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 Samsungâ€™s 2012 Smart TVs.
Samsungâ€™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.
Samsungâ€™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 â€śchange channelâ€ť, â€śvolume upâ€ť and text input.
The new remote uses a combination of Bluetooth and infrared to improve reception. It also controls Samsungâ€™s set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and more, Samsung says.
The touch pad remote will be sold as an accessory for Samsungâ€™s 2012 Smart TVs. No words on pricing.