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]



    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):

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