WHILE GOOGLE TV is being touted as the next big thing, hardware makers are coming up with products that they think will slot in with it.
Logitech is releasing a product line that it says will be in the shops in a couple of weeks.
First up is the Logitech Revue with Google TV. It includes a compact companion box that connects to an HD TV and a Logitech Keyboard Controller - a wireless compact keyboard that's perfect for Google TV search in your living room.
For those who find the Google controller too large there is a smaller, sleeker form factor with thumb typing, called the Logitech Mini Controller. Logitech said that it will be offering apps for the Android phone or Iphone or Ipod Touch or Ipad that have Harmony-style activity controls.
It is starting to look if Google TV is going to get the support of a lot of hardware makers, although Logitech does appear to be first out of the starting gate.
What will make this interesting is that it will be an opportunity to see the more open source friendly Google competing with the proprietary Apple in a field which has been a Jobs' Mob's graveyard for a number of years.
The theory is that hardware makers will be more interested in making gear for Google TV rather than Apple. However it will be interesting to see what the customers want. µ
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