices).

Because it’s a full Chrome OS machine, you can pretty much run any web app on it. It’ll let you play movies and TV shows from Google Play, Netflix or Hulu, just like any other Chrome OS device, for example.

You could probably use the Chromebit as a somewhat cumbersome media center in your living room if you wanted to, but it’s really at home in a school, enterprise, or maybe call center. As long as the work only involves web apps (or maybe a remote connection to a more fully-featured machine), the Chromebit is up for the job and can turn any screen into a usable desktop.

In the U.S., the Chromebit will be available at Amazon, Fry’s and Newegg (interestingly, Google’s usual Chrome OS partner Best Buy isn’t part of this initial list of vendors).

Contact Tech Help LA for more info on the Chromebit device.

WORDPRESS SUPPORT

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Tech Help LA also provides Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing Services concentrating heavily on WordPress Solutions, Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook.

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RING DOORBELL SETUP INSTALLS

Ring Doorbell - Tech Help LA

Tech Help LA is now recommending and installing the Ring Doorbell device for customers in Los Angeles and neighboring areas. You can purchase the Ring Doorbell device online at Amazon – Tech Help LA. Or you can contact Tech Help LA by phone (213) 986-5722 or email at support@techhelpla.com and schedule an install date and we will bring the device with us on the day of installation. The install, setup, and training should only take 1-2 hours or less.

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The Ring™ Video Doorbell lets you answer the door from anywhere using your smartphone. It features an HD camera with night vision, providing a clear view from your front door, day and night. Call Tech Help LA (213) 986-5722 for an easy installation and training experience.

RING DOORBELL REQUIREMENTS
-HIGHSPEED INTERNET SERVICE
-WIRELESS NETWORK ROUTER
-IPHONE, IPAD, OR ANDROID MOBILE DEVICE

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A built-in rechargeable battery lets you install the doorbell anywhere, or connect it to existing doorbell wiring. Motion-triggered alerts sent via the free Ring™ app (iOS® and Android™) notify you of arriving guests and deliveries. Cloud Recording ensures you’ll never miss any activity at your home. With Ring, you’re always home.

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