ASUS CUBE with Google TV now available for purchase


ASUS originally gave folks a release date of April 23rd for the CUBE, the company’s unique Google TV unit. Newegg’s release date has been all over the place, even showing that the device will be launching April 25th, but you’ll be relieved to know that the original date set by ASUS was accurate. The CUBE is now available at Amazon and Adorama for $140, and should be popping up on the likes of TigerDirect and MicroCenter later on today.

The ASUS CUBE is a cube-shaped Google TV box with a very unique user interface. Yes… that also follows the whole “cube” gimmick. You can flip and flop your CUBE around to get to wherever you need. It also features some of ASUS’ most prized apps, like their cloud storage tool where you can access your media for playback, as well as other files.

A review is coming up later today, but in the meantime you can go ahead and buy one at the aforementioned links if you’re feeling a bit impulsive today. And don’t worry about Newegg if you prefer to buy from them: they’re just a little backed up on all the pre-orders they’ve been getting.


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. I hope the review compares it to the current gen of “Android on a stick” Media PC type players out there. I am not sure if any of those actually come with a remote, but I’ve been itching to try one of them, and they come in at about half the cost of this device…

    1. Those don’t have Google TV.

      1. I am aware. But for me, the only thing missing from an Android stick over this would be Amazon Prime viewing and the remote….

        I’m sure there’s more to it, and I might find some of it useful, I’m hoping they’ll at least mention the sticks in passing (even if only a “this is way beyond”, or a “if you only watch netflix and play angry birds” bit).

    2. Google TV is different from Android on your TV. I’d figure out which one is for you before buying either. Personally, I don’t have cable so GTV is kind of pointless for me as it is primarily an overlay for your cable. I would go with Android TV for the increased functionality such as XBMC and emulators on your TV.

      1. Did not know it integrated with your cable provider… (Don’t watch much of it, but I do have it).

        Thanks. :)

  2. I think I’m going to wait for the OUYA to launch so I can see how well I like the interface and if I’m able to stream what I need before jumping on the Cube.

  3. What the hell is this for?

  4. Isnt OUYA also going to be a Google TV? Why would I get this when that would be cheaper with more functionality and also smaller?

  5. There’s a difference between Android TV and Google TV?

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