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Old 06-04-2011
MySQL I got a magic wand

My new magic wand just came. It looks great. Looking at it, it looks like it is carved by hand from a solid piece of wood. It could easily serve as a prop in a Harry Potter film. But it is actually a high tech appliance.

A built-in accelerometer can detect how you are moving the wand. And it has a built-in vibrator so it can make a little tactile buzz to communicate to the user. It is a learning IR remote control. So, after training it, I can point it at the TV and it's like I have my fingers on a volume control. I turn it clockwise to increase the volume or counter clockwise to decrease the volume. Or I can flick it up to surf channels upwards or flick it down to surf channels downwards.

It can handle a few more gestures. But only a few. It won't be able to handle my entire home theatre setup. On the other hand I don't need to look at the wand to find a particular button. I'm pretty impressed with it so far. Smilie
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Old 06-05-2011
Something like this? YouTube - ‪Kymera Magic Wand - Programmable Remote control‬‏

I think for extended use I'd prefer pressing buttons on a traditional remote. However, it's definitely a cool gadget. Enjoy.
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Old 06-05-2011
That's it, but the comments call it an RF remote. It's an IR remote and there is no mention in the instructions of any RF capability.
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