Last Thursday, Nvidia has offered up their entry into the increasingly crowded by announcing their Nvidia Shield set top box. Starting at about $200, the Shield supports streaming video including 4k video,
My quick take: it’s riding the fence between consoles and streamer boxes. It’s not going to be an XBox or a Playstation and it’s a more pricey than a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire. The Android games and 4k video are differentiating, but I don’t think it will drive adoption.
Tech Times had a good round-up of Shield reviews for further reading and IGN had a lot of in-depth details.
Update: this Motly Fool article makes the best argument I’ve seen for the existence of the Nvidia Shield.