SideShow-compatible Ricavision Remote unboxed and roughly fingered

Apr 13, 2007
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Louis over at Gizmodo has managed to acquire (likely through sexual favours) one of Ricavision's new Vista SideShow Remotes, a fugly handy way to interact with your media PC thanks to the latest OS' support for dinky supplementary displays.  Hooking up via Bluetooth or IR, it has a 2.5-inch QVGA display to show everything from mp3 details, TV scheduling and photos to your latest emails and RSS content.

Ricavision Vista Remote

No review yet, but some initial feedback from a few hours use: despite the less-than-stellar looking metal-effect plastic, it actually manages to feel pretty solid in the hand.  Well, all except for the slide-out numeric keypad which is as flimsy as your girlfriend's excuse that "it happens to all guys at one time or another". 

Ricavision Vista SideShow Remote

Ricavision SideShow Remote: First Unboxing and Grope [Gizmodo]


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