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Sofabaton X1 universal remote Coming soon

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Sofabaton X1 universal remote Coming soon

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White Heavy Check Mark Compatible with almost all AV devices
White Heavy Check Mark IR and Bluetooth Control
White Heavy Check Mark Customized Actions
White Heavy Check Mark One-touch Control
White Heavy Check Mark Intuitive App Control
White Heavy Check Mark Wireless Hub
White Heavy Check Mark Ergonomic Scroll Wheel Design
White Heavy Check Mark Simple Setup
White Heavy Check Mark 90 Days Working Time
White Heavy Check Mark 2 inch Display

**EDIT: LAUNCH IS NOW OVER. THERE IS NO MORE FREE SHIPPING, BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME 50% OFF BACKER SPOTS LEFT ***



Launching Wednesday 10 A.M. EDT / 7 A.M. PST 25th August.

Whats everyone think about this new remote? I think it looks promising. Since Logitech is out of the game there is not much out there.
I hate that they are starting on Kickstarter tho. I haven't had good luck with it in the past.

So It starts on Kickstarter, then in a few months they are selling it on Amazon.com at MSRP. There will be a deal on Kickstarter for 50% off ($95usd).
If you signup before launch for $1 then you are supposedly guaranteed the discount on Kickstarter. If you back the project within the first 48hrs then you also get free shipping.

Seems like it could be a hot deal. But because it's Kickstarter it's RISKY. I paid the $1 but I still haven't decided if Im getting one yet.



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I've been watching this closely. And will probably grab one if I can get in at that price. I reserved for $1 so we will see on launch.

With the hub this is the closest I've seen to a Harmony replacement, but hopefully they have an API so it can be integrated with home automation systems.

We will see.
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Redmask wrote: I'm down, thanks for the heads up. Just wish one of these things would come with a mic to use for searches.
Same here. If they don't add it I will probably have to pass. We use voice search all the time. So does my 4yr old.
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I hope this is not another NEEO. Big company will scoop them up and just cut off the individual customer.

My NEEO is unopened and sitting at the corner the room. It is a sore sight every time I see it...
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Well since it seems like logitech is no longer servicing the harmony remotes, this may be a favourable option.

I'll reserve for now and see what happens.
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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The kickstarter is live for "VIP" members or whatever. I grabbed one remote, hope I don't get burned on this. I swore off Kickstarter awhile ago and I'm only going back on that because the universal remote market is so dire.
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Redmask wrote: The kickstarter is live for "VIP" members or whatever. I grabbed one remote, hope I don't get burned on this. I swore off Kickstarter awhile ago and I'm only going back on that because the universal remote market is so dire.
I don't understand this "VIP" members.
Anyone can go on and back it. Seems like they have an unlimited supply of 50% off deals. That doesn't seem normal.
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Redmask wrote: The kickstarter is live for "VIP" members or whatever. I grabbed one remote, hope I don't get burned on this. I swore off Kickstarter awhile ago and I'm only going back on that because the universal remote market is so dire.
I did the same
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anyone make the jump on it and order?
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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Zero1 wrote: anyone make the jump on it and order?
Yes, I ordered one.

Did anyone order more than one?
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rlongo12 wrote: Yes, I ordered one.

Did anyone order more than one?
how much was shipping?
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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My Logitech is still going strong, but glad to see someone else entering the game
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Zero1 wrote: how much was shipping?
I believe that shipping is free if you pledge within the first 48 hours of the project opening.

I will be charged 732 HKD on October 9, 2021
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I ordered one.

I'll try it out and if I don't like it I'm sure it will sell really easily.
I really wanted a good remote that had a microphone. I can't find one, if I can't do without I will just have to get a cheap one.

Free shipping worldwide until 48hrs after the kickstarter started.
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Alright, I decided to buy, lets see where this goes. May have to block another piece of telemetry on my home network when this gets in.
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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Free shipping is now over as of 11am est
You can still buy at 50% off though..

There are 50 backer spots as of the time of this post for the discount rate. I'm not sure if they are actually capping it at 50 this time. During launch they kept upping it every time it was reached
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Thanks OP, I got one with free shipping. I guess we'll see if it pans out. My One is still working fine but I fear at some point it'll stop, and I'll be very sad. Hopefully this thing will be a good (or better, with the hub) replacement.
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Someone on Facebook just said that there is not going to be IR on the remote itself. Only on the hub.

I don't know if I should keep this now.

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