About a month ago, February 12th to be exact, one of the most successful smart home Kickstarter campaigns in recent memory came to its glorious end. Initially setting out to raise $50,000 for their nascent "thinking remote", the team at NEEO had obliterated their goal, ending the campaign at an astonishing $1.5 million. Clearly the NEEO remote has struck a chord with smart home fans.
As we discussed in last week's show, 2014 marked a tipping point in the smart home. Countless products have since hit the market as companies rush in to stake their claim in this modern day gold rush. It would seem however that by and large control of consumer A/V devices in the media room has been overlooked. In this week's show we chat with NEEO's founder, Raphael Oberholzer, to find out exactly why that is. More importantly we discuss what NEEO plans to do about it. Tune into this episode to learn about this exciting new product, and to hear about NEEO's plans to dominate the smart home, starting with your media room...
- "Sorry about that Jeff..."
- IFTTT - Introducing the Ecobee Channel
- Nest (aka Google) possibly getting into audio
- Google Nexus Q
- Apple TV Gets HBO Now
- AppleTV Price Drops to $69
- Alarm.com Apple Watch App
- The watch app countdown begins...
- Motorola 360 Watch
- NEEO - The Thinking Remote
- Logitech Harmony
- IR MegaList