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LOGITECH REVUE: PREFIX WITH SUPPORT GOOGLE TV - 3DNEWS
Logitech has officially introduced the world to some of its products, designed specifically for prospective Google TV platform, which is to become the software foundation for a variety of television products. Among the devices present Logitech console itself Revue, a keyboard, a mini-controller and a webcam.
The basis of Google TV offers from Logitech Revue is a device that can connect to the Internet through a wired 10/100 Mbit LAN or via wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n.
HDMI 1.3a prefix is input through which it can be connected to an external satellite set-top box, and HDMI 1.3a output for connection to a TV. It is worth noting that bundled with Revue supplied HDMI cable. With two USB 2.0 ports you can connect external devices such as a compatible webcam.
It should be quite a few console - $ 300 in the US, but it comes complete with a special wireless keyboard that resembles a similar device to the PC, but it is equipped with a number of extra keys, a special control unit and a touch panel.
Revue an LCD TV full functionality of Google TV: possibility of advanced search, online work, the installation of thousands of applications, and so on. To extend the functionality and convenience Revue can purchase additional peripherals. However, this is not a cheap pleasure.
For $ 130 you can buy a Mini Controller - miniature wireless keyboard the size of a palm, which has virtually the same functionality as the full-sized device, including a touch panel.
The dimensions of the mini-controller is only 15 × 9 cm. It has backlit keys and a lithium-ion battery lets you work offline for two weeks.
The extra $ 150 will cost the purchase of TV Cam - connects via USB webcams. This accessory has a 2-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics and allows to make video calls at 1280 × 720.
Also worth noting is the presence in the TV Cam two digital directional microphones, noise reduction and echo support, RightLight 2 technology to adjust the image quality in low light and Vid HD software in the delivery.
It is quite possible in the future to release more Logitech range of accessories compatible with the Revue. However, besides the described devices offers a special application Logitech Harmony for Android smartphones that lets you turn them in touch remote control.
Apart from consoles, Harmony supports other Android-app compatible with Google TV, including Logitech's.
For more information about Logitech Revue can be on the official website. Output device in the US is expected this month, now the company is already taking pre-orders. Unfortunately, in our part of the beginning of sales is unlikely to remain until next year. May soon appear on the market and more attractive at the price of set-top box running Google TV from other manufacturers.