Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 22:17 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Yesterday, Logitech hosted an Analyst and Investor Day and during his remarks, CEO Guerrino De Luca pulled absolutely no punches in describing the 'mistakes' the company made with its Logitech Revue Google TV set top box. Calling the company's Christmas 2010 launch 'a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature', De Luca told investors that the company had 'brought closure to the Logitech Revue saga' by making plans to let inventory run out this quarter and that there are 'no plans to introduce another box to replace Revue'."
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Can't Argue...
by galvanash on Sat 12th Nov 2011 03:11 UTC
galvanash
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2006-01-25

Had one. Spent an hour or two trying to do something useful with it and gave up after realizing how braindead it was. I really don't have a clue what they were thinking. A (jailbroken) Apple TV or a Boxee or Roku are all infinitely more useful.

I will say one thing though. The keyboard was _very_ nice, but the mouse pad was horrible. If that keyboard had a solid pointing device I would have wanted it for my Media Computer (light, small, had a nice feel, etc.).

But for the Revue? I don't get it - designing such a device with a full keyboard for a remote doesn't make sense to me. And from my understanding that was Google's call - not Logitech's. I mean I get having a keyboard as an option for some people who really want one - but you should be able to operate it 95% of the time with a simple remote...

I use jailbroken Apple TVs now on every TV in my house. Apple TV + XBMC = $99 Nirvana

Edited 2011-11-12 03:12 UTC

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