Saturday, June 8, 2013

Industrial designer Yves Behar of Fuseproject has unveiled a television set-top box that includes a remote control with no buttons. The Fan TV was unveiled at D: All Things Digital conference in California this week and was designed for the company Fanhattan. The Fan TV system allows users to search live cable TV channels as well as recorded shows and streaming services through one interface, so they can easily find something they'd like to watch regardless of whether it's on cable or the internet. 
The set up features two pebble-like parts which automatically align when stacked using concealed magnets. The Bluetooth remote has a touchpad with 200 sensors, used to navigate menus, change channels and control volume settings, without looking down, through a series of swipes and taps.

The user interface design differs from the usual grids and time slots of TV menus, instead offering users a way to explore by scrolling through genres, actors, channels, what's trending or what friends have recommended on social media.

The Fan TV device will rely on partnerships with cable TV companies that have not yet been announced, though the device is scheduled to become available later this year.


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