Samsung has developed a new touch pad-enabled remote with a built-in microphone for voice commands. The remote will be sold as an accessory for Samsung’s 2012 Smart TVs.
Samsung’s touch pad remote
Samsung introduced their 2012 TVs with the updated Smart TV platform at CES 2012. The flagship models will offer a so-called Smart Interaction function that allows users that control the TV with their voice, hands gestures or face recognition.
Samsung’s new touch pad remote
To aid users, Samsung has also created a touch pad remote with built-in microphone. The touch pad, located on the upper part of the remote, can control the on-screen navigation. The microphone is used to recognize voice commands such as “change channel”, “volume up” and text input.
The new remote uses a combination of Bluetooth and infrared to improve reception. It also controls Samsung’s set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and more, Samsung says.
The touch pad remote will be sold as an accessory for Samsung’s 2012 Smart TVs. No words on pricing.