updated 04:15 pm EDT, Wed October 6, 2010
Logitech Revue launch details, apps confirmed
Logitech today confirmed launch details for the first Google TV device, the Revue. It will focus on the Android-based platform's hybrid TV/web searching and TV apps but should have strong support for Logitech's ecosystem. It can act as a Harmony gateway, including with new iOS and Android apps, but also supports the same Unifying receiver technology as its mice and keyboards, giving it support for existing peripherals as well as the pre-supplied keyboard and optional diNovo mini-based Mini Controller.
A Media Player app on the Revue will get media from computers on the local network through DLNA.
It can output at up to 1080p over HDMI and has two USB ports for accessories such as a new TV Cam webcam for video chats over Logitech's Vid. It works with traditional remotes through IR blaster inputs and gets online through either Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The Revue is up for pre-order today and will sell for $300 for a box and its companion keyboard at an unspecified date. A webcam costs $150, while the Mini Controller is priced at $130. Extra keyboards cost $100. Dish Network subscribers can get the Revue for $179 if they pair it with a subscription to the satellite TV service.