$129 Asus Qube launches on April 23

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The Qube can best be described as a $129 set-top box powered by Google's rapidly evolving television platform that runs a specially designed UI designed by the industry heavyweight itself.

Meaning, the Asus coded Qube interface sits on top of Google's TV OS, yet still supports the latest and greatest features of the operating system, including advanced voice search, Chrome and a freshly coded YouTube app.

According to Asus, the Qube UI displays everything on screen via a rotating on-screen cube shape and can be navigated via a motion-sensitive remote control, tablet or smartphone.

"[We have] developed the unique Qube interface, which displays functions via a rotating on-screen cube shape. The advanced remote control supports motion sensing for gaming and other applications," an Asus rep explained.

"[Users] can also control Qube with Google TV from their Android smartphones and tablets using the Mobile Remote app, available through Google Play."

The Asus Cube launches on April 23 at a $129 price point