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A 12-sided HomeKit remote? Sure, why not.

Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge:

In one of CES’s stranger announcements, Nanoleaf has introduced what’s essentially a giant 12-sided die that controls your home. You just set the die down, and it’ll set your smart home gadgets to some predetermined configuration.

I love this product announcement. It is quintessentially CES. It’s kind of baffling, not actually shipping, and yet brilliant and cool in some ways. I think the general idea of using the positions of real-world objects to control devices has some merit, even though this one is kind of bananas.