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Google TV: Sony Controller like no other

Google TV is not in need of any more publicity, but last nights ABC’s Nightline segment on the device has certainly opened our eyes to the remote used to control it. The Sony controller that will come with Sony’s Google TV device is like nothing we have even seen — well apart from an old Atari Jaguar gamepad, that’s what Devindra Hardawar from Venture Beat believes.

You can clearly see by the images and video onEngadget that the controller comes with two directional pads and a full QWERTY keyboard — making searching much easier than it is on Apple TV.

Hardawar is right to point out that the device for the most part is very functional, but when it comes to being user-friendly it is lacking. LG also has a control for their Google TV device, but they have gone the other way and kept things too simple.

I am certain that in time there will be a host of Android apps that will do the job of the controller, this for me will be the better solution — as long as you have an Android handset that is.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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