Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ray Super Remote: A touchscreen that can recommend your content


Now you don't need a bunch of remote controls for various gadgets and other appliance like TVs to control and watch it. The Ray Super Remote may give you a choice of content you want to listen or watch. From a TV serial to a soccer game to whatever, this device will provide you almost all that. 


Priced at around Rs.12, 350 (approx 199 US dollars), it is expected to hit the world market later this year. It runs on software that learns viewers' preferences so it can list programs suited to personal interests. It is designed to control TVs, cable boxes, DVRs, video game consoles and Internet streaming players such as Roku and Apple TV. 

"As we looked at ways to re-imagine TV, it seemed like the remote control needed the most help. We think we have a big opportunity to do something magical," says David Skokna, CEO of New York-based Ray Enterprises told AP.

The remote won't be released until May or June, but pre-orders are being accepted online at http://www.ray.co.

Only it requires a Wi-Fi system and pay-TV boxes to work properly.

According to a report the Ray remote controls more than 200,000 devices and can run applications that will enable it to control other Internet-connected home appliances, such as Google's Nest thermostat. 

A variety of mobile apps are also offering ways to turn smartphones and tablets into multipurpose remote controls.