Innovative Inconvenience

Basic devices redefined in more interesting, less practical ways

Implications - The desire to create something better is resulting in unique, but often gimicky technology. Do these gesture based remotes really work better than a regular remote? Probably not, but the creativity generates interest and buzz.
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Remote Control via Eye Blinking - Kome Kami Switch
SCORE 4.8
Average 5,435 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 08
Remote Control via Eye Blinking
Kome Kami Switch
Imagine this scenario: closing both eyes for one second starts your iPod, while blinking again stops the playback. A wink with the right eye makes the machine skip to the next tune while with a wink of… [More]
Wearable Universal Remote Controls - The Multi-Chalk
SCORE 2.6
Mild 5,535 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 08
Wearable Universal Remote Controls
The Multi-Chalk
Tobi Kim invented the Multi-Chalk which is a universal remote control that can control everything, everywhere! "It’s a soft electronic device designed to slip on anything with a button," notes Yanko… [More]
Remote Control Pillows - TV Bedding
SCORE 4.2
Average 7,640 Clicks Pub: May 21, 08
Remote Control Pillows
TV Bedding
Since the television has become such an integral part of our household, it was only a matter of time before the remote control ended up tucked in a pillow for an ergonomic TV-watching experience. The organic… [More]
Gesture Activated Remote Controls - The Licentia Has No Buttons
SCORE 2.4
Untested 5,456 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 08
Gesture Activated Remote Controls
The Licentia Has No Buttons
Designers are so over buttons. After recently featuring the sleek sPult, Trend Hunter brings you an even more minimalistic gesture-controlled remote that does away with all buttons. Designed by Jason… [More]
Remote Controlled Color - Multi-Color LED Lightbulb
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Untested 4,380 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 08
Remote Controlled Color
Multi-Color LED Lightbulb
These remote controlled, dimmable, multi-colored LED lightbulbs use only 5 Watts and have a 10,000 hour lifetime. By using the remote control, you can pick from 16 colors including white, how cool is… [More]
Eco-Friendly Universal Remote Controls - The Wind-Up Remote
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Mild 4,138 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 08
Eco-Friendly Universal Remote Controls
The Wind-Up Remote
There is nothing more annoying when flipping through TV channels to find the remote has died and there are no batteries in the house. The Wind-Up Remote takes care of that little inconvenience. All you… [More]
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