Sevenhugs Smart Remote

The first remote for everything in your home

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Simon Tchedikian
Maker
@simontchedikian · Co-founder & CEO at Sevenhugs
Hi Hunters! Thanks Niv for the introduction! We love our Smartphone but like you we thought that there had to be a better way to experience our home. Simon here, co-founder and CEO at Sevenhugs. We’re excited to share Smart Remote with you, get your feedback and answer questions. Smart Remote is a revolutionary product that lets you instantly control any device—TVs, media players, speakers, lights, thermostats and more. Just point at what you want to control and Smart Remote’s screen automatically adapts—like magic. After more than two years of hard working, we launched Smart Remote on Kickstarter last Thursday and our community is taking off—over 3,500 backers and counting! We’ve received great questions, suggestions and feedback so far and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say. So, how do you want to use Smart Remote? - Simon
Saijo George@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@simontchedikian congrats on the Kickstarter success and good luck with the product. But why would anyone want another device when they can use their phone OR (with most devices these days) their voice to control them.
Simon Tchedikian
Maker
@simontchedikian · Co-founder & CEO at Sevenhugs
@saijo_george Hi Saijo, great comment, we get it often. Ecosystem fragmentation and App overload is one main reason. Every single device comes with its own mobile app or remote. Cumbersome and frustrating to switch between them. With your phone, you have to unlock the phone, find the app, launch it, wait for it to load, select the device you want to control and control it... it gets worse if your wife or kids need to go through the same experience. Voice is cool and we love it, but still many limitations (limited AI even with Google, noise sensitive, keyword dependent, language/accents, latency...). Smart Remote is shareable in the home, instant, intuitive and simple enough to be used by anyone, it displays the right interface just by pointing at the device you want to control. No need to search for the right App and log in, or guess the right keyword for voice. Voice is still very cool and complementary to Smart Remote in the home.
Saijo George@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@simontchedikian thanks for the replay and good luck with it.
Niv Dror
Hunter
Hiring
@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
I need this in my life! The Smart Remote team blew past their $50k goal on Kickstarter (now at $512,545). One remote that controls everything in the home would be wonderful... First world problems... but always frustrating when I need to take out my phone, go to an app, press the button just to turn on the light in my room 🙈
Avery Haskell@averyhaskell · Stanford Computer Science
@nivo0o0 try widgets on your phone. Swipe left, press button.
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@nivo0o0 I added switches for my Hue lights. Wait a second...
Simon Tchedikian
Maker
@simontchedikian · Co-founder & CEO at Sevenhugs
@averyhaskell Hi Avery, we all love our Smartphones and they can do everything (almost), and this is often a feedback we get, but we are convinced Smartphones are not the only solution for everything in our life. If you look at the TV market, all TVs that have been sold in the past 10 years are Smart TV, and all major brands offer a dedicated App to let you control your TV, despite that I don't know anyone that is using his Smartphone to control his TV. Of course it is possible but majority of people don't find it convenient enough, they are still using the old style remote which is always on the coffee table, always charged, always ready to be used by anyone in the home. The more devices you have in your home and the more confusing it becomes, you need one App for each, you need all household Smartphones to have all same Apps, all logged in, all maintained, and what about when you have children etc... Anyway, we still love our Smartphones. Smart Remote comes with an App that let's you configure Smart Remote and add all your devices and services.
Saijo George@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@nivo0o0 "OK Google" switch on my lights
Simon Tchedikian
Maker
@simontchedikian · Co-founder & CEO at Sevenhugs
@saijo_george Hi Saijo, voice control is cool, I am personally convinced it will be part of our life at home but right now it has limitations (limited AI even with Google, noise sensitive, keyword dependent, language/accents, latency...). There is a lot of excitement around voice but a lot of people find voice not convenient for simple day to day tasks. We are convinced that interacting with your home will be a mix of voice, smartphone and other very intuitive and simple Ux like Smart Remote. We still love voice control so stay tuned :-)
Ash Fanning@fann_ash · UX Research and Design
@nivo0o0 if this is anything like my apple tv remote ill spend more time looking for it then I will using it. Adding another device to my list only =more time searching.
Simon Tchedikian
Maker
@simontchedikian · Co-founder & CEO at Sevenhugs
@fann_ash Hi Ash, yes we hate that as well, we added a "find me" button on Smart Remote charging base to make it ring.
Nicolas Le Roux@nico_lrx · Growth Marketer
Really cool! Can't wait all the apps developers will be able to build using the smart remote to control all our devices! Keep up the good work ;)
Olivier Mandine
Maker
@omandine · Co-founder & SW Director at Sevenhugs
@nico_lrx Hi Nicolas, thank you for your support and kind words!
Julie Delanoy@syswarren · Design at Product Hunt
Oh nice, I need this!
Simon Tchedikian
Maker
@simontchedikian · Co-founder & CEO at Sevenhugs
@syswarren Thanks Julie! We put a lot of work (a lot :-) into making our idea a reality. Happy to see you love it.
Ankita Kaushik@kaushikankita12 · Product Evagelist, Agile CRM
The smart world is getting SMARTER :P
Stephane Jaubertou
Maker
@stephane_jaubertou · Co-founder & COO at Sevenhugs
@kaushikankita12 Hi Anita ... :-) Thanks. I you have any question/suggestion, just drop a line here.