Unboxing the Logitech Revue

November 29, 2010 | by

The Logitech Revue and Google TV duo have stormed people’s mind with a lot of questions and to put an end to all the queries here we are with the Review of the Logitech Revue finally.

Well, just after opening up the Revue package the things that are mostly likely to pop out are the keyboard remote, the actual Revue, and a small box consisting the cables. Now, the keyboard plays a vital role here acting as the remote and necessarily as a keyboard also potentially as a mouse using the trackpad on the top-right of the keyboard, and thus partially delivers the functionaries of a universal remote for your TV. But it’s not our habit to use a keyboard as a remote is it, c’mon its huge and heavy. As a matter of fact the other alternatives of a mini-controller and iPhone app seem to be much more usable which makes the keyboard kept aside unless there is immense necessity.

The good thing about Logitech is that they have provided you with the essential wirings, including power, HDMI, and an IR receiver so that you won’t face much difficulties in addressing port issues.

Well, as of the keyboard, remember the Microsoft Mediacenter bundled keyboards? Its kinda similar, a few additional features which are quite commonly available today, and the trackpad? ohh, that’s nothing to be awe-struck at.

Now, the trackpad is comfortable with just two finger gestures and typing on the keyboard will give you a bit of sticky feeling which wont be of much harm as you aren’t gonna type in for hours. For a URL or two and bunch of remind me’s or scribbles it’s quite fine.

First thing’s first you got to place the whole thing somewhere before you can proceed further.

Now, moving onto the Logitech’s TV Cam. Well, it looks really cool and is designed specially for the Revue and for use in your media center. The sad part is you won’t be able to use it with your pc for now, but at 720p resolution performance is sure to be delivered.

Installing the Revue

This is something that is supposed to drag your attention. Nothing could be more simpler. All you need to have is an idea of what an HDMI cable is and an e-mail i.d. Rest is as clear as H2O. No need to be tech-savvy, nothing to do with computer literacy, infact even if you have put aside the manual you won’t face much hurdles getting the whole thing in place.

First Impressions

All in all the review of Revue was kinda satisfactory and i personally loved it. The apps like Twitter, Pandora and Netflix faced no issues so, a 7 out of 10 i think would be what this box deserves. And if you are yet to get on with your shopping for the holidays you must as well include this in your list.


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