Logitech reveals its G CLOUD handheld for Xbox streaming: Here’s everything we know

What you need to know

  • Logitech has teamed up with Microsoft and NVIDIA to offer a handheld based entirely on Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now cloud gaming services.
  • The Logitech G CLOUD gaming handheld is an Android-based all-in-one gaming handheld with WiFi and Bluetooth support, set to launch in October 2022. 
  • The handheld comes with Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce Now bundled as standard, with support for Google Play Services, with access to services like Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Steam Link, among other gaming apps.
  • It starts at $349 USD and is set to launch in the U.S. and Canada next month, with other regions to follow later.

One of my biggest criticisms of Xbox Cloud Gaming has been peripherals. Touch controls are okay for some games, and mobile controllers like the Razer Kishi and GameSir X2 family are decent in some circumstances. However, gaming on your phone has a number of drawbacks, from notifications interrupting your gameplay, taking up your battery, or even touch controls obscuring UI elements. I’ve called on Microsoft to make its own handheld, and this might just be the next best thing. 

Say hello to the Logitech G Cloud, offering a dedicated streaming handheld, available from just $349, starting in the U.S. and Canada.

Logitech G Cloud: What is it?

Logitech G Cloud

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The Logitech G Cloud is a handheld gaming device that orients around cloud streaming, with hardware optimizations specifically designed to improve video streams from services like Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Steam Link. It doesn’t support LTE for 4G or 5G support and is designed primarily for WiFi in-home couch gaming via the cloud. 

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