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Logitech Unveils More Details About Google TV

Logitech has today unveiled more information about the set top box that it will launch later this year, which is the first product to be officially presented as a Google TV one.

The product, known as the Google TV companion box, has the pedigree of a cross between a high end set top box and a smartphone without a built in screen.

The black device is the size of an Apple TV and comes with an Intel CE4100 Atom-based processor running at 1.2GHz. It comes with 4GB onboard storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two HDMI ports, Dolby 5.1 surround sound and two USB ports.

The accessories specialist also says that you will be able to connect boxes from your satellite, terrestrial or cable provider to it although it failed to give more details.

This being Logitech, you will also get their Harmony technology built in the STB. Logitech makes some of the best multimedia remote controls currently available at any price.

Wired says that you will be able to a remote control app on your iPhone or your Android handset which will bring up a keyboard and a touchscreen D-Pad which will control not only the box but also other devices based on the same standard.

You can find more about the product on Logitech's website here (opens in new tab). What's more, Logitech has also told the Inquirer (opens in new tab) that the Google TV companion box will come to the UK in 2011.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.