WACI-PAD is keypad with morphed buttons

Waci Pad Dynamic Screen IP Wall Switches

WACI-PAD is a keypad with very interesting functions. Each button of it is a small OLED display which can show different icons and initiates different action according to pressed button. The keypad is fit in a single gang electrical box and provides a comfortable user interface. It’s based on 250 MIPs processor, has IR transmitter, RS-232 and Ethernet port to communicates with controlled devices and built-in web server to configure the keypad. Also the WACI-PAD has ability to upgrade its functionality using new new firmware.

As you may see the WACI-PAD can be use as an interface and control system with simple and limited functions of course. But it seems that integration with whole house control system will be difficult a bit.

There is no any word about price and availability of WACI-PAD.

[via AutomatedHome]

PS3 3in1 Wireless keyboard controller remote

PS3 3in1 Wireless keyboard controller remote

There is a very interesting concept of remote control for the Sony PS3 in the Superufo.com. The PS3 3in1 Wireless keyboard controller remote contains not only buttons typical for ordinary remotes. It has slide keyboard. So, when you need to type something it’ll be much easier then using separate real or virtual keyboard. That remote is just $28.52 which is even less then costs of ordinary remote control.

I’d like to have such device near my HTPC. It’s very useful to have keyboard when you need it and do not use separate one. Even extremely compact.