LG Electronics (LG) today announced an all-new Magic Remote for its CINEMA 3D Smart TV lineup prior to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The redesigned deviceadopts enhanced language recognition capabilities that make executing commands simple, natural, interactive and conversational. The new design will continue to employ four control options voice,gesture, point, and wheel making it the most complete universal remote.
“LG is committed to providing innovative home entertainment solutions and the Magic Remote is a key pillar of the CINEMA 3D Smart TV user experience,” said saidD.Y Kim, President of LG Electronics Gulf FZE. “Building on an already impressive feature set, the latest versionboasts accuratelanguage recognition and its gesture, wheel and point control options makes the Magic Remote stand out amongst its competition as a truly intuitive device.”
The LG Magic Remote’s sophisticated voice control technologymakes issuing a verbal command to the TV both simple and effective.NewNatural Language Recognitionsoftwaremakes giving voice commands as easy as regular speech and allows the user to talk in a more conversational manner. No longer is there a need for an awkward pause between the command and the title to be viewed, users can simply say “Show me Gangnam Style video” and the new Magic Remote will understand.
As the heart of the home theater experience, the new LG Magic Remote serves as a universal controlsolution, maximizing convenience for the user with its ability to access and control an array of home entertainment equipment. All devices ranging from Smart TVs, set-top boxes, sound bars and Blu-ray players can be effectively managed with justoneMagic Remote in the living room. With the point feature, the LG Magic Remote becomes an extension of the human body, making it an ideal motion-basedvideo game controller. The wheel control is perfect for scrolling up and down web pages or zooming in and outwhen using applications such as Google Maps. And by making specific gestures with the remote, users can quickly access oft-used menus or perform frequently needed functions, saving valuable time.For example, a viewer can switch to a favoriteTV channel just by writingthe number in the air.
The Magic Remote comes in two highly functional models --one ships with LG’s premium CINEMA 3D Smart TVs and the otherwiththe company’sstandard CINEMA 3D Smart TV models. The premium Magic Remote features LEDback-lit buttons foreasy operation in the dark and alsosportsa more compact design,making it easier and more comfortable to hold. Commonly used buttons have been thoughtfully repositioned, resulting in an even more natural and enjoyable user experience.