Smooth Operator

Slide ‘n’ Touch is a programmable multi-touch remote control that syncs with your TV. The smooth-as-silk touchpad is easy to use and the sleek body is crafted from stainless steel and aluminum. Besides its user-friendly size, I totally dig the slim, chic minimal design. I’d pick the gold bezel one for me, what about you?

Designer: Mike Flache

    6 Comments

    • not relevant says:

      Don't like it. I need to look at it while using it. You can feel the buttons with a regular one, so you don't need to look at it.

    • not relevant says:

      Don't like it. I need to look at it while using it. You can feel the buttons with a regular one, so you don't need to look at it.

    • James says:

      Like the comment above, this is one of the things I looked into when I designed my own remote control concept. Not many people have designed the remote control for form and function so it's something I really had to delve into. Funnily enough, the design shown here is one of the first ideas I had and the first I rejected as it simply wouldn't work that well. It's a very easy idea to come up with but ergonomically it wouldn't work. The style, lack of buttons, having to tilt your wrist to look at it, extremely uncomfortable shape to hold, these are all things the designer should look into before heading straight to making nice renders. The screen is blank on these, I assume the user interface has also been thought of, just not displayed here?

      I would say it's a nice idea but I had it and dismissed it straight away. Back to the drawing board!

    • James says:

      Like the comment above, this is one of the things I looked into when I designed my own remote control concept. Not many people have designed the remote control for form and function so it's something I really had to delve into. Funnily enough, the design shown here is one of the first ideas I had and the first I rejected as it simply wouldn't work that well. It's a very easy idea to come up with but ergonomically it wouldn't work. The style, lack of buttons, having to tilt your wrist to look at it, extremely uncomfortable shape to hold, these are all things the designer should look into before heading straight to making nice renders. The screen is blank on these, I assume the user interface has also been thought of, just not displayed here?

      I would say it's a nice idea but I had it and dismissed it straight away. Back to the drawing board!

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