nvidia shield review
Now it does: Nvidia Shield.
This $300 handheld Android gaming device is a great product, although it may be a major attraction for Android players.
This shield is used to play games, but it also has a tablet. like qualities.
This review focuses primarily on the game side of the shield.
We will also test it as a tablet and we will update this review with these results soon.
The shield has a flap design that protects it from 5-
Inch capacitance more
The touch screen is not in use [edited 8/13/13].
Upon opening, the screen is located at the top of a very traditional game controller with a direction pad, two thumb sticks, four face buttons, and shoulder and trigger buttons on the back of the device.
In addition, there are volume control, Home, Start and Back buttons, and an Nvidia button that takes you directly to the Shield games menu and doubles as a power button.
Two speakers are built into the shielding surface, and the sound performance is good, especially for handheld devices (
Although you will still get a better sound from a good pair of headphones).
The shielded panels are called labels and can also be exchanged.
If you want to add a little personal talent to your device, you can buy one for $20.
The shield connection includes a mini
HDMI output, MicroUSB 2.
0, the MicroSD storage slot and the headphone jack that supports the microphone.
Shield did a lot of things.
These controls are very responsive and perform as well as on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
My only complaint is that the thumb stick is a bit close and the device is large --
So people with smaller hands may feel a little uncomfortable.
These controls can also be used fairly intuitively to browse the screened home screen and menu.
The quality of the games available varies.
You can buy and play anything for sale in the Google play Store, but some games are optimized for Shield.
For example, real boxing has a very impressive visual effect and can be easily controlled using the game pad of the shield;
You don\'t need to change any settings.
Another promising feature: Shield can transfer games from PC so that your PC games become more portable.
The feature is currently being tested, so only a limited number of games are available. (
We haven\'t used the desktop of the required specs for this streaming feature yet, so we can\'t comment on that. )
You can also play games on your TV wirelessly using Shield ast (
If your TV is compatible)
Or through the shielded mini HDMI port (
Cable not included).
Since you have direct access to the Google Play Store, you can download any game or app you purchased before without having to re-downloadbuy them.
You can also choose a variety of farms --
The associated app, which makes the shield versatile.
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The main flaw in the shield is that it is embarrassing to use the touch control without putting down the touch control.
It only makes sense to use it in landscape mode: in portrait mode you have to awkwardly put it aside.
For handheld gaming devices, the shield is also a bit heavier than I like more. Holding 20.
After a long game, 4 ounces can become exhausted.
Finally, thanks to Shield\'s PC-
The Sreaming feature is only available in beta, and it is only available for desktop computers with GeForce GTX 650 or higher GPUs.
Shield is more correct than it is doing wrong
But this is a niche device.
Hardcore players may opt for cheaper portable consoles, such as PlayStation Vita or Nintendo 3DS, supported by large gaming companies.
Casual gamers are better off choosing cheaper devices with larger screens, such as Samsung Tab or Google Nexus tablets, or even smartphones.
Hardcore players who especially like the Android operating system may become buyers of shields.
This could be a good option for those who play a lot of PC games, and they also want to make them a bit more portable, although the feature is still in its early stages.
Still, the shield may just be a little ahead of its time.
The Android platform appears to be a force in the gaming space, with quite a few consoles and handheld devices released this year.
The problem is that there are not enough games in the very popular games in Android to make changes to hardcore players.
Need a higher priceBig quality-
Name the titles for these devices to gain a foothold in the Android Market. —
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