Sunday, March 18, 2012

Apple TV remote vs. Sony remote...

I found this recent post from my brother's Bombippy blog amusing and worth a repost. It highlights the different approaches to product design between Apple (simplicity) and Sony (not so simple). He writes:
The Apple TV remote (on the left below) is fairly simple. You can hold it in one hand and with just a few buttons you can control every aspect of the Apple TV. Contrast this design with the Sony remote (on the right below). This Sony remote looks complicated. It controls Sony’s appropriately named Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Player powered by Google TV. I’m guessing that you’ll have to spend some time with a manual before you start using this thing. Contrary to my opinion, Sony marketing has this to say about the above remote:
"Finding your favourite content is a breeze thanks to the included handheld QWERTY keyboard and optical mouse control. Easily navigate the Internet, search for TV shows, apps, movies, and more."
What? Easily browse the Internet with this remote? I don’t think so.