On May 21st a project called Sideclick finished its Kickstarter campaign with $100,000 in funding, the problem was that they were actually looking for $150,000 in funding and such they finished their campaign unsuccessfully. That campaign is now back on the crowd-funding website but this time they are looking for a more reasonable $80,000.
In case you didn’t see Sideclick’s previous campaign, Sideclick is basically a companion for your media streaming remotes that wants to add more controls to your remote, providing more functions.
This means that rather than having to manage more than one remote control, you can simply add Sideclick to control other devices, with support for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Nexus Player and Apple TV remotes and support for controlling something like a TV or sound equipment alongside your streaming device.
Here’s their description of Sideclick:
None of the popular streaming remotes have the ability to power on and off your TV or control volume. A 2nd or sometimes 3rd remote is always needed. Sideclick is a universal remote attachment that snaps onto your streaming remote, allowing you to control the basic functions of your TV and your streaming device all-in-one.
Sideclick uses infrared learning technology to program each button. Programming is as easy as pointing your device’s remote at Sideclick and pressing a few buttons. The entire process takes less than a minute. Any device using IR technology can be programmed as a button on Sideclick. So say you want to use the POWER button to power on and off your TV but you want to program Sideclick’s volume controls to work your sound bar or receiver, you can easily do so.
You can find out more about Sideclick at the source link below, they are looking for $80,000 in funding, to get to which they are offering backers who back from $18 or more a Sideclick device.