A couple very exciting devices from Razer and Intel just went on pre-order, all while Phillips is lighting things up with a new product.
Remember the Razer Forge TV? It was the first Android TV announced to have a strong focus in gaming. We had a blast checking it out at CES 2015, but you will get your turn very soon. This Android TV unit went up for pre-order and you can put your name on one right away.
It launches this May 1st, so you will have to wait about a month for it. As expected, the price is set at $149.99, which also makes this one of the most expensive Android TV devices around. This is more than an Android TV, though – it is considered a gaming console.
Opinion: As it goes in this industry, the Razer Forge TV already has a competitor… and a pretty darn good one. NVIDIA recently announced the NVIDIA Shield console. That one also comes with stunning specs, 4K support and even NVIDIA GRID compatibility.
There wasn’t much of a fuss surrounding Intel’s Compute Stick, but it could be one of the coolest things we saw at CES. This little HDMI dongle is a full computer in a package that highly resembles a Chromecast. It costs only $149.99 and comes with an Intel Atom processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage,
WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1 and more.
Pretty impressive, right? Well, you can now pre-order it from Newegg. The ETA is set for May 1st, which is pretty soon. Are you getting yourself one?
Opinion: I can see this being a great product for those who like doing presentations and need something they can easily pocket and work on. Maybe you want a media HTPC for watching movies? It’s priced very well, so it won’t hurt to get this, even if it is used as a secondary computer.
Phillips is slowly becoming a leader in smart home accessories. They may not be the only ones around, but they are certainly the ones who have better commercialized and promoted their smart lighting products. You can’t talk about smart lighting without mentioning Phillips’ Hue, and today they are bringing us something else to talk about.
This is the Phillips Hue Go, a smart light you can actually take with you and move around. Simply unplug the Hue Go and you should get about 3 hours of light without having to recharge. It supports notifications, alarms, timers, multiple colors and more. It’s pretty awesome, but I won’t deny it’s a bit over-priced at about $100. It will hit retail stores in June, so you have some time to consider your options.
Opinion: Phillips seems to forget that, as cool as these are, they are still just lights. $100 for a bulb? I won’t be signing up.