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The NVIDIA SHIELD portable provides incredible graphics performance and precision control in an all-in-one form factor for serious gamers on the go.


The all-in-one gaming portable

The SHIELD portable's NVIDIA Tegra® 4 mobile processor gives you screaming-fast GeForce graphics on a stunning 5-inch 720p multi-touch display for high-definition games and movies. Get booming audio, integrated precision controller, and great battery life, all in a compact, ergonomic form-factor.


PC gaming wherever you go

Wirelessly connect the SHIELD portable to your GeForce® GTX™-powered PC and stream your favorite PC games using GameStream™ technology to play anywhere.


Android™ gaming –
The way it's meant to be played

The NVIDIA SHIELD app comes preloaded on your portable and features over 200 SHIELD ready games, such as Portal and Half-Life 2, optimized for SHIELD's precision controller. You can even run the most popular game emulators to relive your retro gaming days.


The best entertainment

Get lost in the hottest movies from Netflix or Hulu Plus. And explore Google Play for music, books, movies, TV shows, and apps anywhere you go. Even pilot an AR Drone like a pro with complete precision and capture HD drone footage directly to SHIELD.




The NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor features a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU and quad-core ARM® A15 CPU for graphic-intensive Android games without compromising battery life.



NVIDIA SHIELD is the perfect mobile game controller, ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, whether you're playing Android games or streaming PC games on the go.



A vibrant 5-inch LCD tablet display makes text, colors, and images look sharp at every angle in all your favorite apps, games, and movies.



SHIELD takes mobile sound farther with a unique bass-reflex, tuned-port system designed for enthusiasts who crave high-fidelity audio when playing games, movies, and music.



Stay connected with 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi for fast PC game streaming, as well as a Mini-HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack. Plus, free up your SHIELD memory by moving your app and game files to an external microSD card.



SHIELD comes with full support for the latest KitKat operating system from Google for easy access to all your favorite Android games and applications.



Stream games from your GeForce GTX-based PC and play them on SHIELD's integrated precision controller with ultra-low latency.



Gamepad mapper adds support for native touch Android games, so you can play thousands of games using SHIELD's precision controller. Use NVIDIA's default game profiles, or create your own!



Transform your NVIDIA SHIELD from a portable powerhouse into a full living room gaming and entertainment console experience on your big-screen TV. Sync the SHIELD wireless controller and play your Android and PC games in full 1080p HD.



Get anytime access to your personal library of Android and PC games, search for the hottest SHIELD- optimized games, and stay current with the latest SHIELD news.



Play your favorite movie files like FLV, MKV, and even 4K media on next-gen 4K TVs.



For a limited time, stream PC games from the cloud to your SHIELD! (Currently available exclusively to SHIELD portable and SHIELD tablet owners in Western USA)



When SHIELD is in your hand, it's up to date. Improvements and new features are pushed to your device to make sure you always get the best experience possible.

Learn more about the NVIDIA SHIELD Portable


SHIELD Portable




NVIDIA SHIELD Gaming Portable

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB RAM

5 inch 1280x720 Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display

Integrated Stereo Speakers with Built-in Microphone

16GB Flash Memory

Lid color

802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 3.0

mini-HDMI output
micro-USB 2.0
microSD storage slot
3.5mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support

Motion Sensors
3 Axis Gyro
3 Axis Accelerometer

Input controls
Dual analog joysticks
Left/right analog triggers
Left/right bumpers
A/B/X/Y buttons
Volume control
Android Home and Back buttons
Start button
NVIDIA power/multi-function button

28.8 Watt Hours

Weight & Size
579 grams
158mm (W) x 135mm (D) x 57 mm (H)

Operating System
Android Jelly Bean OS

Sonic 4 Episode II THD
Expendable: Rearmed

UNIT WEIGHT (lbs):2.7
UNIT LxWxH (in):7.5" x 7.5" x 4.82"

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • steven w.
  • 1/20/2015 7:34:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Very fast, excellent picture quality, the most responsive and accurate touch screen I have ever used, long battery life, gamestream works good, great for browsing the web, has an extra low power cpu core for video playback, good sound quality, nice easy to use gamepad, free NVidia grid game streaming service. Also came with two free games preloaded, This thing is well worth the money.

Cons: It's a bit heavy due to the large battery. NVidia grid service does not work well for me but it's free so I can't complain too much. The battery seems to drain while in sleep mode, almost like it's still on. There was an update that was suppose to fix this but apparently it didn't.

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  • Jose M.
  • 12/26/2014 7:21:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this thing!

Pros: It feels like a micro gaming machine. Awesome with mame and ppsspp emulators. Colors are much better than the k1 tablet I've sent back. Feels solid and durable. Game streaming is very good, way better than splash top.

Cons: Game pad feels a little awkward, but not too bad. Lack of memory space, but offers a micro sd card. Other than those two nitpicking complaints, nothing.

Other Thoughts: In a future mode would like to see the option of the screen flipping vertically. And more games in streaming.

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  • Jose M.
  • 12/25/2014 2:11:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love this thing!

Pros: I returned the k1 tablet because it had an issue with screen color. Not so with this thing. Colors are vibrant and beautiful. Might of been the tablets screen was bad. Don't know. But didn't want to chance it again. This thing is well worth the price. If I'd paid twice the amount, I wouldn't of regretted it. Game streaming is practically flawless. I love it! Everything works so well. I bound the shield controller that I decided to keep to this, flawless. Why bind a controller, BECAUSE I CAN! lol. If your a game enthusiast this was made for you. This IS the way it was meant to be played!

