Google’s new media streaming orb, the Nexus Q, has been met with both praise and criticism since it was unveiled a few days ago. While it does have an undeniably cool design and appearance, critics have cited its ability to connect exclusively with Android devices as a severe limitation. However, despite not being able to function without an Android phone or tablet, the Nexus Q’s unique collaborative capabilities set it apart from other media-streaming devices. For instance, the Q’s collaborative playlist function allows anyone within its range to queue or play an audio track, making it work like a post-modern digital jukebox. Available for purchase now, Google expects to start shipping the Q to customers within the next three weeks.