Logitech Reveals Its Cloud Gaming Handheld Called ‘G Cloud’

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Logitech is getting into the cloud gaming scene with their new handheld called … ‘G Cloud.’ Not exactly the most exciting name, but it does let you know exactly what you’re getting. There is a catch, of course. The G Cloud does not have its own library of games like the Stadia. Instead, it relies on subscriptions from other companies. So if you have NVIDIA GeForce Now, Steam Link, or XBOX Game Pass, you’re good to go as long as those services are up and you have a pretty good internet connection. In addition, the G Cloud delivers a 60 Hz fresh rate on a 7″ 1080p 16:9 display.

The G Cloud is currently on pre-order at a discount. Rather than paying $349.99, you can get it for $299.99.

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You can find out more about the internals and other tech specs below:

DIMENSIONS

Lenght: 10.11 in (256.84 mm)
Width: 4.61 in (117.21 mm)
Height: 1.30 in (32.95 mm)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

COMPUTE
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SD720G)
  • Octa-core CPU up to 2.3GHz
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD (16:9 ratio)
DISPLAY
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD (16:9 ratio)
  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Brightness: 450 nits typical
  • Display Size: 7″ diagonal
  • Fresh Rate:60 Hz
  • Touch Enabled: multi-touch
AUDIO
  • Stereo speaker, driven by high voltage smart amplifier providing clear playback
  • Stereo microphone, featuring echo canceling and noise suppression with high quality codec and DSP
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone/headset jack
  • AUX output support
  • Bluetooth® 5.1, with Qualcomm® aptXTM Adaptive support
  • Digital USB-C headphone support
CONTROL
  • A / B / X / Y buttons
  • D-Pad
  • L & R analog joysticks
  • L & R bumpers
  • L & R analog triggers
  • L & R option buttons
  • G button and Home button
SENSE CONTROL AND FEEDBACK
  • Linear Haptics
  • 6-axis IMU sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
WIFI
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • 2 x 2 MIMO
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
BLUETOOTH
  • Bluetooth 5.1
BATTERY
  • Battery Type : Rechargeable Li-Polymer
  • Number of Cells: 2 cells in parallel
  • Battery Weight(g): 90
  • Battery Watt Hours (Wh): 23.1
EXPANSION
  • TF Card

For those worried about the Cloud’s impact on the environment, Logitech states that the product is carbon neutral:

CLOUD is Certified Carbon Neutral. This means the carbon footprint of the product and packaging has been reduced to zero due to Logitech investment in carbon offsetting projects.

From what I’ve seen so far, it looks like a pretty decent device if you’re only looking to do cloud gaming. Unfortunately, you’re out of luck if you want to download games to run on the G Cloud.

[Source: Logitech]

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