Logitech Announces Line of Google TV Accessories

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Logitech has worked with Google on a line of products designed for Google TV for the millions of households with an HDMI-ready television. Google TV merges television programming with the entire internet, with the ability to search across them both. The new line has been named Logitech Revue.

Logitech Revue is a plug-and-play companion box which pairs with a keyboard controller to offer control over the user's Google TV experience. Also in the line of products are the Logitech TV Cam and Vid HD service fot HD video calling through the television, as well as the Logitech Mini Controller.

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The Logitech Revue connects to the television and the cable or satellite box through HDMI connections. The Logitech box will guide the user through onscreen instructions to set up the software necessary. After installation, the content available will include the same television programming but also nearly limitless web content, as well as preloaded Google TV and Logitech applications.

The Logitech Keyboard Controller includes everything necessary to control Google TV, including a touch pad with scroll functionality. The controller also has controls for the televisions, AV receivers, and DVRs and utilizes Logitech's Harmony Link technology, the same technology used in Logitech's family of Harmony universal remotes. Also available as a controller is the Mini Controller, which features a touch pad and keyboard as well but is palm sized.

The Logitech TV Cam lets you make and receive high-definition video calls on your HDTV - no computer required. It connects to the Logitech Revue box through USB and features interchangeable Carl Zeiss lenses. Combined with the Vid HD software, you can make video calls with 720p resolution.

Currently available for pre-order on Logitech.com, Amazon.com, and BestBuy.com, the complete line is expected to be available by the end of October.


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