Logitech Revue Will Soon Be Just $100


The Logitech Revue – the first Google TV device – launched at a pricey $300. Many folks didn’t want to pay $300 for an unproven platform and their skepticism was definitely justified. We imagine market penetration was low initially as Logitech has had to continue to lower the price of their product to this very day. The Logitech Revue STB companion unit will now be just $100.

Logitech cites the price cut as a reason why they lost money in Q2, though as it stands I have yet to see the device at this price-point anywhere. You’re still getting a very serviceable Google TV device for this price, but you should know that more powerful devices are on their way and that we may see some of those devices this holiday season.

We’re not sure how the latest version of Google TV (with Android market support and Honeycomb) will run whenever it does come to the Revue, but it may be worth the money to buy, wait and see. For now, Logitech and Best Buy are still showing the device at $250 but we expect that to change there and at retailers soon. [Logitech via Electronista]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. That’s cool. But most of the reviews I’ve seen of this product are pretty horrible. Hopefully with the upcoming Google TV software revisions, they will resolve some of the issues and make the product worth using.

  2. Hmm… I’m still a bit skeptical

  3. I bought it at full whack. Its a shame as there isn’t that much going for it in this first guise. A few branded channels, picture in picture viewing (TV & Tweets) are cool for ten minutes. It now sits collecting dust. Lets hope updates will make it more relevant.

  4. I just want it.

  5. It needs a QAM tuner at the very least.

  6. Google said they would be releasing the GoogleTV source code at some point. I’m waiting for the army of ARM devices to come out.

  7. I still use my google tv heavily. For only $100 thats a steal!!!

  8. Had one for a while. Returned to Costco for full refund. $100 is where it should have started. Think I might get one again at this price point. Ice cream is just around the corner.

    1. I did as well. But at this price, I’m definitely buying it again.

  9. Give me some proof that Ice Cream will come to it and I’d get it now. The apps COULD make all the difference.

  10. I bought one from someone for $150 that was almost never used. The thing is pretty awesome but it is definitely not the fastest thing especially given the price they charge you would expect more power then an Apple TV that is still cheaper then the $100 price they are lowering it to. On top of that it’s still buggy and the last maintenance update actually made it less stable.

  11. The real question is: How will Honeycomb perform in this thing? From what I’ve read, it’s already jerky and laggy…and it’s not even on Honeycomb! The update will bring the Market, which means we get to download apps to it. I just hope that the addition of Honeycomb, the Market, and apps running in the background won’t hinder the Revue.

  12. I have one and they keep promising, I just hope @Logitech steps up on the support for the device. It is getting rather disheartening that they haven’t updated it. Florida is to have an “End of Summer” summer never seems to end here.

  13. I have one and they keep promising, I just hope @Logitech steps up on the support for the device. It is getting rather disheartening that they haven’t updated it. Florida is to have an “End of Summer” summer never seems to end here.

  14. At $100 it is most certainly worth it. Everyone should buy it for that price especially since honeycomb is coming to it.

    I bought it for $300 the day it came out, I use it on a daily basis.

  15. Seems like a good deal @ $100

  16. I love mine but it has so much more potential once apps are released. Simple activities like watching Hulu are not possible yet…which is a shame because I can watch Hulu content on my Evo right now!

    It’s still a great and useful product. I watch a lot of YouTube Let’s Play videos on my 52″ Sharp Quadros TV! I’ve also found the Netflix player to be superior to my Xbox version. The Xbox rebuffers quite often (which is very annoying) but the Google TV version seems to dynamically shift quality on the fly…95% of the time it retains the highest quality setting though which is great.

  17. It’s very tempting to buy at this price. I’m just not sure how well it will hold up once the next version of GTV is out with an app store. Does it have the power it will need to run it all? How much room is there for storing apps?

    I’m looking forward to owning a GTV box for sure, especially once it’s updated. I’m just not sure if I should wait for the second generation devices or not. Who knows when they will even be out?

  18. I wonder if the hardware is going to be downgraded?

  19. I’d spend a 100 just for that keyboard remote. If they release the source code, XBMC MUST BE PORTED to it.

  20. On the other note, can you guys at Phandroid get a “Mark post as spam” button here?

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