With the recent news of Netflix hitting everywhere, covering 130 new countries around the world, there’s no better time to jump on the video streaming bandwagon. If you live in Singapore, don’t currently own a Smart TV, or your current TV’s apps don’t cut it for Netflix, it’s time to look at an all-in-one solution.

Yes, go get yourself the best value for money, incredible build quality, snappy performance Android TV box on the market, the NVIDIA SHIELD.

Why the NVIDIA SHIELD?

I’ll spell it out with these bullet points for you:

  • Amazon is selling the 16GB version right now for only US$199.99 + FREE shipping to Singapore. And to make the deal even sweeter, it now comes with the NVIDIA SHIELD Remote (worth US$49.99) absolutely FREE! Check it out now.
  • If 16GB isn’t enough for you, there’s also the 500GB version + Remote you can switch to, at US$299.99, via the same link above.
  • It’s the ultimate 4K video streaming device with apps like Netflix 4K, Hulu Plus, KODI (XBMC), and more. Vivid 10-bit color and rich Dolby 7.1 surround sound.
  • You can instantly stream and play the best PC games via the cloud on GeForce NOW.
  • Not only that, you can even stream your Steam games from your own PC, on your TV, via the NVIDIA SHIELD.
  • It has unbeatable performance, at 3x faster than Apple TV, 4x faster than Fire TV, and 10x faster than Roku 4.
  • The device looks sexy as hell, and the overall build quality is top notch, with a very solid feel.
  • The device will soon be updated to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with some spiffy new upgrades. Check out the CES 2016 announcement here.

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Convinced yet? While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet too, which is also best in class when it comes to design and value for money, which also goes for only US$199 with FREE shipping to Singapore.

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Here are some hardware specs for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Box

PROCESSORNVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAM
VIDEO FEATURES4K Ultra HD ready4K playback at 60 FPS (VP9, H265, H264)

4K capture at 30 FPS (H264, H265)

AUDIO7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMIHigh-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB

High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB

Supports: AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM

STORAGE16 GB and 500 GB(Note: portion of storage occupied by system software)
WIRELESS802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-FiBluetooth 4.1/BLE
SOFTWARE UPDATESSHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA
GAMING FEATURESNVIDIA GRID game streaming service, NVIDIA Share, NVIDIA GameStream
INTERFACESGigabit EthernetHDMI 2.0

Two USB 3.0 (Type A)

Micro-USB 2.0

MicroSD slot

IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)

WEIGHT AND SIZEWeight: 23 oz / 654 gHeight: 1.0 in / 25 mm

Width: 8.3 in / 210 mm

Depth: 5.1 in / 130 mm

OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid 5.1 (Lollipop) powered by Android TV and Google Cast
POWER40W power adapter (5-10W typical consumption)
INCLUDED APPSNetflixGoogle Play Store

YouTube

Google Play Movies & TV

Google Play Music

Photos & Videos

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Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home's centre-piece.