NVIDIA SHIELD ReviewClayMeow - November 29, 2013
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NVIDIA SHIELD Initial Setup:
When you're done admiring the SHIELD's craftsmanship, you're obviously going to want to turn it on. You turn the SHIELD on by holding down the giant NVIDIA button for a second or two. If you do it correctly, you'll be greeted by a simple NVIDIA SHIELD graphic, followed by the green SHIELD icon we've now come to know and love. If the SHIELD doesn't have enough juice, you'll instead be greeted with a graphic of a large horizontal battery containing a sliver of red to the left.
The first time you turn on your SHIELD – either out of the box or after a factory reset – you'll be greeted by a tutorial of sorts. It consists of four screens that essentially reiterate what the included poster showed us.
After you agree to the above, you're presented with some languages to choose from and then are asked to select your WiFi connection. WiFi is required to set up the SHIELD, so if you don't have WiFi at your house, you better have a friend's house or local hotspot you can use during the initialization process.
After all that, you're finally at the home screen, but not without another tutorial of sorts. This time the screens tell you how to access your apps and add them to your home screen, if you so choose.
That's basically it for the initial setup. Obviously you can play around with a lot more by going into the Settings app. But now it's time to get to the good stuff.