I’ve been using my X3 Cube for over a year as a CoreELEC TVHeadend server. It took a little effort to get it operating properly, but once I did it has been stable and working great. I don’t use it for anything else but a TVHeadend server.
Yesterday it died. No power light, nothing. I’m pretty sure it isn’t the power supply. I tried a 5v 1.8 amp wall wort and a 5v 2.4 amp auto adapter (vs 5v 2.5 amps of the Ugoos adapter) and there was no signs of life. I don’t have a good way to test the output of the USB-C Ugoos power adapter.
Before I decided on the X3 Cube I looked at the various single board computers and decided they weren’t worth the additional complexity and money. I haven’t seen anything new that would change my mind now.
I can get another Ugoos X3 Cube to my door for about $60. If I get the same thing I can retrace my steps on what I did to get it working so the relearning curve shouldn’t be too bad. Is there a good reason why I should go with something else?