LG will unveil its updated Magic Remote control for devices ranging from Smart TVs to Blu-ray disc players and set-top boxes, at CES 2013.
The redesigned device adopts enhanced language recognition capabilities that make executing commands simple and more natural, according to the Korean company. The new design will continue to employ four control options - voice, gesture, point, and wheel.
The LG Magic Remote's voice control technology makes issuing a verbal command to the TV both simple and effective. New Natural Language Recognition software makes giving voice commands as easy as regular speech and allows the user to talk in a more conversational manner.
As the heart of the home theater experience, the new LG Magic Remote serves as a universal control solution, 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 managed with just one Magic Remote in the living room. With the point feature, the LG Magic Remote becomes a motion-based video game controller. The wheel control can be used for scrolling up and down web pages or zooming in and out when 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. For example, a viewer can switch to a favorite TV channel just by writing the number in the air.
The Magic Remote comes in two functional models -- one ships with LG's premium CINEMA 3D Smart TVs and the other with the company's standard CINEMA 3D Smart TV models. The premium Magic Remote features LED back-lit buttons for easy operation in the dark and also sports a more compact design.