Imagine, instead of holding a remote control to surf channels, you have a set of beads. Each bead is embedded with a different set of instructions for controlling your TV. The concept is called Remobeads and its designed by Dima Komissarov. As you can see, it would certainly look better in the living room than all those nasty black remotes. All you have to do is slightly press the bead to change a channel, and you can even add sound (though I'm not sure why in God's name you'd want to do that). Anyhow, think of all the nifty things you could do with these beads, and please, for the sake of all things holy, get your mind out of the gutter. These things go on the coffee table!
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