We’re used to having remote controls that are either made of plastic or metal. Never has a remote been as attractive and classy as the Turn Touch. This compact, wooden remote control is multipurpose and has garnered so much attention that it reached almost twice its Kickstarter funding request.
Turn Touch is made from maple, mahogany and inlaid mother of pearl, making it look more like a tiny piece of furniture instead of a remote. It looks very simple with just 4 wooden buttons that can be programmed through an app on a Mac or iOS device. Connect it over WiFi and you can control the hue lights, smart lock and even music. A single button can be programmed to perform multiple tasks and it can do this simultaneously. For instance, you can turn down the volume of your music, dim your lights and lock your door all at the same time.
So how does one order a Turn Touch? Just pledge $59 on Kickstarter for the basic mahogany model but if you want an upgrade, you can get one that’s made from Paduak and Rosewood for $99 and up. There is also a 3-pack option with a custom inlay design for $499.
Turn Touch was invented by Sam Clay, the developer of the personal newsreader called NewsBlur. He wanted his remote to be small, elegant and functional so he doesn’t have to use his phone to control his smart home. As a result, he came up with a simple but elegant remote that fits in the palm of your hand and can very well be a conversation starter.