Here’s an interesting little video from the guys at Savant showing off their novel take on a universal remote. The ‘Select’ is a hardware device that you dock with an iPod Touch to create the worlds only multi-touch, retina display, home automation remote control. Check out the video after the jump.
From simple source control in any single room to complete two-way whole-home automation, the Savant Select seamlessly merges the familiar functionality of Apple’s latest iPod touch (featuring the new Retina Display) with easy-to-use push buttons, creating a sleek yet powerful home control interface.
Supporting Savant’s TrueControl iPod touch App and TrueCommand On-TV navigation, this powerful smart remote delivers the perfect balance of backlit pushbuttons and a 3.5-inch color touch screen.
Immediate and immersive home control system access, Smart Select allows you to control everything from intelligent lighting, home theater or media room, whole-house audio and media, security, and climate—any home appliance connected to a Savant Smart System.
Key features & benefits 3.5-inch Multi-Touch Retina display, 960 x 640 pixel resolution Wireless communication, 802.11b/g/n 31 backlit buttons with key transport keys Multi-tasking, switch from TrueControl to thousands of Apps Customizable graphics View wireless video from network cameras Front and rear-facing cameras Includes a Lithium-Ion battery and elegant charging base”