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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"
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • JERRY M.
  • 3/30/2015 5:27:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNVIDIA SHIELD Portable

Pros: my son is really happy with his shield portable...

Cons: none

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  • Miles M.
  • 2/26/2015 12:07:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwesome but broken

Pros: Awesome platform, great processing power. Can run any android game at max graphic settings.

Cons: In the past year i have gone through two SHIELDs one from screen defects, one from a broken trigger. The first one lasted several months before the screen turned permanently grey, so I returned it, and got a replacement. One month later the right trigger on the second one stopped working, and Nvidia won't give me a refund for it. I will be recieving the third one soon even though I no longer wish to use this device. It's a great concept, works well for a little bit before something inevitably breaks.

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  • Blaine D.
  • 2/26/2015 4:33:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust wow

Pros: with emulators runs almost anything from any platform and any wireless console manually

Cons: it's not nuclear powered so it does have to charge... eventually

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  • Wendy G.
  • 2/22/2015 7:19:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast

Pros: This thing is awesome for emulation and the android games built for controllers. Modifying the touchscreen controls to buttons can be tricky but works fairly well once you figure it out. Battery life is exceptional, especially when streaming music or running old emulator games. I have tested the streaming on a good computer build with fairly recent chipsets and it played games like skyrim just cause and civ beyond earth well.

Cons: The charger plug doesn't really fit in the case.

Other Thoughts: I use this mostly to stream Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for my music at home and play games on the go. I am not disappointed.

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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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