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Logitech unveils its Google TV box

07 Oct 10

If Google’s TV talk is to be believed, then how we watch the box is going to change. But the box that we watch TV through is also going to change. Here’s the first one compatible with Google TV.

While Logitech couldn’t tell us when the device would be available in New Zealand (it’s due in the US later this year), the company has opened up on what the set-top box will be able to do.

“Revue comes with an easy to set up companion box and an intuitive companion keyboard controller,” says Logitech. “Simply connect your TV, cable or satellite set-top box, and your Internet connection to the Logitech Revue, and you’ve got Google TV. As long as your TV has an HDMI port, you are ready for Google TV.”

Revue is described as a companion to your TV and not a TV itself, so it’ll work with any TV and any HDTV you get in the future with a HDMI port.

The included keyboard is used to find shows, surf the web or turn up the volume. “By combining a compact keyboard, a touchpad, and a remote in a sleek, living room-worthy design, Revue gives you full wireless control over all your entertainment without leaving the couch,” adds Logitech.

You’ll also be able to control Revue with your iPhone or Android smartphone via a software download.

In the US the Revue comes with a choice of fast 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, offering high-quality audio and video whether you’re connecting to the internet wirelessly or through a cable.

Hit this link to find out more. We’ll let you know when New Zealand plans for the device are firmed up.

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