the Slim Devices remote is basic so go and buy yourself soemthing like a
Philips Pronto. I use one in my lounge and it means only 1 remote instead
of 5, has a back light and allows very sophisticated marcos.
Personaly I would rather Slim Devices concentrate on bugs & enhancements -
my pet wish is for them to make a video version. Remotes are very
subjective and personal so whatever they did would mean someone was no
From: Justme [mailto:Justme.1rfkfn-NUepA2SMhDQqspMVqqL2D+4xXEVPTSbfirstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 30 June 2005 09:23
Subject: [slim] A better remote?
Despite loving my SB2, and enjoying the way it has changed how I listen
to music (for the better of cause), I simply can't stop wondering how
great it would be if Slimdevices offered a "luxury" remote.
Thinking about it, if slimdevices thought they couldn't include it as
the standard remote as it may push the price of the unit too high,
maybe they could offer it as an optional extra?
If Slimdevices offered a better far more functional remote, would
anyone here buy it?
The things I miss on the current remote, are
*backlighting (who listens to their music in a fully bright lit room at
night?) - maybe even something as smart as having a tilt sensor so as
soon as you pick up the remote, the keys stay backlit.
* A jog control, afterall, we spend so much time scrolling through
playlists, browsing etc, spinning a jog control would be so much
* Seperate keys for saving playlists (in fact for working with
playlists as well), an actual stop button, clear current playlist etc
Let's be honest. The whiole point of the SB was to "ignore" your
computer, and enjoy all your music from the comfort of your armchair,
and this means the remote is the single most used device of the SB.
Surely some of the major remote manufactorers can redesign one of their
standard highend remotes just for the squeezebox, and sell them in
partnership with slimdevices. It seems to me, the sort of people who
buy a SB, take their music and their hardware seriously enough that
this would be a viable option.
If you were to design a better remote, what options would you include?
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