Logitech's streaming handheld could be the worst idea this year.

Logitech's streaming handheld could be the worst idea this year.
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Logitech has announced that they're partnering with Tencent Games--an extension of the Chinese Communist Party and some 40% shareholder of Epic Games--in order to deliver a handheld device custom-tailored for cloud gaming.

And one might pause for reflection on such an idea "a handheld device is meant to travel. A streaming device needs a stable Internet connection. Surely the twain should never meet."

And if that third-grade-level thought passed through your noggin, congratulations, you're smarter than 100% of the business team on this project.

The new device will support multiple cloud gaming services, and both companies are working with the Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce NOW teams, so gamers can play AAA games when they are away from their console or PC.

But maybe they are building a streaming-optimized device? Maybe the handheld will be a PC with a nice streaming frontend?

Well, there are no technical specifications laid out in the original post. It really just needs a network connection, a screen, controls and a way to decode the video stream. That doesn't take much, today.

Heck, you can use a Raspberry Pi to do just that.

Anyway. This is going to be a failure of a device and it sucks. Just more e-waste coming out of the Communist Utopia.