Google TV | Logitech jumps in the game
As we mentioned in our recent post, Logitech has jumped on the Google band wagon in a recent partnership to support Google TV. Shortly after Logitech joined Google on stage along with Sony, Intel, Best Buy, DISH Network and Adobe for the announcement of Google TV, they released the title of what is the first of likely many Google TV companion boxes. “Revue”, a popular term between 1910 and 1930, means a type of multi-act theatrical entertainment that combined music, dance and sketches…and? That’s it! Logitech, in a brief explanation of their CE4100 powered Google TV Box, gave that definition of Revue as a front to their soon to be released companion box/controller that will combine everything on the web, cable or satellite content, apps, video calling and more that they feel will be “wildly popular” between 2010-2030, until Logitech “reinvents interaction again”- according to what Ashish Arora, Vice President and General Manager of Logitech’s Digital Home Group posted on the Logitech Blog on June 16, 2010.
Pricing will not be released for the Logitech Revue until fall of this year for Logitechs’ latest entry into home entertainment. However, it contains the Logitech Harmony technology which the higher end remotes sell for as much as $400.00 (Harmony 900 remote). What we know is that the Revue will tout the Android operating system, support Flash 10.1, include Google Chrome Browser 5.0, and also is going to come with a keyboard style Harmony remote, as mentioned above. The good news is that if you already have a Logitech Harmony remote or an Android phone, you will be able to leverage those technologies to work with the Revue as well!
At this point, that is about all that can be said about this new home entertainment device without giving way to speculation so we’ll just keep you posted as information comes to light! Needless to say, we are waiting with great anticipation to learning how we can use this new technology to create seamless integration between our TV and the internet.