Let me start out by saying the Logitech Revue with Google TV is pretty sweet. I’m calling this a first impressions post though, since despite it being a production release, I still feel it is in its infancy and slightly unfair to judge just yet. I also do not subscribe to any sort of cable/satellite service, so I’m not able to test its full functionality. From what I’ve heard, having it hooked up to a subscription service really makes the product shine as it helps control your TV and DV-Recorder.
The packaging for the Revue is nice, and on par with any Apple product. It sounds funny to say, but I was impressed that not only did it come with Duracell batteries, but they were pre-installed in the keyboard. The device itself was very easy to install, and guided you through the setup process quick and painlessly. Between the device, keyboard and RF blaster (included – it also looks like the device itself has a few RF blasters built in it to hit those devices near by) it functions splendidly as a Harmony Remote.