Do you think it’s hip to be square? After unveiling its little black box, the Google TV Qube, Asus certainly hopes so. We’ve rounded up thoughts from various corners of the techosphere, so dive on in and see what you think.
Stuff‘s front line tech hunter Sophie Charara was impressed with the Qube’s gyroscopic remote and praised the box-like design, including the 3D cube user interface.
Pocket Lint’s Stuart Miles found the Qube to sport a “zippy interface and fast loading times”. He also succesfully used the voice search find the Princess Bride for rent on Amazon, demonstrating its voice recognition accuracy.
Gizmodo‘s Kyle Wagner was a little less positive and seemed to be rather disappointed with the Qube’s button-laden controller, stating that remotes “shouldn’t have dozens and dozens of buttons like the satellite dish remotes from 1985”.
Slashgear‘s Craig Lloyd touched upon the impressive connectivity of the Qube, from its HDMI in and out ports, dual USB ports, ethernet and IR-out for those who want ultimate connectivity. eE did however mention that 4GB of on-board storage was on the low side, but that cloud streaming would negate this issue.
We’ll update with more hands on impressions as and when we get them. In the meantime, check out all of our CES 2013 coverage.