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Windows Vista Remote Control Looks Great

by Paul Strauss

If you’re waiting for the improvements in Windows Vista before you start using a PC in your home entertainment center, you might want to check out this new remote that’s coming from Ricavision in April 2007.

Ricavision Windows Vista SideShow Remote

Their Windows Vista SideShow Media Center Remote sure looks purty. It’s got a 2.5-inch color LCD with running Vista’s new SideShow remote user interface. The remote will feature both IR and Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity (capable of working from up to 100-meters away). Like all good universal remotes these days, it features both hard keys – providing quick access to things like volume and track control, as well as soft keys – which can be customized.

SideShow technology also lets you run Vista “gadgets,” such as checking your e-mail, news, weather and RSS feeds. The remote isn’t cheap, at $199, and will require that you have a PC running Windows Vista, but if you’ve just gotta have the coolest toys on the block, you might want one of these. (More details on the remote should be available here after January 8, 2007)

[via Engadget]

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Comments (3):

  1. Ritchie says:

    Hmmm. That looks a lot like my Harmony ONE from Logitech, and some of Logitech’s other remote controls as well. Personally I would have no real use for this remote, but I know some DJ friends and some colleagues who do a ton of presentations that would definitely be able to make some great use of this. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Domenic says:

    I am wondering how the remote control software is on this puppy…My current set-up uses a universal remote but there is little wiggle room for customization with the button functions. For me, the quality of the software can make or break the experience you have with the remote.

  3. Kaden Hayes says:

    Windows Vista is good but it can hog your CPU and Memory…’

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