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56 Engadget Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
56

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Google's curious little media streamer is a beauty to behold but offers an unfortunate combination of high price and limited functionality.

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56 Engadget Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
56

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

56
 

User Reviews

90
tgarlanger
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
Idefreeze
The only thing it misses for now is the support of more media/apps. Unfortunately...read more
60
gcready
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
56
Average Critic Score
 
50
Laptop Magazine
Though the Nexus Q is a beautiful and easy-to-use piece of hardware, it suffers from a dearth of content and an unjustifiably high price.
 
60
Technology Review
Its combination of quirky styling, extremely limited functionality, and a $299 price tag has me completely mystified.
 
40
Popular Science
Presumably Google will build out the Nexus Q, considering how powerful and well-made it is physically, but at the moment, it's so half-baked that I can't imagine recommending it to anyone. It costs more, does less, and works worse than its competitors.
 
60
Techno Buffalo
For now, no. Google has explained that the Q is basically an experiment, so we can’t quite give it a definitive verdict... It certainly speaks volumes about where the product stands after indefinitely being pulled from the Play store, but progress as been made in unlocking a brighter future.

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