Caavo Remotes Review
I have never been this much eager to get a Caavo to review from the time I first saw it demoed in 2017 — it’s a next-generation universal remote system kind of a thing that will be using a machine vision to command all your TV devices in a simple, seamless mode.
Following a prolix improvement period, a fresh load of funding, and a few of some limited beta testing, the first 5,000 Caavo units go on sale today for $399.
Next, to practicing a review unit for a few days now, it is kind of evident that Caavo has one of the most interesting ideas about the prospect of remote controls anyone has had in years. It’s also very obvious that it’s complicated to the other level, an expensive approach that isn’t quite available yet.
In this paragraph we have mainly explained the fundamental distinction between Caavo and all the other universal remotes like the very famous Logitech Harmony series: the Caavo can see almost everything that’s coming up on your TV, and figure out what to do next based on what it sees.
The other common remotes are truly pretty stupid: they just fire off preplanned series of commands without knowing how to confirm if everything went well, and if everything works reasonable, you still have to find and play your shows on every device yourself.
The Caavo, in comparison to the other controllers, is like a little TV steward: you say “Watch The Handmaid’s Tale” and it reaches out to switch inputs to the device you like to watch Hulu on, beginning with the right episode, and hitting the play button.
You can actually watch it click on your various TV interfaces as it finds what you want; it’s pretty hot and exciting.
When you will be booting up your Caavo after all of these things, it will auto-detect all of the devices you are using and will run through some of the very elementary levels to validate that it can control them — and it practices a hell lot of techniques to command everything, from conventional old IR to network control to HDMI-CEC.
And guess what?
It can practice them all collectively: it might give a power-on signal over CEC, click and stick through the interface using IR, and then pass a deep link to an app using an API. It’s all very clever.