Google is releasing Nexus Q that will invade your living room for $299 to start. This will only work with Android devices. This device is MADE IN AMERICA, which I hope is a trend among electronic manufacturers.
“Google’s Nexus Q media streamer: so limited that it makes the Google TV look good” -TheVerge.com
It’s an orblike streaming-media device, selling for $300 and shipping in mid-July.
The Nexus Q is shaped like a very small bowling ball and is almost as heavy. It’s got a flat bottom for setting on tables, but is otherwise a smooth matte black. When you turn it on, a middle strip glows with LED lights to indicate that it’s working its magic, streaming songs, videos, and photos to your connected devices around the house. When the lights glow, it looks like a small Saturn.
On the back, there’s a Micro-HDMI output, an optical audio port, Ethernet jack, plus a Micro-USB port for “general hackability.” More interestingly, there’s a set of banana jack speaker outputs, which are for powering speakers using the Nexus Q’s built-in 25-watt amp, no separate AV receiver required. There’s also built-in dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC (near-field communication) support.