NVidia is getting ready to release SHIELD (no relation to the Marvel comic). This hand-held Android device is shaped for the hand like an X-Box controller with D-pad and lots of buttons, but it does quite a bit in it’s small package.
Being Android, it will play any Google Play game on its flip up 5 inch HD screen, but what caught my attention is that it will let you stream games (and movies) from your PC! I can imagine play World of Warcraft while lounging in bed, no laptop needed (though I’m not sure if WoW will be streamable on their service or not as it looks like it is designed mainly for shooters).
Of course it also plays movies and music and more.
SHIELD puts a complete multimedia theater in the palm of your hands. Get lost in the hottest movies, your favorite music, or the latest e-book with a stunning 5″ retinal-quality multi-touch display and custom tuned bass reflex audio. Watch Hulu. Surf the web. Check email. Even update your Facebook status. SHIELD makes it easy to stay connected to everything you love.
Originally planned for a price of $349, it has been lowered to $299 this week making it comparable to a high end Android tablet.