Yesterday Logitech announced a new device called the Revue. It comes with a keyboard but you can buy a Mini Controller instead, and the controller looks very cool!
Here is the press release from Logitech:
Coffee-table-friendly controller with palm-sized keyboard for your Google TV™ system
Announcement Date: October 6, 2010 Shipping: October 2010
Price: $129.99 Available at: www.logitech.com
The Logitech® Mini Controller puts the power of Google TV in the palm of your hand. It combines a palm-sized keyboard, dual-mode touch pad and entertainment-system remote in one thoughtfully designed package. You can enter text easily, navigate Web sites without a mouse and control video playback simply.
· Palm-size keyboard gives you a convenient way to enter text so it’s fast and easy to search for and find the content you want.
· Entertainment-system controls put basic commands – including Play, Pause, Rewind, and Fast Forward – in easy reach, so you never need to pick up another remote to switch channels, adjust the volume or play videos.
· Dual-mode touch pad works as both a touch pad and a directional pad, and makes it easy to navigate Web sites and other online content without a mouse.
· Illuminated keys light the way so you can find the right key, even in the dark. And the backlighting color changes depending on the mode you’re in: green for navigation, orange for typing and pointing.
· Rechargeable Li-ion battery can go up to two weeks between charges, so you won’t be caught without power.
· Logitech Revue™
· Dimensions: 23.7 mm x 89.77 mm x 151.77 mm (WxHxD)
· Weight: 166 g
· Logitech Unifying receiver included
· USB extender cable
· Li-ion battery
1-year limited hardware warranty
Interestingly enough, it looks identical to the Logitech diNovo Mini which has been around since January 2007! Although I guess this will have some sort of special features that only work with the Revue.
You can pre-order the Logitech Revue right now from Amazon for $299.99.
You can also pre-order the Logitech Mini Controller from Amazon for $129.99.
You can see more about the Revue on the Logitech website including a number of videos that are worth taking the time to watch.
Watch this space for the UWHS hands on review.