CES 2013: ASUS Qube is a New Reason to Get Excited About Google TV
The Google Nexus Q was supposed to make the Google TV worth the effort, but in the end the product simply failed to reach the market in due time. Now we find ourselves with a new set top box/Google TV companion called ASUS Qube. This device, as the name implies is a cube, launched by ASUS today at CES 2013.
This streaming box has motion sensing support, using an “advanced remote control”, that manipulates the interface using a “rotating on screen cube shape”. There’s also voice control for navigation and search, plus sorting through Netflix and Amazon Instant Video movies and TV shows. There’s also the ability to play games and apps from the Play Store. This will give the Apple TV a run for its money, especially through the app store side.
The Qube will also receive Mobile Remote app for Android phones and tablets, that will help control the Qube. ASUS has the advantage of being one of the select few with such a device out there and if the price is reasonable and especially more reasonable than the $299 of the Nexus Q, we’re very excited about the device. ASUS also includes 50 GB of WebStorage cloud space for every Qube with Google TV.