Only remotely in control

I've been thinking about this before, but something happened today that made me wonder more about it.

Remote controls.

They more or less do the same things, have the same buttons etc. But that's as far as it goes when it comes to likeness. Every make and every model is different, both in the colours and design, but also, and most importantly, in the way the buttons are placed.

Now, I don't really care what a remote control looks like, what I do care about is how it balances in my hand. And I tend to like the controls best where the main buttons (channel and volume up and down) are in the middle of the control. cause that way I can hold most of the control in my hand, but at the same time comfortably reach the main buttons.

I don't like when those buttons are at the end nearest to me, cause then I can't hold it properly and operate the buttons. If the buttons are at the far end, that's also annoying, because the back end seems to 'dip' and that makes it uncomfortable to hold and operate with one hand.

Am I the only one?? Surely not!

Thursday, November 17, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 1:08 PM