The Nexus Q
This is a Google product that is in our opinion ahead of its time. It certainly puts aesthetics over functionality. But we are all about novelty and strive to bring these cool novel ideas to our users to experience.
- Outputs include micro-HDMI, micro-USB, TOSLINK, 10/100 Ethernet and, powered stereo outputs for low-impedance speaker wire. Powering those outputs is an internal 25-watt amplifier
- Bluetooth, NFC and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n. The NFC and Bluetooth are used for pairing with other Android devices, while the Wi-Fi and Ethernet come in for getting content
- There’s also a dual-core TI OMAP processor inside
- The Nexus Q exterior is bisected by a ring of LEDs. It creates a mesmerizing performance.
- Any video you want to play through the Q has to be rented or purchased through Google Play.
- Setup: Just run the power cable to the wall and connect a pair of bookshelf speakers. You’ll need some banana plugs to make your connections, as the Q has no exposed posts and no way to accept raw speaker wire.
- You’ll need a device that can run the Nexus Q app. Tap the compatible Android device on top of the sphere to bring up the Q application in the Google Play store. Install it. To pair with the Q, the app must use Bluetooth — but only for a few moments. After that, all communication with the device uses Wi-Fi.
- You can play media only through the Google Play media apps (music and videos) and push YouTube videos to the Q. Nothing more.
- It is a novelty device, a very beautiful novelty device. Enjoy