Roku is testing a chargeable distant management with customizable buttons
Many television remote controls do not have built-in batteries. Many of them use more traditional alkaline batteries that you may need to replace every year or so, which isn’t a bad thing. However, if you’d rather not deal with that hassle, then obviously built-in rechargeable batteries are the way to go.
For those who own Roku devices, it might be interesting to learn that Roku has apparently been sending test remotes to some of their customers, according to a post on Reddit. This new remote has a built-in battery that is not removable, but also rechargeable, much like controls like the Apple TV remote.
Based on the screenshot, it seems that some of the buttons on the remote can be customized to be linked to personal shortcuts. This means that you can program the remote control according to your needs and personal preferences. Oddly enough, this remote still uses micro-USB for charging instead of USB-C, but since these are apparently “test devices” it may be a temporary design.
There’s no word on when Roku will be releasing this remote to the masses, but if you’re a Roku user this may be something to look out for in the future.
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