Nexus Player

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a box. Okay, so an interactive box for your TV is not necessarily breaking news. But the Nexus player might just breathe some fresh air into a category seemingly bereft of new ideas. This all-in-one entertainment package is powered by a hefty 1.8GHZ Quad Core Intel Atom processor and boasts 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space, and runs a multitude of apps, games and more in one sleek, streamlined console. A voice activated remote offers hands-free search for your favorite shows at the push of a button and doubles as input for casual or multiplayer games. If you happen to take your gaming seriously, the Nexus Player also supports a gamepad that’s engineered for finer control of all your favorite Android games. Remember TiVo? Well this is the great-great-grandbaby, allowing you to choose from personalized recommendations on your home screen. Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chromebook devices can all stream media to your TV via the Player, though Android devices also support content syncing so that your movie can follow you from bathroom to kitchen to your tablet in bed.

Order at Amazon – $100