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NVIDIA SHIELD Spotted on NCIS: Los Angeles, Used to Pilot a Drone

It’s always a bit of fun to spot well-known Android devices on TV shows or movies, and the latest device to hit the spotlight is the NVIDIA SHIELD. The Android-powered game console was used in NCIS: Los Angeles to spy on someone by a female character who was piloting a drone in Afghanistan. Once the drone is airborne, we even get a nice closeup of SHIELD’s 5″ HD display and see the drone’s point of view.

Is it possible that this is paid product placement? Possibly. Is it possible the producers just thought it would look cool? Possibly.

Either way, we love seeing Android devices get love on national television.


Via: NeoGAF
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  • rutgersjaffo

    Knowing I won’t be the first…Um, when did Nvidia Shield become “well known”?!

  • make the thing under $100 and ill buy it. Other than that its not worth it since I can use Splashtop and a ps3 controller to do the same thing pretty much. I know not exactly but still functions.

  • chris_johns

    Id love a sheild honestly…but i wont spend the money for one bc im poor

  • Shawn

    I also saw a Shield in the season finally of Major Crimes, it was the gaming system the suspect was using on his TV.

  • FknTwizted

    the product makes perfect sense, if i remember correctly the US Military were in the works on making their own android ui equipment.

  • Kevin

    so where do i get my shield compatible drone?

    • fm123

      Well, Parrot AR Drone. Many Youtube videos by many people on the Shield.

  • Kevin

    I remember you guys used to get really excited when you’d see a Droid X on TV.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      They’re Big Time Now!

    • WAldenIV

      Just search for “How I Met Your Mother” at the top of this site.

      • Fry

        Nov 2, 2010……can’t believe how many phones I’ve had since then.

    • Adam Elghor

      I was literally just about to post that…I always got so excited to see my 2 favorite things, Android and Community in one place!

  • hfoster52

    Some real drones use something similar. Look up Raven UAV. Its just cheaper for the show to get something off the shelf and could be considered realistic.

  • EvanTheGamer

    That’s pretty awesome.

  • jbegs

    I love the show and saw this in the episode (it was a recent one). I mentioned it to my wife right away. Instead of being as excited as I was she just rolled her eyes.

    • George Fayad

      Story of my life.

      • Weber

        I’m glad I’m not alone.

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    • The Narrator

      That’s why wives are a thing of the past 😉

  • Jarred Sutherland

    Slow news day?

    • KindaObvious

      Nope, NVIDIA is still trying to push this unwanted train wreck. Can’t blame the DL guys for wanting a payday from it.

      • I hope you’re kidding lol you can’t be more mistaken

        • KindaObvious

          You mean you advertise the Shield for free? Ad revenue is the only thing I could come up with as to why you had so many articles on a device that your own poll had shown was very unpopular. I have nothing against you getting paid to advertise. Hell, that’s the only way you guys get paid to keep this awesome website up and running. I have seen your articles with cameo appearances from Android devices, but they have tended to be more popular devices. I just figured NVIDIA was going for one last stretch to get their product bought. Guess I figured wrong then.

    • Chris

      I’d say.

  • Fry

    Also you’re seeing more android devices in commercials.

    • jbegs

      I am as well. I’m also seeing more android phones in TV shows. More along the lines of crime investigation, high action or government themes.

    • The Narrator

      Microsoft really pushes it though. I hate seeing Surfaces everywhere.

      • jbegs

        NCIS LA uses Surface tablets all the time as well. It’s a pain especially when they have to show the back with the Windows logo…we get it, it’s just a lame tablet.

      • Weber

        Parks & Rec is absolutely littered with Windows products.

      • Chris

        I HATE their ads. Especially the end

        i want to see…… something something something…

      • michael arazan

        We used Xbox 360 controllers for our robots in the Navy, the smaller ones made by irobot, there are so many companies right trying to develop robots and drones for the military and get them battlefield tested.

    • Chris

      You don’t say….

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Is that episode where LL saves some kid in the taliban tribe?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Pretty sure that’s every 3rd episode.

    • jbegs

      I think this is the episode that just aired on Feb. 4th called “War Cries.”

  • Tony Byatt

    Wow…so they were the ones that bought it…