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Video: Unboxing of NVIDIA SHIELD

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After months of waiting patiently, although sometimes we weren’t as patient, NVIDIA has provided us with a review unit of SHIELD for our testing/gaming pleasure. With this post, we will provide you a quasi-unboxing video and a device hardware gallery. Ready for a SHIELD overload? Good. 

The device is built well and the software pairs with the looks very nicely. It’s dark, almost giving off sort of a mysterious vibe. The few times I took it out in public, people seemed very interested in the device and had a natural feeling of wanting to play with it. Luckily, NVIDIA spared no expense making sure SHIELD came with some great games onboard, so showing off the gaming power of this device is pretty easy.

Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor and 2GB of RAM, the device can handle any gaming task you might throw at it. It powers through titles like Grand Theft Auto and Real Boxing, still providing enough power to go around for your favorite apps and entertainment. Built into SHIELD is a 5″ 720p display, an HDMI-out port capable of providing 4K video out, a microSD slot for additional storage, plus that specially designed controller, complete with joysticks, bumpers and triggers. It’s the ultimate Android-powered gaming system.

For more info, check out the pics and video below and be on the look out for more SHIELD coverage.

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  • Hatyrei

    Ummm…when does tegra 4 powered tablets and cellphones coming?

    • Justin W

      Betting this fall or winter.

  • David Hayden

    “NVIDIA Shield Unboxing…” Product already unboxed.

  • punkroyale

    I like the idea. I think the execution is poor, aesthetically its not pleasing.

  • Bobby Buttons

    They really should switch places of the left joystick & d-pad. Also, swap out the d-pad entirely. That looks even worse than the 360 controller d-pad.

  • n11

    I’d like to see an article on what it actually does and what games it can play. Does playing angrybirds/badpiggies become easier? Is playing ROMs easier?

    • UnexplainedBacon

      This was an unboxing. Review will come later.

  • TankerTuff

    It looks like a George foreman grill. Nice idea though. Anybody know what games are preloaded?

  • Finire

    The one thing I want to know, is does that have GRID gaming on it for you to do a review on?

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

    That looks horrible now that its not a promo picture. and i love how they didnt even try to cover up its Android OS.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Their intention never was to cover up Android. Their goal is to make vanilla Android a legitimate gaming platform for players and developers.

    • LoganLopez

      That was the first thing i thought when i saw it as well. As much as i like vanilla Android, i like it for my phone, not for a gaming system…

    • j__h

      Leaving it Vanilla allows for fast updates and the best compatibility. I also really like the look from Google, be that a phone, tablet or gaming device.

  • chris420o

    Honestly the more i see this the more i like it….but i dont game enough to jusify esp on the road…i rather be at my comp gaming or on the tv on live playing battlefield…but if this was still another 50 bucks cheaper i can see it being very successful…and its a good step for android gaming

    • http://xn--wbg.com/ Michael Anthony

      The more I see it, the more I think they let whoever come up with the idea design the thing.

      Don’t get me wrong, the concept is great. A portable gaming device to show off what people can do with the NVIDIA hardware is really good idea. Not skinning android for whatever reason, could go either way. The design, a huge WTF. it looks like they modeled the thing off of a screen attached to a cheap knock off xbox 360 controller.

      • steevka

        **Original xbox controller

  • Jordan

    I have the Moga Pro & HTC One. I find it a much cheaper alternative to this.

    • BeLogical

      I’m trying to find a reason not to buy the Moga Pro. I really like how it looks. Any thoughts for me?

      • Jordan

        It can’t play steam games like the shield can. But quite a few android games are supported. I’m a fan of playing emulators with it.

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      Honestly the more i see this the
      more i like it….but i dont game enough to jusify esp on the road…i
      rather be at my comp gaming or on the tv on live playing
      battlefield…but if this was still another 50 bucks cheaper i can see
      it being very successful…and its a good step for android gaming

    • Matthew

      Htc one 499$ Shield 250$

      • Jordan

        I assumed it was a given that I already had a smartphone(HTC One) & had to buy the controller ($50)

      • michael arazan

        And shield doesn’t make phone calls, yet

    • hurrpancakes

      HTC One is quite a bit more expensive than the Shield

    • UnexplainedBacon

      Cheaper but limited to Android-based games. No streaming your Steam library (if you have one).

  • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

    “Sound lover”? that just sounded dirty…

  • Alex Boro

    Hardware looks good but there are barely any full fledged games on the play store. I rather just get the vita since it has games and you can stream from ps4 and it is cheaper

    • UnexplainedBacon

      You can stream your Steam library and play it all on Shield…