Logitech Revue Google TV box makes official debut; up for $299 preorder

Oct 6, 2010
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Logitech has officially taken the wraps off of their Revue Google TV box, and we're live from Google's event having just played with the hardware itself.  A compact box toting WiFI b/g/n, HDMI inputs and outputs, two IR blaster ports, two USB 2.0, ethernet and S/PDIF, the Logitech Revue comes with a specially-designed wireless keyboard - complete with media playback controls and a trackpad - an IR box and, optionally, a webcam for HD video calls.  Up to 1080p HD video resolution is supported.

There's also an accompanying smartphone remote control app, which can turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into another remote for the whole system.  It'll also work on the iPod touch and iPad.  Thanks to user-programmable macros, you can have complex routines automated with a single tap: pressing "Watch Google TV” turns on your TV, cable/satellite box, and A/V receiver, for instance.

Since the underlying OS is Android, the Logitech Revue will also have access to the Android Market to download apps for the STB from early 2011.  The headline apps include Netflix, Pandora, the Logitech Media Player, Napster and Logitech Vid HD, the latter being a video conferencing system.  There'll also be a Twitter app and CNBC app.  More on the Google TV apps here.

The Logitech Revue Google TV box is up for preorder now, priced at $299; it'll apparently be on shelves in 2-3 weeks time.  More on the official accessories here.

[via Android Community]


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