Logitech's Google TV set top box has finally been unveiled and is set to bring internet-loving TV-addicts the Google TV experience by the end of October.
"We know that you have access to an enormous amount of content, from more places than ever before," said Logitech.
"And that has made finding what you want to watch or controlling the devices to do it, more complex. With this line of products, the Google TV experience, and TV watching in general, is about to get so much easier for the millions of US households with an HDMI-ready TV."
The Logitech Revue with Google TV is a companion box that enables consumers with a HDMI-ready TV to browse the web, stream videos from sites like YouTube or Hulu, play Flash games, connect with friends on social networks and even show off photos on the biggest display in the house.
The Logitech Revue also comes with a wireless keyboard controller with a built-in touch pad and Google TV-specific buttons.
To add to your Google TV experience Logitech has also released the Logitech TV Cam so the TV can be used for VOIP video calls and a smaller "thumb typing" keyboard controller called the Logitech Mini Controller.
Consumers who prefer to control their TV with a touch screen can also download Logitech's soon-to-be released Android and iPhone controllers.
Sony is set to formally introduce its Google TV, an all-in-one internet TV that ships with the "Google TV experience" in the near future.
Meanwhile consumers face the task of deciding between the more limited internet TV options of Apple's $99 Apple TV, purchasing an all-in-one internet TV such as those made by Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, Toshiba and Vizio, getting their hands on a rival set top box from competitors such as Boxee and Roku, or waiting a year or so until the market matures.
Logitech Revue with Google TV will start shipping in the US before the end of October and will cost $299.
The Logitech TV cam will sell for $149.99, the Logitech Mini Controller for $129.99, and the iPhone and Android apps will be free from the App Store and Android Market.
For a rundown on some additional internet TV options available to you visit: http://crosscut.com/2010/10/06/technology/20189/Rise-up,-couch-potatoes!-Apple,-Google,-and-others-launch-a-TV-war/
US consumers can pre-order the Logitech Revue here: