The Tech Report writes about Project Ophelia, a thumb-sized Android system from Dell that promises a similar form factor to Google's $35 Chromecast dongle but with much greater functionality. Expected to ship within a couple of months, the devie will reportedly cost around $100.
Like Chromecast, Project Ophelia is a self-contained dongle that connects to a monitor or TV via HDMI. However, it reportedly runs Google's Android OS and lets users "run applications, play games, watch streaming movies or access files stored in the cloud." Wireless connectivity includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so wireless keyboards may be welcome, as well. According to PC World, Dell will only charge "about $100" for it.
The only apparent downside: Project Ophelia won't be available for a little while still. PC World says the device is shipping now to beta testers but isn't scheduled for a release until Dell's next fiscal quarter, which will run from August through October.