Dissed by Logitech, Google TV Soldiers On | Gadget Lab | Wired.com (click for full article) From the article: "A good portion of Google's so-called marathon plan involves remedying big mistakes of the past, including streamlining what many saw as complicated peripheral hardware. "They tried to make the Google TV experience too much like a computer," Forrester analyst James McQuivey said in an interview. "Companies like Logitech invested in these complicated peripherals, and they're too complex for people." The first generation of Google TV peripherals were indeed a mish-mash of combined keyboard/remote frankenware, a reminder of the failed Web TV controllers first introduced in the mid-90s. "It doesn't make any sense to add another remote to people's lives," McQuivey said. Google has said it's working with its partners on redesigning the controller hardware, and will offer a streamlined, less-complex version of a TV controller in the future. The partner working on the project is ostensibly Sony, the other major manufacturer to offer a Google TV set-top box." -------------------------------------------------------- Man oh man how many times do these so-called 'experts' just keep re-hashing the same old garbage. The remote control is not the MAIN reason that Google TV has not been more successful. With the Revue the high price was the main issue. When the price was slashed to $99 the Revue sold like hotcakes - proving the problem WAS NOT THE KEYBOARD. I hope that at least if the new Google TV hardware comes with a small hand-held remote with a few tiny buttons (so a retard can use it lol) - that at least there will be an option to use a wireless keyboard through the USB port. Trying to do any typing with a hand-held controller is not fun.