More buttons, more problems
I’m not sure who Sony is taking design cues from, but it sure ain’t Apple.
Given Apple’s success with the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, it almost seems that the popularity of 21st century electronics is inversely proportional to the number of buttons the device has on it.
But Sony’s recent “Google TV, Take 2” device goes in completely the opposite direction. Sony’s remote for the new device sports over 25 physical buttons on the front and sides, over 60 QWERTY-style keys on the back, *and* a frontside touchscreen to boot.
So, button lovers, rejoice! Your smart TV product is here.
(I wonder if Steve Jobs liked black mock turtlenecks so much because they, too, were buttonless…)