Logitech unveils Google TV products
By Robert Briel
Published: October 7, 2010 08.51 Europe/London
Logitech has unveiled Logitech Revue with Google TV, a compact set-top box with its Logitech Keyboard Controller. The company’s portfolio of products for Google TV also includes the Logitech TV Cam and Vid HD service for HD video calling. In addition, Logitech is offering the Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue as well as other applications designed for the Google TV platform.
“Just as we have done with the PC and with home entertainment systems, our role with Google TV is to give people the ability to control and interact with their content and devices with unprecedented ease,” said Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech president and CEO, in a statement. “With our line of products for Google TV, Logitech will help redefine the user experience in the digital living room.” The set-top has the Intel Atom processor CE4100 inside.
“Logitech Revue with Google TV makes it easy for people to use just one controller to find and enjoy content from a variety of sources – programmes from TV providers; the entire Web, including Flash-based games; music, photos and videos from their personal library; and a growing selection of apps,” said Ashish Arora, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s digital home products group. “Logitech not only delivers the Google TV experience for any HDMI-ready TV, but we build on it with exceptional interface devices, control of living room components through Logitech Harmony Link and enhanced experiences such as video calling in the living room.”
Recommended retail prices are set at $299 for Logitech Revue set-top, $129 for the Mini Controller and $149 for the TV Cam. Products should reach the shop by the end of October, but customers can already pre-order.