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Flip remote: using cellphone design to help TVs

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006

Flip Remote Control

Choices in remote controls for a TV are often binary. Buyers can opt either for the complex, powerful remote that can be a hindrance when they just want to change channels, or else they can use the overly simplified remote that will typically fall short of expectations. Geisen Design decided that the best balance between these extremes could be reached by borrowing from cellphone ergonomics: their Flip remote control resembles many modern flip phones and takes advantage of the shape to split the controls based on your intentions. If you only need basic functions, the closed remote has easy buttons on the outside; if you need more advanced options, swinging the Flip open gives access to a vast suite of options. The Flip is currently just a design study but is clearly ready to be translated into a production unit without much trouble. Click "read more" for a photo from another angle.



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