February 17, 2012
Clik: The Future of Remotes Is Here
Rafe Needleman, CNET
A new consumer electronics remote control technology gives smartphone users the fastest possible way to pair their smartphone with a media device.
I have seen the future of the remote control.
Actually, I've seen several futures of the remote control, from the ultimate expression of the traditional infrared remote (the Logitech Harmony products), to strong "second screen" apps (like Dijit) that use a smartphone's smarts and interface to build a better guide or remote, to the latest iPhone apps that you can download for nearly every new home entertainment product (most are awful).
One company, though, has gone off in a different direction: Clik. I think it has a new, powerful idea and a platform technology to go with it. There are several issues with it, but the...