Almost 2 years ago, I weighed in on one of the first GoogleTV boxes, the Logitech Revue. Because I haven’t Grubered myself in a while, here’s the upshot of my prediction for the success of Logitech’s masochistic partnership with Mountain View:
Bottom line: the Revue costs 3 times more than an Apple product in the same space and as much as a dedicated HTPC, which has more flexibility and the same requirement for peripherals. Unless this thing does something it’s not advertising, Google’s first foray into the living room is going to be a laugher.
And what a laugher it turned out to be. It cost the usually-profitable Logitech its first quarter in the red, along with the tenure of the CEO responsible for that turd.
Let’s see: did Google announce anything recently that sounds like the Revue?