LAS VEGAS--Nvidia shows off its own portable gaming device, called Shield, though CEO Jen-Hsun Huang accidentally called it Project Thor live on stage. What could that mean?
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Project Shield is just a prototype for now. Though it looks like an Xbox controller with a screen, it can stream 4K video and access Steam and Android games.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveils Nvidia Shield, a brand-new gaming device that leverages Android and the Tegra 4 quad-core processor.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
The graphics look shockingly good for streaming.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
At the press conference, an animated video of the device was played, and then slowed down to show off each feature spec by spec.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Here we see the audio capabilities.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Here Jen-Hsun Huang shows off how Shield can stream audio and media to your TV.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Nvidia was proud to announce that Shield runs a "pure Android experience."

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Perhaps as a dig at Apple, Jen-Hsun Huang pointed out very clearly that Shield will use no propriety ports. Instead, the industry standard cables are all compatible so you "don't have to buy another charger."

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Here Nvidia's resident gamers demonstrate a little gameplay.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
The Shield is smaller than the Wii U.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Updated:
Photo by: Eric Franklin/CNET / Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Updated:
Caption by: ,
Hot Galleries

CNET Magazine

The Spring smart home issue is here

Find out what Sofia Vergara wants from her modern smart home. Get your copy today for big savings off newsstand prices.

Hot Products