ASUS Qube

An ASUS built wireless device has appeared at the FCC, and it's got the words Google TV all over it. The official FCC docs have it listed as the Qube WITH Google TV Dongle (opposed to the Qube WITHOUT Google TV Dongle I suppose) and show a device with no CPU or GPU, but wireless connectivity. It's pretty clear that this will plug into a TV or monitor and provide a wireless attachment point for another device.

Speculation around the Internet this evening covers everything from the Nexus Q revamp to an ASUS branded Google TV device, but that fact is we really don't know what this will turn out to be. If I had to take a guess (and I reckon I had better) I'd say this just might turn out to be a Miracast dongle that connects any number of devices to a big screen -- including a yet to be released ASUS Google TV product. as the O!Mobile Remote app in Google Play suggests.We'll know more soon, hopefully. 

Source: FCC; via Engadget

 
There are 12 comments

RonD says:

What does this plug into on the TV, HDMI, USB, ethernet, or what? I'm think of buying a new TV and was looking at a Panasonic P50U50 because it is a good value, but it doesn't have all the latest smart TV inputs. Just want to make sure I get a TV with the right inputs.

There is no picture or description of the connector, but more than likely it would be HDMI

LV23 says:

It's a MHL connector.

DWR_31 says:

@RonD
When it comes to buying a TV you should get the best you can afford while also thinking about future connectivity ports.

Remember, you don't go out and buy a TV every year, right.

Afterlife737 says:

Pretty sure it's gonna be HDMI....

EvoGiL says:

What would it mean if it's Thunderbolt?

Shadowriver says:

Manual is saying "Smart TV Set Top Box Dongle", term "Set Top Box" (aka STB) most likely means this device for Cable/Satellite digital TV tuner for some TV network, at least it will have TV Tuner whatever it is. Manual also mentions 2.4Ghz operation frquincy which is frequency that WiFi and Bluetooth is using, which means it's dongle for one of those.

So my guess is Asus Set Top Box for some TV network without WiFi and this dongle is optional for WiFi users

Commodus says:

There's no actual mention of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, though, so I'm guessing that's for the RF keyboard and trackpad.

Shadowriver says:

2.4GHz means it's Buletooth or something pseudo like xbox have :p either way it's same thing technicly

Shadowriver says:

Or wait manual actully mentions keyboard pair process...... which means that probably Bluetooth dongle. Where the hell you guys thinking it has somehting to do with display lol? :p

Shadowriver says:

and there even conector in that device look opn right top corner, it looks like female conector, so it might be or custom USB connector or this dongle in 2 parts

Joneser2006 says:

So it's not just a wifi/bluetooth dongle Asus is creating for its disastrous handling of the TF201 Prime?