If you’re interested in Android gaming, you’ve now got another option for enjoying games on your TV and your phone.
When it comes to specs, the Razer Forge TV Micro-Console runs Android TV (Android 5.0), measures 104.9 x 104.9 x 17.02mm, and weighs 240.4g. Included is a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Google Cast, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2, and 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Razer is also touting a feature called Razer Cortex: Stream that lets you stream games from your PC to your Razer Forge TV Micro-Console.
Meanwhile, the Serval Controller is powered by 2 AA batteries and includes a detachable phone clip for giving you a place to put your handset when you’re gaming on the smaller screen.
While the Razer Forge TV Gaming Bundle is a bit pricier than Google’s Nexus Player, there’s a reason for the price difference. Not only does the Razer Forge TV Gaming Bundle offer beefier specs than the Nexus Player — including double the RAM and double the internal storage — but the Razer Forge TV Gaming Bundle also includes a controller. The $79.99 Nexus Player that’s on the Google Store doesn’t have a controller, which will cost you an extra $39.99. Between the Nexus Player and the NVIDIA SHIELD console, the Razer Forge TV Gaming Bundle looks to slot into the mid-range area of Android TV-based set-top consoles.
Does the Razer Forge TV Gaming Bundle appeal to you?