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Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Digit » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:07 am

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12 ... ing-remote

It looks really nice, some hardware is (promised to be) supported out of the box, but I didn't back it yet.
Instead I challenged them to make the NEEO just as flexible as my 8-year old Pronto - or does evolution work the other way with remotes? :lol:
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Akatar » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:30 am

i checked the remote, looks promising
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby pwhooftman » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:34 am

Logitech has been doing this for a couple of years already? (Harmony Hub). Granted, this looks sleeker, but Harmony One universal remote users have learned by now that a touch screen on a remote is not ideal.
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Digit » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:48 am

My Pronto also has a touchscreen - I wouldn't use it if it didn't have one :wink:
Backed the project.
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Rene » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:24 pm

Remotes seem a bit 2008 when today everyone is holding almost all of the time a device that is capable of doing the same, like a smartphone or an ipad.
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Digit » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:54 pm

I disagree; I can control the TV with my smart phone but I still prefer a real remote.
Try to control the TV with your phone with your eyes closed; try to hit a sequence of buttons (e.g. goto channel 376, or do CH+, mute, VOL-). What's the success rate? Try the same with a real remote and you'll see what I mean.
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Bwired » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:10 pm

this is the way Pronto is going now, just released at CES
http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/new-prod ... e-app.html

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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Phaeton » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:54 pm

Digit wrote:I disagree; I can control the TV with my smart phone but I still prefer a real remote.
Try to control the TV with your phone with your eyes closed; try to hit a sequence of buttons (e.g. goto channel 376, or do CH+, mute, VOL-). What's the success rate? Try the same with a real remote and you'll see what I mean.

Add to that the startup time before you can control. Even a tablet lying on the table takes to much time (IMHO). So I agree. Like this remote, am thinking of backing this kick starter.
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Akatar » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:53 pm

i also backed the project, let's wait and see
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Phaeton » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:18 pm

When they make the 1.000.000,- mark they'll create an rest API. This is really good News since we than can use this device with our current software. So, if you're still not sure... I hope this will make you back!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12 ... ts/1112116
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Digit » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:55 pm

The prospect of an API was the reason I decided to back it :wink:
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Phaeton » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:20 am

Yes. Same for me. But now a real promise is made (if they make it). I'm still waiting for the api of skybell. Which they would look into after release. Well I guess we're still after release so I cannot complain ;-)
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby vanisher » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:22 pm

They made it.. They will build an API
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Phaeton » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:44 am

Yes and they will support sending http commands which will help me connect neeo to Homeseer. So I am happy with that!
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Re: Kickstarter: NEEO, the thinking remote

Postby Phaeton » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:19 pm

He's funded! With an added bonus. 2way api
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