Monday, April 02, 2007

Sesame Street Remote Control

Elmo of Sesame Street fame is usually tickled by millions of children around the world but he has a new job now. In Omron's upcoming product offering, the cheery bug-eyed beast controls the television. Fitted with soft-touch keys and sporting a non-ergonomic design, the Elmo Remote control looks like a toy or a big piece of hard candy. Elmo syncs up with televisions by emitting an infra-red key so that the receiver (the television) accepts 36kHz control signals from the transmitter (Elmo remote).

Two Elmo versions are available for preorder - Elmo holding a pink heart and Elmo holding an orange heart. Both versions serve the same function however and run on two AA batteries (not included). Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2007 at US$15 each.

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