We Hope Sony's Sleek Universal E-Ink Remote Reaches Australia

We Hope Sony's Sleek Universal E-Ink Remote Reaches the US

Sony's latest quirky product to emerge from its First Flight crowdfunding platform is this sleek universal remote. Called Huis — pronounce it "house" — the e-ink device is designed to be a fully customisable tool to control your entire home. It's not a new idea by any stretch, but it is very neatly executed. The choice of e-ink screen is smart, with its low power demands meaning the device lasts a decent stretch on a charge. And the interface — which can be tweaked on the device or via an app on your computer — is neat and clutter-free. You can also share and download new controller set-ups and configurations online.

We Hope Sony's Sleek Universal E-Ink Remote Reaches the US

The device is said to work with a pretty wide range of systems around the house: Your AV set-up, obviously, as well as lights, air conditioning units and presumably pretty much anything else that communicates with a remote already.

Sony has already started taking orders for the device in Japan, where it will cost ¥27,950 — about $340. But like the FES e-ink smartwatch before it, there's no word yet on whether it will hit Australian shores. This time, we hope it does.

We Hope Sony's Sleek Universal E-Ink Remote Reaches the US

[Sony via The Verge]


Comments

    So no details if it uses IR for your home theater gear.
    Sony also already have an Phone app for their Network connected ES gear, but requires your TH gear connected to a Wi-FI point for the App to work.

    Please SONY, make a mobile phone with that screen.
    Battery life would benefit and I could read the thing in bright sunlight.

      Hasn't someone already made a phone with an OLED screen on one side and an e-ink screen on the other?

      Anyhow I'd buy Sony's e-ink remote if it came to Oz.

        Actually there are at least two available (that I know of):
        http://www.siswoo.com/r9-features/
        https://yotaphone.com/us-en/

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