Jan 08 AT 8:39 PM Nick Gray 22 Comments

Eyes-on Nvidia Project Shield

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One of the biggest CES announcements so far this year has been the Nvidia Project Shield. Our friends at Nvidia are looking to shake up the gaming industry just a little with their very first portable gaming system. We stopped by the Nvidia booth today to get a closer look at the device, but they weren’t willing to take the prototype out of its glass box and give us the opportunity to test it out for ourselves.

As you can see from the images, the design of Project Shield is striking. It has an aggressive look, something you’d expect from an Nvidia product. The ergonomics of the device look to be in line with some of the better third-party gaming controllers, but we’ll reserve judgement until we actually hold it in our hands. For a closer look at the Nvidia Project Shield, click through our gallery below and be sure to watch the video.

How many of you are ready to throw money at Nvidia once project Shield hits store shelves later this year?

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Deon Davis

    I like it. I like it a lot!

  • TURDxSANDWICH

    The other post has me scared. It’s going to have top come in at $300 or less top justify it as a clearly better option than a Nexus 7 and Bluetooth controller.

    That being said, it looks really sweet and if nothing else should be used as a starting point for any other dedicated Android gaming device.

  • scubabum

    Drooling but can’t afford it. Bummer. I must stop watching these videos.

  • Ardrid

    As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I absolutely like what I see. Being able to stream PC games (mainly thinking smaller indie titles such as Hotline Miami, Sine Mora, Torchlight, etc.) while relaxing on the couch or in bed is extremely appealing to me. That said, if they price it at $500 or above is going to be a non-starter for many people, myself included.

    • Ardrid

      I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that Shield is even sweeter when you consider the stock Android experience that ships with the device. $500 is still too much though.

    • BigRedd

      This sounds to me like what you could already do with a Nexus 7/Nexus 10 and Splashtop, no?

  • nikhilverma

    Will throw money at it but only if the price is not over the roof.

  • Heetskore

    It’s got the goodies that my nexus 7 doesn’t. I like.

  • Deeds

    Looks good, but depends on the price

  • alexanderharri3

    They’re only looking to make a profit from the device, this thing isn’t going to cost less than $499….unfortunately pricing them out of a surefire hit device.

  • donger

    I say this things has to be between $399-$499. And yes i will pay this much for one.

  • dobri

    Shield in a shield

  • Rising33

    A cool concept of whats already around. If this project shield gets priced above $250, that would be a loss in my book. I have a Nexus 7, throw on the bluetooth controller and Bam!! And I still get to use it as a tablet. Kinda makes me wish the PS Vita had full blown Android OS on it. Now that would be nice.

    • aufan1

      I made that same comment on the other post. With the size of screens today, why not just get a BT contoller for the phone (or tablet) and you’d have the same thing.

  • renn9420

    Next on my list

  • DrFaust

    I have no interest in the android features of this thing, but ever since I got my Wii U I’ve been really wanting a way to stream my PC games too. I look forward to the bigger and better re-designs of this thing to come around. Something with a Wii U gamepad form factor and a 10 inch screen and would separate me from my money pretty quick.

  • Teebor

    My guess is going to be around $400-$500 PLUS the cost of an Nvidia graphics card to take full advantage of the device. It will probably be one of their top end cards too I bet so around $250-$300

    Kinda puts the whole thing out of my price range, and I don’t like Nvidia graphics cards

  • jonstle

    Thanks for the video Nick! Makes me want to see this thing in someones hands for a demo even more.

  • smeghead68

    Looks nice but too much money.

  • Nathan D.

    I also want to test it out myself.

  • HaX

    seems interesting…

  • Jorge Eslava

    If it’s $300 or less I’ll throw my money their way.