At CES 2013, NVIDIA held a press convention. At the top of the development, the corporate introduced a wonder product, Project SHIELD. For the ones now not within the know, SHIELD is a transportable gaming device powered through Android, whole with a flip-up show, console-quality controller buttons, and great audio system. Again then, ahead of there used to be an entire lineup of SHIELD units, this used to be the one SHIELD. With all the drugs and Android TV packing containers now to be had, the identify has modified to SHIELD Moveable, however to me, it’s nonetheless simply SHIELD.
The unique SHIELD is powered via a Tegra 4 processor and includes a 5″ HD show. Whilst I assumed this used to be the best product ever made (it in fact made cellular video games actually a laugh for me), some other folks weren’t precisely stoked at the preliminary worth of the tool.
Whilst the tool used to be introduced at CES, it wasn’t made to be had till months later. Main as much as its unencumber, NVIDIA introduced that it might value $349, striking it proper up towards an ordinary gaming console like PlayStation or Xbox. Then again, NVIDIA took that comments and got here again with a $299 worth, which looked to be followed a bit of higher.
This week, we noticed pictures from the FCC of what’s classified because the SHIELD Portable 2. Will it ever release? It kind of feels not likely. As I've said sooner than, SHIELD Moveable is extremely area of interest, and until NVIDIA can be offering an excessive moveable gaming revel in for not up to $199 or perhaps even less expensive, it simply doesn’t appear well worth the advertising effort. You understand, as a result of Android customers be tremendous reasonable and all. /s
Under is our preliminary unboxing video from 2013, in addition to the unique hands-on we had at CES (sorry for very shaky digital camera, we didn’t have superior gimbals again then).