If the Samsung Smart Control is any indication, then rectangular TV remotes may be an endangered species. The South Korean electronics giant has redesigned the remote control to fit its new smart TVs that are set to be released in 2014. The new remote is said to be 80 percent smaller than other remotes and is curved. Those who have been following Samsung's recent releases know that the company has recently dabbled in curved smartphones (along with its competitor, LG.)
The Samsung Smart Control will sport 26 buttons and will feature motion and voice control functions. As TVs become more high tech, it's only natural that remotes will keep pace. While the Samsung Smart Control may be a novelty in 2014, chances are that it will be completely outdated in terms of design and functionality when the next wave of intelligent Samsung TVs roll out.