Sevenhugs has a very cool remote control that is on Kickstarter and has destroyed its funding goal. The product is called the Smart Remote by Sevenhugs and this remote claims to be able to control any device you aim it at. The screen on the remote will adapt to the device you are aiming it at to give you control you need.
The people behind the Smart Remote clam that it will be able to control TVs, media players, speakers, lights, thermostats and anything else. If there are multiple devices in the area where you are aiming, the remote allows you to choose which of the devices you need to control via a virtual carousel at the top of the remote.
Smart Remote can control any device via Bluetooth, WiFi, or IR. It’s compatible with over 25,000 devices and new devices are added all the time. It will also support services like Uber so you can hail a ride from the remote. A lost and found button helps you keep up with the fancy remote and it supports custom scenes and light grouping.
Adding services is one by choosing a spot on your wall or a window and linking it to that service. When you point the remote at that object or spot it will activate the service and it can turn off your TV, dim the lights, and change the thermostat all at the same time. Smart Remote by Sevenhugs was seeking $50,000 and has raised over $246,000 with 34 days to go. A pledge of $149 or more will get you a remote with shipping estimated for July 2017.