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Magic Wand Remote Control

December 11, 2011 - Gadgets, Home

This beautifully crafted gizmo looks like the kind of thing you might find in Diagon Alley. The difference is you use it to control your telly, Sky, digibox, stereo or any other infra-red device via various abracadabra-ish gestures. Simply swish, whirl and flick to change channels, adjust volume and much more. Totally button-free, the Wand can ‘learn’ up to 13 infrared codes from your existing remote(s) and transmit them when you perform one of 13 predefined gestures. You can assign various functions to various moves: flicks to turn on and off; spins to control volume; big swishes to mute and so on. To add to its supernatural nature, the Wand also features a ‘heartbeat’ in the form of various pulses that confirm gesture recognition and tell you when the batteries are low. It even goes into sleep mode after 60 seconds of inactivity and ‘wakes’ when you pick it up. Gorgeously packaged in a smart presentation box, the Wand is set to become the remote control of choice for any gadgeteer with Potter-esque aspirations. So don’t be a Muggle, get ordering.

 

Battery Requirements: * Requires 2x AAA batteries (not included)

Dimensions: * Wand measures 35.5cm(L) x 2cm(D)

Features/functionality: * 1 – Rotate anticlockwise (typically used for “volume down” function) * 2 – Rotate clockwise (typically used for “volume up” function) * 3 – Flick upwards * 4 – Flick downwards * 5 – Flick left * 6 – Flick right * 7 – Tap on top * 8 – Tap on side * 9 – Big swish * 10 – Push forward * 11 – Pull back * 12 – Double tap top * 13 – Double tap side Modes: * Practice mode – allows the user to practise making the gestures and verify that they have been recognised correctly before learning associated IR data. * Sleep mode – the wand will enter a low-power sleep mode after 60 seconds of inactivity. * Learning mode – you can teach it one or more new codes for any of the possible gestures.

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