Hands-on with Google's new "Chromebox for meetings"

The basic functionality people know and love from Google+ Hangouts is ready for action in a conference room down the hall from you. Google developed a remarkably simple product leveraging two of their key strengths - cloud based services and Chrome OS software. A "Chromebox for meetings" is pretty much what the name implies -- a Chromebox with some additional kit for video meetings. The release hardware may vary, but it is likely to contain:

- A Google Chromebox, with wired and wifi connectivity
- A USB HD web cam
- A USB microphone/speakerphone
- A custom Bluetooth/RF remote control with a d-pad and full qwerty keyboard on the rear.

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