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Salt, Apple tutoring, the set top box

It is rare that it creates a Swiss Telco in the headlines of the international Tech media. However, Salt has made this week of the Coup. "The Verge", 9to5mac.com or even "Cult of Mac" reported that the Western Swiss network operators now have an alternative remote control for the Apple TV: "the Apple remote control is so bad that a Swiss company has developed a normal replacement", it means "The Verge".

Salts "normal" remote control that costs 19.95 francs and has 18 buttons, as one is accustomed to: There is a directional pad with OK button, a rocker switch for program change and the volume and buttons for Navigation, music and video playback. Plus a mute button and An on/Off button.


The Apple-invented remote control, called "Siri Remote" only has gestures, six buttons, a wiper box, for Touch, acceleration sensor, a gyroscope and two microphones. As Apple has introduced in 2015, you should not only revolutionise the operation of the TV, but interactions with Siri enable and as a Controller for games.

The Plan didn't work: The operation is for a lot of people confused on. So, for example, feel difficult to whether to keep the Siri Remote is right or wrong in the Hand. Apple has changed over time, the function of the buttons. And if a TV App is not responding very liquid, it is often the case, that you shoot with swipe gestures over the target. And ironic also, that in this country, the digital assistant Siri has been enabled on the Siri Remote never.

Designed to disappear between the sofa cushions

Apple had for the remote control with a lot of criticism corners. In March, a Blogger etched, it is acting as if Apple designed the remote control of with intent so that they disappear between the sofa cushions.

Even the renowned Tech magazine "Ars Technica" has been dedicated to the remote control, a long Tirade: she was too small and too thin. And at the core of the author denounces that Apple place Design over function – as a violation of the fundamental design principle of Form follows function (Form follows function).

Now the Salt was allowed to develop, apparently, even with Apple's blessing an Alternative. In many cases, it takes but no additional cost: The Apple TV Box works with the TV belonging to the remote control, especially if it is of recent date.

Created: 10.12.2019, 13:20 PM

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