Google hinted we would see some new Google TV devices at CES 2013, and today ASUS revealed the Qube. Device specs are limited, but ASUS is touting that the Qube will feature a remote with motion controls — a first for Google TV.
Rumors suggested that ASUS and Google might be working on a Nexus-like Google TV box, but the Qube is said to run a custom “Qube interface.” Their unique interface displays functions via a rotating cube shape that can be controlled with the advanced remote or an Android app from ASUS called Mobile Remote. ASUS also announced they would include 50 GB of cloud storage space with every Qube with Google TV, similar to offerings on their other Android devices.
Pricing and availability were not revealed, but $99 has been the sweet spot for recent Google TV boxes. Customers might be willing to pay more for the exclusive motion controls, but we will have to wait and see what other features ASUS decides to pack in.
Update: Multiple sites are reporting the ASUS Qube will launch at the end of Q1 with a suggested retail price of $129.