The Dailytech have details of some new and very cool "SideShow" remotes for use with Windows Vista Media Center.
SideShow is a new feature of Windows Vista that allows small bits of PC-based data to be displayed on and controlled through auxiliary displays like remote controls and digital picture frames. To use SideShow, users need not boot up the PC. Furthermore users can enjoy SideShow without hijacking the computer desktop.
When we last touched on the topic of Windows SideShow, Asustek was showing off its W5Fe "dual-screen" notebook. In addition to the traditional 12.1" screen for typical everyday use, the notebook also features a second LCD display on the LCD cover to access information like calendar data, emails, music and pictures. All of this can be done without actually booting up the laptop which saves battery power.
It looks as though more companies are jumping onto the SideShow bandwagon and two new Windows Vista Media Center remotes have been announced which take advantage of the technology.