2Couchlet Form Factor
Goodbye, expensive Logitech TV remote. Hello, couchlet. My couchlet would let me do all sorts of super-TV-remote stuff. Control my DVR/TV/DVD/cable box/Roku of course. But it would also interact with my TV so that I could easily get IMDB information for the show I’m watching. This really will be the very last remote control I buy, and it will be the only remote control in my house. (With perhaps one exception, which I’ll explain in a later slide.)
When I set my Tivo to record programs starring specific actors or containing specific content, I call it “setting the lobster trap.” With the couchlet, I want to set the lobster traps, see what’s been caught in the trap, and have lobster-trap functionality extended to my Roku and any other content presentation/recording device that can hook up to my TV.
7It Comes in Colors
I want my couchlet to have a pink accent shell. My co-habitant will have black. Offspring No. 1 could have steel blue. Offspring No. 2, bumblebee yellow. The couchlet base station will of course have a locator button that will make my couchlet ting and vibrate so I can easily find it. I’ll have parental control over my offspring’s couchlets, while mine, of course, is free to examine any and all content that’s offered up by the cable/satellite/over-the-air networks.
No Place Like Home The couchlet doesn’t leave the house. It doesn’t have to have a magnesium roll cage or the ability to roam between networks. The couchlet is a “set it and forget it” home device. Nice hotels could provide basic couchlets in their rooms, but I’m not taking mine on the road. Hence, max battery life need be only 3 or 4 hours of continuous use. (If you’re on a couchlet for more than 4 hours straight, you’re caught in a vortex and need to take a break.)
10No Keyboard Required
What’s your dream device? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.