URC rolls out haptic-feedback universal remote
But this $1,500 clicker is a rare gem packed with a haptic-feedback touch screen, Wi-Fi, and radio frequency communication.
The URC MX-5000 universal remote looks like a typical universal remote control. But this $1,500 clicker is a rare gem packed with a 2.7-inchtouch screen, Wi-Fi, and radio frequency communication. Haptic? Think of it as making onscreen keys behave like real buttons with the familiar tactile feel and audible clicks, a feature available on some touch-screen mobile phones. There's no official word on the actual implementation, and details on the MX-5000's full capabilities are pretty lean.
Even if you're willing to meet the ridiculously marked-up asking price, this is one remote you can't pick up in mega electronics stores. That's because the MX-5000 is an A/V professional-centric product for custom installations and requires complex programming via the control software. You'll probably have to sound out your local A/V installer to check the availability of this controller.
(Source: Crave Asia)