Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Google TV device that will be shipping as soon as it is released. Google TV will offer a wide variety of home entertainment as well as allowing Internet surfing. The device which is being produced by Logitech comes with a what is called a Revue Companion Device that connects to your HDTV as well as a keyboard to with a built-in touch pad. Since a touch pad is included, no mouse or other device is required.

On their website Amazon describes the device and system requirements as

Logitech Revue with Google TV brings together all of your entertainment
in one place…your HDTV. Now you can enjoy:

  • Your cable or satellite programming
  • The full Web
  • Apps designed especially for your TV
  • Compatible DVR recordings
  • Your photos, music and videos
  • One simple-to-use interface, instead of switching devices or locations
  • No extra monthly fees
  • Before you order a Logitech Revue make sure you meet the minimum system requirements which are:

    HDTV with HDMI Port
    Cable, satellite or telephone company box with HDMI out
    High-speed Internet access either Wi-Fi or ethernet network connection.

    Cost of the unit is $299.99. The price seems high when others are offering similar units for under $100. However, it does appear that this device will do a lot more than what others are offering.

    Comments welcome.

    Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller