Alternatives to a NEEO remote
As most of you, I really like the idea of an universal remote with both hard buttons and a touch screen that can control all my devices via ir, bluetooth, IP, zigbee, etc.
Neeo's strenght was supposed to be the ease of programming/configuring, but we all know that wasn't true. So now that NEEO craps out, what alternatives do we have?
Logitech Harmony Elite:
I think all looks pretty good, but this time I want someting that actually works in my home theatre.
Programming is the obvious downside of the Crestron and RTI remotes, so tempting to choose something one can configure oneself.
Are there any other remotes with similar features as above? A upcoming new harmony remote or anything else from CES or ISE??
Tord Solheim Programming is the obvious downside of the Crestron and RTI remotes, so tempting to choose something one can configure oneself.
If you want to configure that yourself, there is not much left over, not even Control4.
Then actually only a Logitech Eilte. I myself use a Logitech Elite, in addition to the attempt to control the same devices with the NEEO, and I'm satisfied. Well, actually I would have preferred the NEEO because of the design, but unfortunately, the NEEO is now EOL and can still no Bluetooth, is not able to learn IR codes and also has no way to adjust the colors of a lamp properly, because no color picker is available.
Otherwise, I'm just using an iPhone with the significant disadvantage that there are no hardware buttons, but I am otherwise fully flexible and can customize the User Interface of the remote control exactly as I want it, that is not possible with the Logitech or otherwise one of the remotes that you have listed there. For controlling the devices from the iPhone I use AIO CREATOR NEO and IPSStudio. So it's always a question of what you want. Finally, I prefer to forego the hardware buttons otherwise the operation and user guidance of the user interface is consistent and all devices including feedback can be controlled via the iPhone.
What we need to do (this is semi-joke, semi-why not)...
Replicate everything the NEEO guys did, but instead of for personal profit we should make this a cooperative endeavour. I.e. we crowdfund again, this time put this community at the helm (note: I’ve not paid much attention to it until just being ready and finding this Control4 thing out)
We treat the organisation as a cooperative and have it led by the best of them, a la Niels de Klerk and co (sorry, I only know his skills and experience)
It is a one member, one vote, organisation. We start from scratch - this will be painfully long, I know - but it will remain an open source hardware and software organisation and the dream comes back and is protected by the open source endeavour
It’s a stretch I know. But, we’re not going to get the dream without dreaming
definitive exists, there are some other guys from here joined in the meantime. I'm personally lucky and have a prototype at home, the speed of the gui (responsive) the fast ongoing development and the open approach are the key facts, why i joined this.
A DIY Kit will be made possible with KS also, this is due to missing funds and order of a amount of hardware from china needs funds. due to the differences from ordering to deliver, there is no other solution to use as a crowdfunding solution (if someone knows a better way, please fell free to contact me!)
Tord Solheim @all of interest
The Kickstarter for YIO is live and did found 56% in the first 11 hours. You can fin it here: