NEEO, the Thinking Remote, Launches on Kickstarter

January 14, 2015

4:30 pm

Imagine controlling your home devices using your mind. We may not be quiet there yet, but this California-based startup is getting close to it.  NEEO has recently launched a smart system that enables you to take control of all the devices in your home from one place. No more switching from one remote to another or from one app to another; NEEO recognizes your movements, and displays your favorites, playlists, films, or any other content instantly. They are looking to raise 50K on Kickstarter by February.

There are two parts to NEEO; the brain and remote. The brain communicates with your devices and the remote recognizes your touch and instantly displays your favorite media and settings. Unlike other smart home systems, the NEEO brain features antennae to support the seven major home automation standards. There are tens of thousands of devices in the unique database that NEEO has built from scratch. This allows full control for Apple TV, Sonos, Nest, HUE and many other devices, dating back over the past 10 years, right out of the box.

“Average remotes are inconvenient especially when you have one for every device and we have seen little innovation in that field in the past decades. We created NEEO so you can control all your devices instantly and with minimum effort so you’re not jumping from remote to remote or app to app,” explains Raphael Oberholzer, CEO and Co-founder of NEEO.

You know what this means right? In no time, we will be able to do this:


And what’s best is that due to its unique low-power hardware design, NEEO runs for months without a charge; and it will never get lost thanks to the SOS function, that is activated with your smartphone. Early bird pledge levels starting from $199.



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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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