Cons: The controller is a little uncomfortable, but not bad at all. That's about it.

Other Thoughts: I would of thought that the shield tablet would of been an improvement from this. This one seems like it was built from the ground up to be a gaming machine, the tablet feels like a tablet with gaming features. More thought went into the design of this than the tablet. My pc is more than capable so I don't need a k1. I'll just stream using my little portable. In the future I would like the portable to have a screen that could be positioned vertically, for certain games.

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  • Francisco E.
  • 12/21/2014 6:07:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgreat for emulators but...

Pros: Emulators were great, found myself playing only metroid games that any other current game.

Cons: So emulators run like a dream, but i went through leaps and bounds to get the correct equipment so i can stream my games. New graphics card, new router, constantly made sure the shield was up to date and well as geforce experience. But no matter what internet i used i could not get the game to run smoothly, it was always very laggy and crunchy. I used 4G LTE internet, coffee shop internet, barns and nobles internet, pretty much anywhere there was internet i tried it .

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  • Marina M.
  • 11/30/2014 12:45:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIf gaming is your reason to have an android device, this might be for you

Pros: I like some of the android apps and games but utterly hate touch screen controls. The key mapping although not perfect, generally solves this issue for me.
One of the best console emulators I have tried!
Very fast and responsive. Faster than my wifes note 3
Another issue I have with gaming on android devices is they tend to get hot. Piercing heat that makes my joints ache somehow. With built in fan, Im not bothered with heat buildup whatsoever!
This thing is sturdy!
While lacking any sort of Bass, the front speakers are very loud!

Cons: An owner since 12/6/ 2013 today is when my device broke down :(

Con#1 Biggest gripe is after extended use the rubber shell cover on the handles, back and d stick tend to absorb oils and moisture and in turn get gummy and soggy... It got so bad that I had to scrape this gunk from the case.. Please use better quality rubber or none at al next time Nvidia!

Con#2 the screen feels low quality... It should have been larger and at 1080 resolution. After using Note 3 my eyes hurt looking at Shields.

Con#3 Could not get the remote play function to work properly.. Router says 5 GHz frequency (RT-N56U) Shield says and acts like its 2.4 GHz... Shame

Con#4 I was hoping Id be able to use shield as a controller for PC..
Nvidia is stingy to let us have this feature..

Con#5 After nearly a year of use my micro usb port gave out and broke. Asking on the forum for help is pointless.. No replies

Other Thoughts: Hoping to figure out how to get the usb port fixed... Its perfectly functional and a waste to get another one because of something like this... Hoping Shield 2.0 comes out that addresses many of the mentioned gripes

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/22/2014 9:46:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome portable device

Pros: Great speed, love the grid app, the controller is the greatest can button map on the fly

Cons: None

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  • Zachary L.
  • 10/15/2014 6:30:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobile companion for gamers

Pros: Great Battery Life, large game library, great performance, nice controls

Cons: glossy plastic on the bottom is very susceptible to scratches (not a deal breaker)

Other Thoughts: Extremely satisfied with the product overall. Great performance in a small, portable package

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  • Christopher W.
  • 9/19/2014 11:34:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShield is amazing

Pros: Great addition to any gaming computer with a GTX660 or better. The day I got it I was able to start streaming my Steam games wireless to my smart TV. Able to use it in my recliner while my computer was in the basement. Everything that was advertised worked perfectly.

Cons: Small screen and not all android games support the controller, but if you thinking about buying this to play android games your not using it for what it was built for.

Other Thoughts: something that I did not know when I bought the Shield was that their was a GRID beta for streaming games from their server in northern California. this worked very well for me and I am on the other side of the country. So it came with a few really nice games ($20+) on it their are right now 14 game that you can play threw GRID 100% free.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 8/29/2014 7:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: * Very powerful for a mobile device
* Feels great in the hand
* Very long battery life
* Emulates games very well for a handheld.

Cons: The day after I had it I was using it and one of the back screws fell out while in use and I wasn't rough with it and it can get a bit hot but other than those two problems the device is very good and works amazing for what it is.

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  • Minnette E.
  • 8/10/2014 7:48:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnbelievable Value

Pros: -Overall just an amazing little piece of technology, and especially for the price!
-Backlit Nvidia logo shines brilliantly and has adjustable brightness.
-Feels sturdy. Control has same build or slightly better build quality than an Xbox 360 controller. Absolutely rock solid.
-Powerful quad-core processor that stomps most everything else in benchmarks right now.
-Many android games support the controller.
-Every emulator I have tried supports the controller.
-Nvidia has done a great job ironing this out!
-You will notice that it has some serious graphical horsepower for a handheld.
-Endless library of games because it's Android.
-With the most recent update, finally I can stream games from my mighty gaming PC. This is what prompted my review, as before I couldn't experience game stream without a hiccup. This most recent update seriously helped a lot... It's awesome now! Before games that had a setup screen on launch could not be launched from my Shield. Now there is a virtual keyboard and mouse integrated into streaming that allows this! The virtual keyboard and mouse also works in-game. This is awesome because many games before could not be played due to no controller support in the menus either!

Cons: -It can either be easy as pie or a hair-pulling time setting up game-streaming. Overall I would say get ready to do some work! I was lucky and had two routers and a few wireless adapters to try. Game streaming only worked with one of my routers and one of my wireless adapters. If you're having trouble connecting, it could be your router AS WELL AS the wireless adapter on your PC. My connection improved significantly when I switched from a cheap wireless N adapter to a more powerful and expensive one.

-My point is that you should experiment if you're having problems because it seems strangely picky about what will and will not work with game streaming!

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