As the title says perfectly how there is a perfect smart home controller available but maybe you won’t be able to buy it. Introducing you to “The Ava Remote”. Your whole house can be controlled with just one app. But, of course, you have to pay a lot for this luxury.
You can see how close to perfect this smart home controller looks with a sleek touch screen, bodied with a smooth anodized aluminum with a tiny bezel, and a nice pad to rest your thumb on. The fusion of an iPhone and a Logitech Harmony remote would look like The Ava Remote. The Ava Remote’s price is $1,300 and it is only available through custom integrators. It also lacks physical buttons which makes it not good fit for any AV remote. Ava being the first ever Google Certified remote control means it runs the Google Play store. This enables you to download any app directly to the device. Nevertheless, it is not a personal device like your smartphone. The Ava can work with any ecosystem having a compatible app in the Google Play store:: Crestron, Roon, and other custom integrator apps, but also Google Home, Philips Hue, Lutron, Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music, just to name a few. (It’s not currently compatible with Control4).
The Ava Remote is made by a Swiss- American manufacturer. If we talk about it audio and streaming and home control, the Ava Remote 2,200mAh battery is supposed to last up to six days on one charge. It also includes a USB-C-powered magnetic charging stand which is designed for one-handed use.
In case you want it to control just your Google Home or your Philips Hue lights, it can be locked to one app. (It works
with the Google Play store, so it’s not going to be an Apple Home controller, but it does work for Apple Music).
The Ava Remote also features a built-in microphone and speaker for voice control with your voice assistant. It can also work as an intercom between rooms. Fortunately, it doesn’t include a lock screen so you can just pick it and start using it. It can handle running multiple apps smoothly with a quad-core, 2 GHz processor running a feature your smart personal devices are not able to catch up with.