56
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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.

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Nexus Q review: Google's mysterious little social streamer

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

Pros
  • Stunning designHigh-quality audio outputPlenty of connectivity options
Cons
  • Limited functionalityCan only access Google Play contentCan only be controlled by Android devices
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
YouTube, Other
Audio services
Other
Video outputs
HDMI
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

General

Type
Audio / video player

Supported media

Video playback
yes

Services

Video services
YouTube, Other
Audio services
Other

Storage

Internal storage
yes (16 GB)
USB
2.0 (1 ports)
Memory card reader
no

Speakers

Speakers
None

Remote

Remote (included)
no
IR blaster
no
Serial control
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal

Other features

Upgradeable firmware
yes
Front text display
no

Outputs

Video outputs
HDMI (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)

Inputs

Video input support
no
Audio input support
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
no