Important Shipping Update
Hi there backers,
Here’s some important information we want you to know as we start shipping to all backers this week.
Many of you have not yet provided your shipping... Read more
Smart Remote ships to all backers next week! This is just the beginning...
To everyone in our awesome backer community,
We come bearing good news! This coming Monday, October 22, we will start shipping Smart Remote to all of our awesome backers around... Read more
Final Software Testing + Compatible Devices at Launch
Hi there Smart Remote backers,
We’re happy to report that we’ve produced 6,000 Smart Remote kits to date and shipped 2,500 kits to backers in our Pilot Program. If you’re... Read more
Pilot Program News
Hi there backers,
We’re excited to let you know that we’ve produced a total of 4,270 kits to date and we’re shipping out palettes of Smart Remote from China on... Read more
Mass production has started
Hi there Smart Remote community,
We’re happy to report that mass production has started! Our team has been onsite with our manufacturing partner since mid-June and we’ve produced over 700... Read more
Feedback from Pilot Testers + Production Update
Dear Smart Remote community,
We've been reading your comments online and realize this message is a little late. We want to ensure we give you the latest and most transparent... Read more
Mass production on track for mid-May
We have good news to share. We just received word from the accredited lab in charge of FCC/CE testing and certification that Smart Remote passed ESD (electrostatic discharge)... Read more
Smart Remote Progress & Improvements
Hey there Smart Remote community,
We’ve been ramping up the number of beta testers this past month and we’ve received a wealth of valuable feedback. Lots of new features, UX... Read more
Project Update + Open House Photos
Hey there Sevenhugs community,
We’ve been working around the clock to reach our goal of sending the first shipment of Smart Remotes by the end of April, and we’ve made... Read more
Pilot Production + Schedule Update
Hi there backers,
We’ve made great progress since our last update—we finalized our hardware and completed the first pilot production run of remotes, charging bases and room sensors! The only... Read more
Compatible Devices at Launch
Hi there backers,
We just completed all the reliability testing for Smart Remote and it passed with flying colors! Tests included putting Smart Remote on the charging base and removing... Read more
Final Engineering Samples — Round 1
Before we dive into this update, we’d like to ask for your quick help. Please fill out this short 30-second survey about what types of phones and tablets... Read more
Our hardware and software teams have been sprinting fast to get ready to kick off our beta testing program in November.
We currently have four team members in... Read more
Manufacturing Progress + Remote UI Preview
Here’s a quick summary of our recent progress and a preview of what it will be like to control a few popular devices.
On the... Read more
Sneak Peak App Demo + First Production Run
Hi there backers,
We’re excited to share a first look at what it will be like to add and locate devices using our app and Smart Remote. We know how... Read more
After making a tough project delay announcement last week, we really appreciated all the positivity and encouragement you shared with us. We’re grateful to have such an awesome... Read more
Hi Smart Remote backers,
These past few months have been filled with challenges and triumphs—like finally reaching the point where we can test how our complete system works from end... Read more
PCBs, Smart Lights & WiFi Speakers
Thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to fill out our backer survey. We received an amazing response—well over half of you... Read more
Progress, Plans & Pink Jumpsuits
We’ve been making great strides towards launching Smart Remote and we’re excited to share our current production plan and schedule.
We’ve also been hearing requests from the community... Read more
Hey there Smart Remote family,
Over the past several months we’ve made tremendous progress getting Smart Remote ready for production. We’ve solved more challenges than you’d ever care to know,... Read more
You Won't Believe This...
We have some bad and unfortunate news to share. Simon, our CEO, went on vacation a couple weeks ago and never came back. We also just discovered that... Read more
Test, Test & Re-Test
Hey there backers,
Here’s a quick update on our progress.
Since we received the final screen back in December, we’ve been heads down testing Smart Remote. The results of our... Read more
What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas—Thankfully!
Last week was quite a week! Twelve of us flew into Las Vegas from Paris and San Francisco to set up our Smart Remote booth at the 50th Annual... Read more
The Big Show
Great news, our final full-screen remote hardware is up and running! And just in time for CES. We’ve been working around the clock since we first got our... Read more
It’s been a few days since our Kickstarter campaign ended and we want to say “Thank You!” You and 6,177 other backers pledged $1,107,372 to help... Read more
Final Screen is Here!
Hi all! Great news! We just got our hands on the first set of final production screens for Smart Remote! Freshly baked and currently en route from China to our... Read more
We did it! $1,000,000!
Thank you backers! Thank you 5,889 times! You just helped us raise $1 million for Smart Remote! We’re extremely grateful for all your support and we couldn’t be doing this... Read more
Live Chat Today on Kickstarter Live
We’ll be hosting a LIVE CHAT about Smart Remote later today on Kickstarter Live!
If you’re interested in asking questions or seeing a live demo of our prototype... Read more
$1M Stretch Goal
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be making one of your top feature requests our new $1 million stretch goal—Infrared Learning!
We just confirmed that we... Read more
Thanks For Your Feedback!
We’re getting closer and closer to that $1 million mark! Thanks so much for supporting our campaign, sharing Smart Remote with your friends and family, and, most importantly,... Read more
Earn Cash for Sharing Smart Remote
Good news! Because we’re seeing so many backers referring their friends and family, we're excited to announce the Smart Remote referral program! Starting today, you can earn cash... Read more
Free Cases for Everyone!
We just hit our latest stretch goal! We’re excited to report that every Smart Remote pre-ordered on Kickstarter will now come with a free protective case!
We’ve chosen... Read more
Stretch Goal #3
Almost 4,000 backers now and we love all the feedback and suggestions you’ve been giving us. Please keep it coming!
As you know, it’s important to protect the... Read more
Smart Remote has been hunted on Product Hunt! (meow!)
Hey there Smart Remote fans,
The hunt is on! We’re excited to announce that we’ve been hunted on Product Hunt! Big thanks to the Product Hunt team and all you... Read more
Over 3,400 Backers Strong! Black Edition Unlocked!
Hello backers and Smart Remote fans!
It’s hard to believe, but we just reached $500k—in less than one week! We’re more than 3,400 backers strong now and counting!... Read more
Stretch Goal #2
We’ve done it again! We’ve hit our second funding goal, and it’s all thanks to you! With our stretch goal unlocked, every Smart Remote will come with haptic feedback.... Read more
Stretch Goal #1!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us reach our initial funding goal—within minutes! Now we get to talk about stretch goals!
But first, we’d like to... Read more
What a morning!
Hey there Smart Remote fans and early backers!
Wow! What a morning! After more than two years of incredibly hard work, we are proud to announce that Smart Remote reached... Read more