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In the pipeline...
The latest remote control concept design is from RCA/Thompson and is titled the
POP Remote. It includes a desktop recharging stand, flexible RF antenna and a small color
LCD screen that allows you to watch a different television program from what's on the main
television screen. A large swap button flips the screens back and forth - talk about taking PIP to
a whole new level! This remote or something similar to it will most likely find it's way bundled
with high-end HDTV television sets.
Another of the more interesting prototypes I've seen lately comes from Samsung and is aptly
named the Slingshot. This stylishly designed universal remote control not only features
two-way communications and a bright color touch-sensitive LCD, but also a mini television for
previewing channels... or watching on the side! No word yet on when -- or if -- it will become
available, but it certainly does create an interesting picture of what we'll be using to control
our home theater systems in the near future.
Have you seen an interesting prototype remote control design?
Send us the information and we'll add it!