CES 2013: Nvidia Announces A New Gaming Handheld

Out of left field, announced a dedicated gaming handheld, of all things.

Code-named , Nvidia announced the device at its press conference. The device features lithium batteries that have 38 hours of battery life with a clamshell design, and is based on the Terga 4 mobile chip.

Nvidia Shield is an Android-based device. In addition to an HDMI port, the system also has a micro SD slot, micro USB slot and a headphone jack. On the controller itself is a HD touch screen that is based on a clamshell design.

As well as Android apps and games, The Shield will also allow gamers to access games installed on their home PC for play on the Shield’s screen.