Sideclick is a KickStarter project which set out to simplify your remote clutter by attaching a column of universally programmable buttons to the side of your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick remote. The project failed to meet its funding goal, but its creators vowed to learn from their mistakes and relaunch the project in the future with an improved design. The husband and wife team behind the project have just announced that they’ll be ready to relaunch the campaign within the next 2 weeks.
The new Sideclick redesign separates the column of programmable buttons and the remote-attachment clip mechanism into two parts which lock together. This allows Sideclick to support additional devices at launch since producing numerous unique clips is more feasible than producing a complete Sideclick for each supported remote. In addition to working with the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, the redesign has added support for all 2014/2015 Roku remotes as well the Nexus Player remote.
The new design also includes 2 more programmable buttons than the previous design, bringing the total number of programmable buttons up to 8. The new campaign is expected to launch with more early bird options, allowing more backers to purchase Sideclicks at a discounted price. I’ll be sure to post when the new campaign goes live.