Good news for all of you Google TV fans out there, because today we finally have a release date for the newest addition to the ASUS GTV line-up. In case you might have forgotten about this geometric jewel that was first announced by ASUS way back at the Consumer Electronics Show, and I know that it seems like ages ago, we are here to give you a refresher course on the ASUS Qube.
Back at CES, the Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS announced the ASUS Qube. The Qube was to be released in Q1 of 2013, but now that the quarter has come and gone many were left wondering just what had happened to the new Google TV from ASUS. Good news though, ASUS has announced that the Qube will finally have it’s chance to sit amongst our living room gadgetry on April 23rd.
Along with Google TV V3 and all of the features that come along with that, the ASUS Qube will also feature its very own “Qube Interface”. This entails a three-dimensional tetrahedron rotating effect that will spin through your content ,and from what I have seen, it looks pretty darned cool. You will also get a motion controlled remote(via gyro) with a full qwerty keypad, navigation buttons, and even a dedicated Netflix button. As well, you will be able to control the Qube via voice commands through the remote control itself.
The ASUS Qube utilizes the ARM platform for Google TV called the Marvell ARMADA 1500, which should give the device plenty of oomph, even though the early hands-on impressions showed some bit of lag and left a lot to be desired in terms of smoothness. On the box, err Qube, itself, you will have two HDMI ports, USB port, and an ethernet port. The Qube will also be equipped with 2.4GHz WiFi, if you had any doubts. The ASUS Qube will also come along with 50GB of storage in the cloud through ASUS WebStorage which should be plenty of extra space for a bit more entertainment.
There you have it, go out on April 23rd Google TV lovers, and grab yourself up the newest GTV box from ASUS and be entertained. The ASUS Qube will run you a very appealing $129. How many of you are going to get out there and pick one up from your neighborhood web-store? Let us know in the comments. If you are really super excited about the ASUS Qube, well, let us know about that too.