“Where’s the darn remote!“
(of course, nobody really says darn anymore, but we’re keeping this PG-13).
Ah, Netflix. Our reliable companion as far as boredom curer, bring-a-“friend”-home-excuse maker, and visual entertainment goes. If you’re an active subscriber, then you know what it’s like to take your shoes off, sit back and relax, with some quality movie or tv show.
However, there comes a time (every time) in our lives where we don’t know what to watch or our current selection isn’t appealing enough… BUT THE REMOTE IS TOO FAR AWAY. Yes we are in 2017 and go fitness and go productivity, but let’s be real for a second: we are way too comfortable to move.
Every so often, Netflix hosts their very known “Hack Day”, at the headquarters. As explained on their website, this is an opportunity for their product development team to collaborate with new people and take a break from work, by experimenting and creating new technology. From product improvement to internal tools for the ease of mind, Hack Day has seen it all. Fortunately, this 24-hours-worth-of-Hack-Day have produced something we all will want to use.
With MindFlix you essentially control everything with your head ..(literally). The device is some sort of head band which you put on your forehead. Say you open Netflix on your Smart TV or whatnot, with the band, your head movements act as a remote control. Tilt your head to the left, your selection goes to the left. Tilt your head to the right, your selection goes to the right. Look up? You guessed it! Your selection goes up.
Now this is our favourite part: what happens when you want to select your option? Do you have to press a button, completely wasting the idea of a mind(head)-controlling device!? NO!
Apparently you simply have to think … “play”. That’s it. That’s all it really is. Think “play” and your selection will be selected (ha!). Although this does seem a bit too advanced to be true (the thinking “play” part), we at IFLSG think that it’s really just your head moving a little forward when you think “play” that does the trick. Check it!
We aren’t sure when mass production of this actually starts, nor distribution for that matter, but we’re sure it will make a great addition to your constant Netflix needs.