Noah J Nelson on Wednesday, Jun. 27th
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Let me get this straight:
Google has jumped into the space already shared by the Roku box and the Apple TV, both of which retail for under a hundred dollars with a $299 gizmo that needs an Android device in order to access media content or be controlled?
Talk about doing it wrong. As excited as I am to see Google Glass become something beyond an X-treme Sports Tech Demo, I really have to just wonder if Google understands the consumer market whatsoever. These guys are great at building search engines and have a way of seducing OEM partners, but when it comes to delivering the goods to Joe Gadgetlover. Oof.
The Nexus Q might have audio outputs that allow it to act as the replacement for a stereo amp, but this thing really feels like… well it just underwhelms. They haven’t even announced Netflix support for it. Doesn’t Samsung make a refrigerator that does Netflix? No? Time to call the patent office.
In their video for the box semi-sphere they sort-of paint the picture of a music listening party with your friends where everyone can share music to the speakers and anyone can change the order of the playlist. Great. A jukebox where the order can fought over in passive aggressive fashion. Just want I never wanted.
Sergey: for the love of Philip K. Dick, please learn how to ship a usable product.