The Chromecast is cross-platform, flexible, and incredibly cool. Browsing the Web on your TV finally makes sense.
It's a little prone to crashes, but when it works (which is most of the time), it delivers a blockbuster experience.
Asus' Cube set-top box delivers streaming media, Google apps, and cloud storage at a reasonable price, but has some usability issues.
Apple, which has anticipated this moment for so long, still doesn’t seem quite ready for it.