Kiss me, Samsung — all remotes should be solar-powered


Consider this an open invite to the entirety of Samsung’s 287,000-ish workfroce to come visit me in Amsterdam for a hot and heavy make out session — because solar-powered remote controls are My Shit™.

Because you may care about “details” and say things like “what the hell are you talking about,” here’s the actual news. Samsung’s 2021 range of 4K and 8K QLED will come with something it calls a “Solar Cell Remote Control.”

Try and guess what it is. I dare you.

On the front, the periphial itself is pretty much what you’d expect: a Samsung remote. But the magic happens on the back: a selection of solar cells that can charge the device. It looks like this: