Google Glass is great, and it’s coming out early next year, but one group of folks thinks those interested in it shouldn’t have to be confined to using voice commands or the on-board touch pad for navigating the UI. That’s where Remotte comes in, the next Kickstarter hopeful that looks to be gaining a decent amount of steam.
Remotte is a wireless touchpad that interfaces with Google Glass and allows you to do everything your on-board touch pad can do, and more. It uses a variety of touch and ambient sensors to do all the dirty work, and gives you a multitude of gestures you can use for selecting items in the UI and navigating around.
Remotte isn’t just a Google Glass affair — the developers are working to make it compatible with as many popular computing products that they can, such as laptops, phones and tablets. Remotte won’t just be an idle aide to the Google Glass experience, either. The developers are looking to create robust APIs for both Android and iOS so developers can integrate Remotte functionality into all their apps.
The folks behind Remotte are looking for about $70,000, and are sitting at around $12,000 as of the time of this writing. They have 25 days to get the rest, so if you’re liking what you see here and want to stake your claim to one of your own, be sure to head to Kickstarter and pledge some dollars (where you’ll also find more of the gritty details on the how, the why, and all that other good stuff). Check it out in the video above.