There’s something about NuVo’s new controller that makes us think about the iPod. Maybe it’s the metadata, maybe it’s the clickwheel.
However, the Wireless Control Pad packs more than your on-the-go music and videos. It offers those with the Grand Concerto and Essentia E6G multi-room audio systems a new control, as well as a way to add in music from any iPod, PC, music server, satellite radio, and more.
The handheld features a 1.6-inch OLED in a remote about the size of a smartphone. The size makes it easy to take anywhere in the house, and select music or sources for the whole house. That’s a nice feature for accessing music in the backyard or other area where you don’t want to put an in-wall touchpanel. Of course, you can also add plenty of Wireless Control Pads into the system; each one coordinates with one Network Coorindator, which is included. The system also includes a tabletop docking station.
NuVo hasn’t announced pricing, but you can expect to see the Wireless Control Pad pop up towards the end of this year 2008.