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By Phil Nickinson
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:57 am EDT
Today, your slightly creepy (but ever-awesome) light goes out for the last time.
If you need us, we'll be in the Chromecast forums.
Such a shame it was lovely design...
My thoughts exactly sir! +1
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perhaps google should push an update out for the few people that have one to turn it into a chromecast? I imagine since the chromecast is an evolution of the Q it wouldnt be all that hard. mostly driver related.
I like this idea. :)
So sad; the Nexus Q is probably the coolest looking gadget created. Why couldn't Google flash it with a (a slightly modified to cope with the hardware differences) Chromecast ROM?
*2nd most coolest looking. The award goes to the brown zune 30. With its translucent green plastic that is one of a kind and looked spectacular.
You just described a turd.
Wheres a +1 button when you need one?
That was golden!!!
Show me a translucent, green, plastic turd, and I'll show you a list of the nearest emergency rooms.
(I still have my broken white zune 30. I love its look and feel....)...
Mine is still sitting in its dock on my desk. I haven't quite figured out what to do with it... I think the trash can is in its future. Great looking device though!
It's like one of those R2-D2 units that gets destroyed in a Star Wars movie.
R2 can't die.
Still want one.
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Good riddance. The only people who had this were IO2012 attendees and the 10 people who ordered one and got it for free.
Someone's jealous lol
Mine still lives! I plan to actually plug a Chromecast into it (why would I do this you ask? Because it's powering a pair of floorstanding speakers along with sending video to the TV).
I wish I could have gotten one. I read about this when I was deployed, then I read about its demise a short time later.
This is a great idea. I have outdoor speakers that are connected to my AVR inside the house powered using Zone2. Got the Q to play outdoor music-but when using HDMI inputs, it didn't allow that source to played outside (it was Winter when I got the Q). I could actually re-route the outdoor speakers into the Q and keep in it in the garage and have my Tablet/phone actually use Chromecast as a bypass to play music through the Q's amplifier.
Thank you ottscay - Genius!
Wow ottscay I am not much of an audiophile, but I would be really interested in how you accomplish this connection......please let me know....my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.. I have my nexus q also connected to my TV and standing speakers....
This is the saddest thing I have ever read about a piece of technology. Do what Jerry suggested and make an XBMC out of it and show it some love!!
RIP Nexus Q!! You will be missed (though I never got to play with one :(
Sad sad day.
This device is now infamous. Great in concept, and with a successor sure to be a hit, but it will be long remembered as an historic tech failure.
Yup, it shows the power of the price point, the Q was way too high and the Cgromecast is impulse-buy low.
Looks like a nice contest item to me or just call me the winner and I'll give you my address.
This!! I'd like to win it to add to my HP TouchPad and RIM/BB PlayBook to added to my collection of Doomed hardware.
EDIT: sorry about the grammatical error above. Can't seem to find the edit button.
I've been looking for that EDIT button the past week. did the Nexus Q take it?
The video should have been BLS "In This River". I never had one but it's fate is a shame.
Wow, people still asking $ 250 for the Nexus Q on eBay...
That is a lot of money for something they got for free and doesn't function anymore...
People are always going to Google I/O for the freebies, only to sell them days later =(
I love the design though. I wish it could be used for something. I'd get it for $40 just to have it and mess with it. too bad idiots on ebay are charging $250 when they never paid one penny for it. Oh well. Chromecast on the way to me now.
Did you think attendance to I/O 2012 was free?
No but they paid for I/O 2012 and they went. They already got what they paid for and, unless they have a time machine, they can't sell that to somebody else.
Look, I have no objection to them selling the swag they got at that or any other conference. I know a guy who worked for Enron 10 years ago and he sold some company swag on eBay. Consenting adults and all that. :D
This is without a doubt the most depressing post I've ever read on this site. :'(
Mayhaps a giveaway if you want to make some room on your TV stand? ;)
Phil just let it go...let it go buddy...
It's sad to see a nexus device put out to pasture, especially in this sort of fashion. Google really did this device wrong, and I can't understand why. I'd love to buy one still, but I don't even see much development for it. The community is always great for picking up the OEM's slack, but without that I really don't see much reason to own one. Google really could have left compatibility alone, but they intentionally removed it....just sad.
So. Much. This. A Nexus device didn't deserve this treatment. Google could have handled it better. If it was priced right, from the get-go, then it would have had so much more potential.
Totally agree with you. The only thing that kept me from buying one was that Google didn't have any to sell.
Need a hug buddy?
If you're looking for someone to take it off your hands and add it to their Nexus collection...
I would like to own one just for its design. Don't care if it works, it looks cool
Such a waste.. *sigh*
Put it next to the bluray box of the original Battlestar Galactica and let it rest in peace like the Cylons.
+1 to make reference to BSG.
Never touched one, wanted to but the opportunity never really came about.
I reflect the sentiments above, it did not deserve to get the cuecat treatment.
First Han Solo shooting first...and now this. So much death.
I love the design of the Q, and would have one proudly displayed in my home as an object d' art (If I had one.
It never ceases to astonish me how fast tech changes. A year ago the Q was the cats pajamas even with it's flaws and high price. To be replaced by a 35 dollar dongle a year later is amazing.
Next year it'll be 99 cent Chromecast brain implants. Mark my words.
I realize there's overwhelming evidence (Chromecast, no longer on Google Play..etc.) that this device will never see the light of day again, but has there ever been an "official" Google announcement to confirm it. I know, wishful thinking it may still have a glimmer of life left.
You shall be missed.
Ill give you 20 bucks for it. :)
I'm sad about this too. I would have loved the Nexus Q. For starters, I loved its design & look with the light band running around it...such a beautiful design of working/functional art in this mighty orb. I'm so sad to see it abandoned. Oh Google! Please, somebody keep it "alive", somehow.
Ya know...... If you don't want that one anymore............ ;)
Chromecast gets a forum the day it's announced and the Hisense tablet doesn't? What's with that... we have a 28+ page thread in the "other" tablet section... WTH?
I always wanted the Q--never got one though.
Well Phil at least you have a great converd piece :-)
Next step, resurrect the Q design with a combination of a full version of ChromeOS and Chromecast capabilities.
Damn it, I was hoping they would restart this project so I could get my hands on one, especially when I saw they released the JB 4.3 update for it. Oh well, at least I have my Chromecast on order.
I didn't know it did that 'lap around the perimeter' light pulse thing seen in the gif. I want one now for that alone.
I really don't care that they are worthless now, I want one so bad. The design is brilliant