Logitech Revue: Your TV Redefined


No, it doesn’t replace your current television service provider. No, it won’t give you TV service for free. No, it won’t make you breakfast in the morning (but you can stream some YouTube content to help you learn how to cook!). These (mostly) common misconceptions aside, let’s get down to what the Logitech Revue with Google TV can do for you.

The Logitech Revue was designed with many consumers in mind. A webcam attachment is available for purchase for the video chatters out there. Gone are the days of looking at your web conference on a small laptop screen. YouTube is integrated into the unit for easy searching and streaming. For the users with a killer home theater sound system but a lack of good tunes to play through it, Pandora can heal your wounds. Or, if Napster is your style, there’s that option as well. With upcoming updates, the Revue will support the Android Market which will allow users to obtain exactly the functionality and apps that they’re craving.

My favorite feature is actually quite simplistic; I thoroughly enjoy having a keyboard that allows me to interact with my TV and Comcast cable box. At the ripe old age of 25, I tend to forget the day and time slot of some shows. With the press of the search magnifying glass key and a show’s name, I am presented with the airing time and channel of the show in question. If it’s not on at the time but I absolutely need my fix, I’m also given the option to utilize web results to tide me over until the show is airing.

Did I mention that the Logitech Revue has recently undergone major price adjustment? While it debuted at $299 (and was well worth it at that price) it has recently slid all the way down to $99. Hold off on getting that filling just a little while longer; your love for technology can’t wait, but the hole will still be there once you get enough saved up again. It might even be bigger, so you’ll really get your money’s worth!

Check out the video below to get a quick overview of what the Logitech Revue is all about, and let us know what you think about the Revue in the comments below.

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Eric has been writing since 2000, covering topics from computers to phones to cars for various websites. He studied computer science and photography at Olivet Nazarene University and has more than 10 years in the information-technology field. He will be primarily covering the Android niche of mobile phones for pinglio.