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FAVI SmartStick Turns Any TV into a Smart TV

The device also has an optional wireless keyboard with a mouse touchpad for easy navigation. By Rachel Cericola

Back in the day, you used to need a separate box to stream Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, and all sorts of other web-based services. Now, a lot of manufacturers are packing those streaming features right into the TV set. The thing is, not everyone wants to upgrade something as big as the television. It can be an expensive upgrade! So for them, we have the FAVI SmartStick.

Now, you're going to need a free HDMI port on your existing TV, because that's where this little stick plugs in. From there, the device connects to your WiFi network. If you have all of that available, you can have instant access to movies, music, apps, games, and much more -- all for under $50.

The SmartStick can stream goodies like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and much more. The $49.99 model also has 4GB of built-in memory, so you can store a few items, such as movies, photos, music, and apps.

If you want to double that storage, there's an 8GB FAVI SmartStick available for $79.99. The company even has a compatible FAVI SmartStick Wireless Keyboard with a Touch Mousepad ($39.99), so you can easily search and access content, post to social media, and much more. The optional pocket-sized device is also backlit, with hot keys and a touchpad. Happy web surfing!