Bridging the current aesthetics from touchscreens with the ease of operation you will only get from physical keys.
Changing the channel on your TV or skipping to the next track should be a breeze, right? Now see if you can pull up a song on your smart phone or play a video on your tablet without diverting your attention from your surroundings to focus on the touchscreen. What happened?
Technology should always help the user. So when we were asked to design the successor to the most successful remote control in history, the Beo4, we made a pledge: To put control back into the hands of the user.
“To design a remote control that truly lives up the legacy of the Beo4 we could not settle for mere technological upgrades. We simply needed to make an even better product in every perceivable way,” says Torsten Valeur, Head of Valeur Designers.
The first thing you notice about the Beoremote One is the size. It is surprisingly slim. Pick it up, and you will be amazed at how solid the wedge-shaped device feels in your hand.
The small curve raises the terminal slightly from the table, making it easier to grab when you need it. It gives the Beoremote One its own unique personality while creating the perfect weight balance for optimal ergonomic use. The unibody leaves no obscuring split lines – just one beautiful piece of aluminum.
With its ingenious combination of integrated keys and a vibrant OLED display underneath its smooth black surface, the Beoremote One – like the Beo4 – can still be operated blindly for the most common features. “I wanted to bridge the current aesthetics we have become accustomed to from touchscreens with the ease of operation you will only get from physical keys,” the designer explains.
The Beoremote One is available with two different surfaces. Choose between a mechanically-polished surface that gives the aluminum alloy an almost ambient look, or a slick glass-blown surface that feels great to touch.
No need to worry about changing batteries for at least a year. But when that day comes, the task is an experience in itself. Loading the terminal with new fresh batteries is almost like loading a riffle.