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Nanoleaf, the company behind the popular HomeKit-enabled Nanoleaf Light Panels (formerly called the Aurora), today announced the upcoming launch of the Nanoleaf Remote.

The Nanoleaf Remote, priced at $49.99, is a neat-looking dodecahedron-shaped device that's designed to let you change your HomeKit scenes and dim the lights just by manipulating the remote.

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There are 12 sides to the Nanoleaf Remote, each of which can be set to a different HomeKit scene. You can choose lighting scenes that are for the Nanoleaf Light Panels, or more complex scenes that incorporate multiple HomeKit products.

While designed to work with the Nanoleaf Light Panels, the Bluetooth-enabled Remote is a standalone device that works with any HomeKit setup so long as you have a Home Hub, aka a Nanoleaf Rhythm module, an Apple TV, or an iPad. Android users will need the Rhythm module for the Remote to work.

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Nanoleaf plans to launch the Remote in the spring of 2018, but it will be shown off at CES. Nanoleaf will also be demonstrating Light Panels in new shapes at CES, prior to a launch later in 2018.

Nanoleaf's existing Light Panels with Rhythm module can be purchased from the Nanoleaf website for $230.

Article Link: CES 2018: Nanoleaf Debuts New $49 HomeKit-Enabled Remote for Controlling Nanoleaf Light Panels
 

xizdun

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Nov 13, 2011
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I own Nanoleaf's 12x Light Panels (Rhythm Edition), but this Remote thing is rubbish. How is one supposed to remember which of the 12 sides corresponds to what scene/action?

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AfzalivE

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What kind of hot garbage is this? All they had to do was put a microphone array in there instead of a giant dodecahedron.
 

H.E. Pennypacker

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With all due respect who actually buys this type of product? It’s cheesy and looks like something you would find in a single 20 year old guys apartment. Not to mention the hanging wire for the power takes away any positive aesthetics it might have. Is that the demographic for this product?
 

tubular

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I’m a lot of things but in my 20s is not one of them. I’ve got Aurora lighting panels and love them. It doesn’t seem at all out of place to control them with a giant d12. So, yeah, sign me up (as soon as the HomePod comes out so I can use it as my HomeKit hub.)
 
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Relentless Power

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Perhaps I need to see how this actually is demonstrated in person, but this seems like it would be highly confusing.
 

dancefreak

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I’m a lot of things but in my 20s is not one of them. I’ve got Aurora lighting panels and love them. It doesn’t seem at all out of place to control them with a giant d12. So, yeah, sign me up (as soon as the HomePod comes out so I can use it as my HomeKit hub.)

Age 41 and my wife and I love our Aurora and will probably pick up this remote as well. I think it looks fun.
 
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jugih

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Immediately started to looking for that little rectangular where I could fly my Asp into ;)
 
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