Test the NVIDIA Shield in New York and San Francisco next month

NVIDIA is giving consumers a chance to try out the Shield Android gaming console. If you happen to be in New York or San Francisco in August, you can head over to one of four locations, where NVIDIA will open Shield Movie Theater Experience Centers. These centers will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the entire month, so that when you watch your summer movie, you can test the NVIDIA Shield, as well.


In New York, the centers will be set up in the following locations: Garden State 16 – 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, New Jersey; and New Roc Stadium 18 – 33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle, New York. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, the addresses are Cupertino 16 – 10123 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, California; and Mercado 20 – 3111 Mission College Boulevard., Santa Clara, California.

It would be recalled that some third-party mechanical problems postponed the launch of the Android gaming console from June to this month. The company had also slashed $50 off the price of the Shield, bringing it down from $349 to $299, supposedly to make the product more attractive to consumers.

The device, which will be pitted against the Xbox One and the PS4, comes with the super-fast NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5 inch 1280×720 Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display with 294 ppi, 16GB of internal storage, and support for 802.11n 2×2 Mimo Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Mini-HDMI output, Micro-USB 2.0, and MicroSD expansion. It will also sport integrated stereo speakers, a microphone, and an audio jack. Out of the box, the device will offer Sonic 4 Episode II THD and Expendable: Rearmed, but it will allow consumers to download games from both NVIDIA TegraZone and Google Play.

The shipping date for the pre-ordered NVIDIA Shield consoles is still unknown at present. If all goes according to the new schedule, the Android gaming console will arrive late this month, just several days before to the company’s opening of the Shield Movie Theater Experience Centers.

via androidcentral

4 Replies to “Test the NVIDIA Shield in New York and San Francisco next month”

  1. already pre-ordered last week. The tipping point was not the $50 price drop but the company being honest about the problems and not shipping anyways and supplying some BS Web 2.0 social media spin to cover it up.

    To the author: come on, Cupertino and Santa Clara are like 45 minutes to an hour south of SF. If there’s traffic, try over an hour. Sheesh, it’s as if there are only two cities in the US to some people. Tech geeks gotta be held to a higher accuracy standard, we’re not artists FFS. 😛

    Fortunately, that puts the Cupertino demo site about 10 miles away from me. But with luck I’ll have mine by then too if they ship preorders at the same time as the demo unit.

    I should show up with mine and get some impatient internet millionaire offering me 3x what I paid for it so they can have theirs “now” lol

  2. There’s really no reason to not trust pre-orders, as long as you order from a reputable company. I would highly recommend placing a pre-order from either Amazon or Newegg.com, both of which also will not charge your card until the item releases and ships.

    On another note, I’m really looking forward to Shield as well, so hopefully we’ll have them soon.

  3. Please Nvidia let me know when the Shield is launching as I really want one but don’t trust pre-orders!

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