Second, it’s got a backlight that automatically comes on when you pick it up, so you can actually read what you’re about to control. And the Control4 remote is not just for the TV. From the NY Times:
On trial in one guestroom, the system allows guests to operate the lights, the blinds, the thermostat and the television using one remote. It can even be used to set a more customized wake-up experience, in which, for example, the TV turns on and gradually increases in volume.
Doesn’t sound too bad, but we still want to try it first. And in fact what we’re after in a remote control is something it still doesn’t offer--we're kinda hoping that some day a remote control will bring us a drink from the minibar without us having to get up.
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