DISH NetworkCorp. on July 14 launched a remote with voice recognition, atouchpad and backlighting, for its set-top boxes.
Voice Remote is available for $30 for Hopper 3 and 4K Joey set-topbox users. The remote can be used with up to two devices.
Voice Remote uses voice commands for basic functions likechanging channels and recording. It has two touchpad modes, with the defaultdisplaying a blank touchpad that allows for navigation tasks, and the numericmode that lights up a keypad.