The market for android consoles is certainly getting competitive, Nvidia are throwing their hat into the ring with the announcement of Project Shield, a portable console that will also stream PC games.
Shaped into a console-stylised joypad, Project Shield sports a 720p multi-touch screen, powered by a Tegra 4 GPU and ARM Cortex-A15 CPU. The lithium batteries are said to last up to 38 hours, but only 5-10 when gaming.
“Project Shield was created by Nvidia engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play, we were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love Shield as much as we do.”