First is an RCA-branded model with voice control, and the second from One For All features SmartControl.
Audiovox, the brand name behind many other brand names, has announced a pair of basic universal remotes at CES 2010.
The first is the RCA RCRV06G, which features voice-based control – simply tell it what you want and it does it, from turning the system on, surfing channels, or starting a movie. The model also features a backlit keypad and voice-guided help system. MSRP is listed at $39.99.
The second is the One For All OARI06G, which features what the company is calling “SmartControl” that “does the thinking for you”. The remote is capable of controlling 3 activities and 6 devices, sports an iPhone-inspired style, and has a MSRP of $29.99.
The complete press release with photos is provided below.
Audiovox Announces Universal Remote Controls Featuring Voice, One-Touch and SMARTCONTROL™ Technology
RCA, Acoustic Research and One-For-All® Universal Remotes Lead the Way with Advance Remote Technologies for Brick & Mortar Retailers
LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2010 – International CES, Booth 11006-10506 – Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is introducing several innovative universal remote products at 2010 CES, including the award winning RCA Voice Control Universal Remote and One-For-All Smart Control™ Universal Remote.
“No other company in the marketplace knows universal remote controls as well as we do, and no other accessory company can compare when it comes to our brand portfolio of remote controls – RCA, Acoustic Research, and One-For-All brands,” said David Geise, president, Audiovox Accessories Corporation. “We are ramping up to deliver innovate remote controls that will provide easy solutions to meet the consumers’ needs in the ever-changing digital world while bringing new revenue and margin opportunity to our long list of retail customers.”
The Company markets a broad range of remotes under the RCA and Acoustic Research brands and is the exclusive distributor of One-For-All brand remotes in North America.
RCA Voice Control Remote: All You Have to Do is Say the Word!
Not only will the RCA Voice Control Remote listen to you, it will do whatever you tell it to do. This remote enables consumers to control their home theater by using just their voice. By using just a few simple words and customized voice commands, a consumer can turn on all their electronic devices, change the volume, surf through their favorite channels, start a movie, or turn everything off when they’re done. Consumers can do all this without ever touching a button, and in any language.
The Voice Control Universal Remote (RCRV06G) controls up to six devices and provides blue backlighting for easy of use. The ergonomic handset operates via hands-free voice control or traditional button press. It will perform up to twenty-five user programmable activities and provides a voice-guided help system for easy setup. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $39.99.
“Adding the RCA Voice Control to our assortment helps us to reach a very wide group of consumers. Our target market ranges from a young person who understands voice activation with today’s cell phones, PDAs, and smart phones, to a group of consumers that may have special needs or the desire for something a little less complicated, and is also easy to use and reasonably priced,” said Geise.
One-For-All SmartControl™ Universal Remote: It Does the Thinking for You!
SmartControl makes it easy to control up to three activities and up to six devices. Quickly and easily the user will be ready to control all the home theater equipment to enjoy an activity like “Watch TV”, “Watch a Movie” or “Listen to Music.” It’s that simple!
The sleek stylish design mirrors the trendy look of the popular iPhone or Blackberry phones. The remote also offers easy device set-up with SimpleSet™ in just three easy steps: press the set-up button, choose your device, and choose your brand. The remote is perfect for hi-definition TVs, cable or satellite boxes, DVD, DVR, iPod docks, Xbox 360, Wii games and many more.
The OARI06G will be available this spring with an MSRP of $29.99.
The new line of Audiovox remote controls are on display in the Audiovox Accessories section of booth 11006-10506 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
For more information on Audiovox remote controls, visit www.audiovox.com.
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