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Always On: Nexus Q Unboxing at Always On

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Always On: Nexus Q Unboxing at Always On

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Molly Wood opens up Google's new media hub, the Nexus Q. The bowling ball-like device streams Google Play content like music, movies and YouTube, but is it worth the $299 price tag?

This is my -- is the new Google nexus -- or as I like to call it their Google whatnot. It is an Android streaming media device and we're gonna -- box it for the first time. -- here by the way this thing's heavy all of via comparisons to bowling ball seemed pretty accurate. I'm here. -- -- -- It is heavy like a bowling ball the weird top does actually turn and then when you plug it in their sleep these like menacing lights they go around the end. Okay I'll stop making by the bowling -- thing and give -- the specs. The nexus two is basically an Android based media hub and it's like -- competitor to the Apple TV can stream music movies and TV shows to external speakers. It runs a version of Android four point oh and talks to your other Android devices the nexus -- only streams Google play content like music Google -- movies TV and YouTube. So that limited selection problem is definitely huge here. It does have a built in amp so you can use it to power a set of speakers which Google sells separately. There's sixteen gigabytes of onboard Flash Memory -- of one gig of ram. It has a micro HDMI output for hooking up to -- TV your cable box so there's an optical audio ports there's an ethernet Jack. And a micro USB port for what Google calls general hack ability. Whatever that means. It also has built in Wi-Fi Bluetooth and an FCs so -- can talk to your NFC enabled phone or tablet. Now you control the nexus -- with your Android phone or tablet and Google also says that it's a social streaming media player so. I guess a -- of -- of Android phones could kind of collaborate on a playlist that kind of thing. -- the headline of this thing when all other Google TV devices and Apple TV costs 99 dollars this one. -- to 99 and it looks like a weird little bowling -- I mean I gotta say I think it's a little bit of a non starter can you -- vanity project but.
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