Jun 27 AT 1:01 PM Dustin Earley 42 Comments

Nexus Q is the world’s first social streaming media player


Alongside Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7, Google has unveiled an interesting piece of new hardware called the Nexus Q.

The Nexus Q is a cloud connected jukebox. It works as a sort of receiver for Google Play connected devices, allowing anyone with access to Google Music or YouTube, as just two examples, to play music or videos on whatever the Nexus Q is hooked up to.

If you have your Nexus Q hooked up to a set a speakers (like the $399 pair being sold on Google Play), anyone who connects their device to that Nexus Q can play music through those speakers. No need to pass around phones or connect to different accounts.

As far as the tech specs, the Nexus Q features optical audio, an ethernet port, micro HDMI port, micro USB and banana jack speaker outputs, all wrapped in a solid black ball shaped casing, surrounded by a ring of 32 color changing LED lights.

The Nexus Q will be available in mid-July for $299. For more information on the Nexus Q, check out the dedicated web page for the Q here.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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