Logitech Revue with Google TV makes Google TV suck

The Logitech Revue will be the first Google TV set-top box available, but its $300 price tag takes it right out of the game. I just don’t see how consumers are going decide to pay $300 for a device who’s sparse features page has fewer features than the other contenders that are already in the market… and priced at $99. They are not helping themselves with the whole keyboard thing as People are NOT looking to add a big clunky keyboard to their coffee tables. Frankly this device has done more to make Goolge TV look like the next Web TV than any thing to date. The writing is on the wall: consumers are looking for a $99 price tag on their set-top box, maybe a $149 price tag on a premium set-top box. At this price point the Logitech Revue with Google TV won’t even produce enough market pressure for Apple TV to step up their game and release their Apple TV App store let alone expose Safari on the Apple TV. One other thing to note, the specifications page indicates that a cable, satellite or telco box with HDMI out is required, I am going to assume that, that is a mistake because if I need a Television service to access Internet Television you can take this device and put it…  well, somewhere creative that is not in my home.

Based on the Logitech Revue’s product page this device is definitely NOT 3 times the device so I don’t understand how Logitech thinks it is worth 3 times the price.