It’s pretty interesting that in this world of new technology, one thing many people still struggle with is a pile of remotes. Remotes for your TV, Blu-Ray, speakers, and more seem to be littered across people’s living rooms. But a new line of smart remotes from Sevenhugs is promising to make life simpler. The Sevenhugs Smart Remote U and Smart Remote X are the company’s latest offering.
Sevenhugs emerged from its Kickstarter campaign in 2016 where it acquired over $1M in backing after introducing concepts for Smart Remote and its platform, unifying home technology within a single adaptive interface. With national retail and online distribution secured for both new models, Sevenhugs aims to dramatically simplify the modern home and end fragmentation caused by an increased number of systems required to control connected products and services. Both remotes are compatible with hundreds of thousands of infrared, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled devices to finally bridge the gap between entertainment, smart home devices, and on-demand services with one central solution.
“Our homes are becoming increasingly more digitized. The way we live, eat, shop and consume entertainment is different than just five years ago, and it has transformed our traditional homes into fragmented digital spaces,” said Simon Tchedikian, CEO and Co-Founder of Sevenhugs. “Our remotes were created to bridge the gap between devices and apps to provide a unified, seamless experience and bring control back to the user through a single, powerful device.”
Smart Remote U and Smart Remote X are compatible with over 650,000 entertainment and smart home devices from TVs, Bluetooth speakers, audio receivers and smart plugs to Spotify Connect, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon TV and more. Both remotes use infrared, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology giving users endless ways to connect with their home tech.
The Smart Remote X is the world’s first and only remote control that leverages Contextual Awareness. Consumers can use Sevenhugs’ Point Mode feature to automatically display the right controls for any device by simply pointing at it. By using a precise indoor-positioning system, the Smart Remote X has the unique ability to know where every device in a room is physically located.
Using an intuitive touchscreen and an adaptive, patented UI, both smart remotes make it easy to navigate across several devices with a simple swipe so everyone in the home can easily access and enjoy the technology around them. Consumers can easily set up multiple Sevenhugs, configure new devices and personalize their Smart Remote with custom user interfaces using the Smart Remote app for iOS and Android. For users looking to combine devices and services together, the Smart Remote app also allows them to configure TV and Home scenes for control of multiple AV and smart home devices with a single tap. All these features allow users to spend less time figuring out complicated controls and more time to connect with each other.
- Unified TV and Smart Home Control
- Compatible with over 650,000 devices
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and infrared control
- Control up to 80 devices (20 infrared) with a single remote
- One-touch automation (TV Scenes and Home Scenes)
- Fully customizable control screens
- Infrared learning
- Smart Remote X only: Point Mode experience and indoor positioning system
The Smart Remote X with Point Mode is available for purchase on Sevenhugs’s website and Best Buy (in select stores and online) for US$299.99. The Smart Remote U is also available for purchase on Sevenhugs’s website and at all U.S. Best Buy locations and online for US$199.99. Sevenhugs remotes will also be available through Amazon in the coming months.