jay (support) wrote:
I bought a Pronto touch remote as soon as it came out - that was a huge waste of money for me because I had to look at it to use it.
Basically the same as a Marantz and I can tell you I rarely had to look at the screen. On the Apple TV too, I never look at the remote because of how it fits in my hand and the only touch part of it is navigation and that's easy to do eyes-free.
But then again I think you and I are in different places when it comes to our Home Automation needs. I like the simplicity (which is terribly complicated to achieve) of using my voice for 90% of what I need and screens for 10%. For me, if I want to do something with voice and cannot then I do something to fix it (i.e., writing plugins). But sometimes I like to look at a screen too, I could do a control page (and I think Room O Matic is still awesome) or I can look at a control page that I didn't have to build in HomeKit. Again, for me, it's easy. Like when I want to know the temperatures around the house, it's nice to see a screen where all that is right there - but I also have a voice command "Hey Siri, summarize house temperatures" and she tells me
This isn't so different to how I approach my businesses or even my home theater. I define what my personal or business ecosystem
is (by the way, I am writing a book about that topic right now, with another book planned right after as a twist on it) and then ask if whatever I'm thinking of doing fits and if it doesn't fit is there a way I can make it fit. And right there defines probably 95% of all plugins I write, trying to shoehorn something into my ecosystem.