Summary: Works great for both common streaming providers as well as Kodi. Unfortunately, Amazon Prime streaming is not available. I was a little confused by the lack of a context menu button on the rather expensive TV remote (not the game controller), as it is common on other android tv and amazon fire tv...
Pros: Extremely fast, 4k hevc support, etc
Cons: A little pricey, no Amazon, regular (non-gaming) remote lacks context button
overall great product but dont buy it here, way overpriced
2 July 2015
Summary: Great product but the actual price by nvidia 399$ and the tablet is on stock at nvidias website every other week or so. Do not buy it here unless the price goes down, just wait, save your money and do not support the people trying to throw you under the bus.
Summary: It's a pretty darn nice joystick, although since we use Google Nexus players around the house here and was considering getting an Nvidia version of of the player which already comes with one of these, I probably should have held off buying this controller as I will have 2 of them when I do get the...
Pros: The joystick has a quality feel to it, has a built in mic for doing searches, allows you to use a "cursor" on Android, support for PC (although haven't tried), and automatically turns itself off. Oh, and amazing battery life!
Cons: I took an egg off since the manual says you can press and hold the logo button for 5 seconds or so to power it off, but I have only been able to do this once out of 50 tries. It also wasn't clear that the device won't update it's firmware unless it has enough of a battery charge to not power off ...
Summary: Don't listen to this CNET review it sounds like the editor has gone into it, hating it from the start. This device really has the potential to do everything from gaming with the latest triple AAA titles to streaming TV channels and watching on demand content.
Very Risky Buy. Lots of bugs and glitches in some tablets.
17 May 2015
Summary: I am updating my review from 3 stars down to 1. The crashes I was experiencing have not gone away, and in some cases have only gotten worse. This tablet is risky business... I have had mine crash daily since I purchased it.
Summary: As an IT professional I always knew Nvidia for their video cards and other PC hardware, and I always held a high respect for them in that space. But when I got the Shield Portable for my nephew I realized there's more than great hardware behind the Shield, they also have the best customer service...
Summary: I have had nothing but problems with this tablet. It constantly crashes, and sometimes it will not boot at all. When I'm playing a game it runs great as long as it doesn't crash. Don't get me wrong, this thing is powerful. But it's made cheap, and there are definitely problems with the tegra k1.
Summary: I hate it and I wish I could send it back. If it had basic power button and touchscreen responsiveness, it would have 5 eggs.
Pros: The stylus and handwriting recognition are fantastic. Games are responsive and smooth for the most part.
Cons: I get video lag when watching movies. But the thing that makes this tablet and utter piece, is that the power button for sleep mode and power down is often unresponsive. The touchscreen is unresponsive on many occasions, and the tablet freezes up on a daily basis. I have to reboot the thing sever...