This looks like a much better device to use than a Chromecast IMO. Not having a remote was annoying as hell. I hated having to use my phone to control everything. Often times it seemed the app would "disappear" but the video still played.
Got mine preordered. Estimated delivery date is currently Dec 9th. I dont particularly have a need for a streaming stick, but for 19 bucks, why not. Ive certainly spent more money on more worthless things than this in the past.