Gesture control isn’t new (Kinect probably does it best), so it all comes down to the details of the finished product. And based on the Amazon reviews OneCue runs into all the usual problems. It’s overly sensitive and so you keep setting it off when you didn’t mean to.
- Too sensitive to finger movement. I wish there was a sensitivity control in the app.
- Sometimes would misread a movement as a repeat press of the same button, and the menu would jump all the way up, or the volume would go all the way down (thankfully it didn’t happen with volume up). It isn’t physically possible for a person to make the the pinch gesture 10-15 times in two seconds.
- If you enjoy having your food while watching TV, or let your kids have meals in front of it, it will keep muting, thinking you are attempting to do the Shhh gesture.
- Young children. My kids are 4 and 5.5, and they move a lot. It drives the Singlecue crazy, and them too because their movement triggers actions that either stop their movies or mute the tv.
Devices like this are typically really fun to play with for a few minutes but people end up not using them over time because they’re just so much work to get exactly right.
Good for gaming when what you’re doing is playing that game. Not good for typical television watching which is a mixed Mode where you’re also doing other things.