Ever since the first remote control for a television set was launched almost 60 years ago, mankind has found it almost impossible to let go of it. Even though the remote controls of the new millennium come with a bunch of new features, designers have failed to improve upon the basic rectangular and stick-like form of the device which remains such an integral part of the modern man’s life. However, Cleo Jacquet, an ECAL student, plans to revolutionize the segment with a petite new invention that allows users to turn almost any object or being into a remote control.
Dubbed the Freehand, the new remote control device is apparently so minimalistic that it only comprises of a pair of small buttons with a plus and a minus side on either end. Thanks to two little suction nubs at its back, the Freehand sticks to almost any surface including your own forehead, the drink in your hand, your dog, the arm of a chair and even the wall and kitchen counters which makes it a great alternative to the stick like traditional remote control.
At the moment, the Freehand is not only a concept but also a bit of an impractical idea since people spoilt by those multifunctional remote control would find the simple ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ control a little too simplistic. Also, the designer has completely forgotten to tell us how this thing will work exactly since it has no space for circuitry and batteries.