The Sevenhugs Smart Remote offers a new approach to contextualized interactions with connected devices in the home. By simply pointing to the device you wish to control,the touchscreen adjusts automatically, displaying only the commands corresponding to the device requested, offering immediate control in one click. For example, it allows you to change the volume on your stereo, dim or brighten your connected bulbs, or adjust the temperature of your smart thermostat.
The Smart Remote makes it possible not only to interact with connected devices, but also to access services, thus allowing for unlimited usage opportunities: get the weather report by pointing to the window, or order a taxi by pointing at the front door, etc.
The Sevenhugs team noted that control of a connected device from a smartphone (or from a tablet) requires an enormous number of steps, from unlocking the smartphone to the actual use of the application, not to mention pairing, which can sometimes be problematic. The Smart Remote solves this problem and features a compact, elegant, and seductive design.
To keep its competitive edge, Sevenhugs has already registered 24 patents, of which 3 have been validated and 10 more are in preparation.
Since the summer of 2018, 8000 Smart Remote have been delivered, thus validating the mass production industrial process of the Smart remote. She is also available in the US at Best-Buy (Top retailer US) and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA). Online sales at Amazon will begin in the first half of 2019, and Best Buy has committed to selling the Smart Remote in more than 1,000 stores starting in the second half of 2019.