*notcot in tech , 20:14

Samsung Pebble Remote- 07.21.09

samsung2a.jpg Beauty in Technology post series sponsored by Samsung’s new LED TVs! Post #2 of 6 in this series exploring random beauty in technology, NOTCOT style.

Remote controls - they come in so many shapes and sizes, yet i’d never seen one quite like the extra mini pebble one that came with my Samsung LED TV. (For full disclosure - Samsung’s LED TV campaign is sponsoring this post series, but they in no way knew that their ads got me looking at the new TVs enough to love it and buy one… and make the pebble remote the subject of this post! So perhaps this is less a conflict of interest, and more of a convergence of interest?)

This tiny pebble remote has a jeweled center piece which for the 7 series is blue, and the 6 series is red. It is mesmerizing how it subtly sparkles in the light… and the weirdest thing is how nice the small indented pebble shape feels in your hand, it actually reminds me a lot of those Worry Stones that originated in Ancient Greece - thin oval pieces of stone that are held between the thumb and forefinger with the thumb in the indentation… and the rubbing is said to help take your worries away. Basically its hard not to rub this remote as odd as that sounds? Now as far as practicality, it only does power, volume, and channel, so its the opposite of the huge remote that also came with the tv, but nice when you just want the basics. Unfortunately the channels don’t work for my DVR, so its a bit useless, but i just love the what the design looks and feels! Isn’t it about time we take more steps away from the traditional grid layouts of remotes? Take a look at more images of the pebble remote on the next page!


samsung2b.jpg

samsung2c.jpg

samsung2d.jpg

samsung2e.jpg

Tags: - - -

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

2 Notes

Can one program the channel button to match a Satellite reciever or DVR?

----- Prasad 11.10.09 10:39

I definelty prefer simpler remotes to complicated “button for everything” solutions. This one takes the cake for being both simple and beautiful. Reminds me of the Apple remote, but slicker.

----- Michael Critz 22.07.09 18:59

Leave a note

HI! I love thoughtful, intelligent, amusing comments! So thanks in advance for yours! Comments are manually approved before appearing above, thank you for your patience!







Advertise here through FM LIVING - Copyright NOTCOT INC 2005-2014 - Privacy Policy