Google offers to purchase this remote separately in its Google Store for $ 20
The Chromecast with Google TV set-top box was announced a month and a half ago and is offered in the US for $ 50. The device comes complete with a new remote control.
Google Reveals Interesting Remote Feature for Chromecast with Google TV
Now Google offers to purchase this remote control separately for $ 20 in its Google Store. Batteries are included in the package.
There is an important feature in the description of the remote control that Google has not mentioned before. This remote, which supports voice search for information, also contains an accelerometer.
The accelerometer detects the position of the device in space, so smartphones, for example, can tell if you’re holding it in landscape or portrait orientation. According to one version, the Chromecast with Google TV remote control will be able to detect when it has been picked up and, possibly, can wake up the TV if it is in splash mode.
The remote also has an IR sensor, so you can use it to control your TV, soundbar or receiver. It connects via Bluetooth and weighs 63 grams.