The new Logitech companion box for Google’s TV platform has finally received a name – Logitech Revue with Google TV moniker. This device is said to combine great features, like web access, cable, satellite content, applications, video calling and others onto a user’s TV…..
It may not be reaching consumers until sometime this Fall, but Logitech’s Google TV companion box, the Revue, has recently landed in a few important hands: the FCC’s. Not much in the way of surprises with this one, but we do at least get a glimpse of the device’s internals (check out a shot after the break), and the mystery of the FCC label has been solved at last.
The funny thing is… Logitech considered naming it the Harmony Box, Squeezebox TV, and even the Logitech TV Hub. Logitech chose Revue because it fit the multi-displinary nature of the device similar to the “multi-act theatrical entertainment that combined music, dance and sketches – wildly popular between 1910 and 1930.” Nothing else new was posted other than the positive affirmation by the team that Google TV, with help from Logitech’s companion products, “will be wildly popular between 2010 and 2030, until we reinvent interaction again.
According to a video on the web, an iPhone or Android application will let users control their own home theater systems similar to Logitech’s Harmony remotes; here, each system component is turned on or off and switched to the appropriate input. Users will also be able to browse through cable and satellite program guides or simply surf the Internet thanks to Logitech’s Revue with Google TV and to their Android-based smartphone or iPhone.
Of course, if it’s information and excitement you’re after, you can always check out our hands-on from Google IO.