Savant Now Shipping Direct-to-Consumer Remote Control Savant has begun shipping the Savant Remote, which is the first product in what it said will be a full line of direct-to-consumer products.RS Staff ⋅ Jul 11, 2016 The newly available Savant Remote Savant has begun shipping the Savant Remote, which is the first product in what it said will be a full line of direct-to-consumer products. The Savant Remote is a universal remote with basic home automation features meant to simplify the entertainment experience by letting consumers control devices such as cable boxes, Apple TV, Sonos, Roku, and lighting, from a single device. By bringing the company’s technology and premium experiences to a broader market for the first time, Savant hopes to offer consumers an introduction to the elevated smart home experience for a fraction of the price. The Savant Host “For over 10 years, through our Savant Pro product line and elite Pro Integrators, we’ve given the world’s most discerning homeowners the ability to have everything in their homes just the way they like it,” said William Lynch, CEO of Savant. “With our new, more affordable Savant product line, we’re bringing the award-winning Savant experience to everyone. We’ve designed our products to be easy for anyone to set up and use, work with the technology you already own, and grow with your needs. As we add new services beyond entertainment and lighting, people will be able to enjoy their home in even more ways.” Designed in collaboration with San Francisco design studio Ammunition, led by industrial designer Robert Brunner, the Savant Remote addresses the major sources of frustration with traditional and universal remotes, controlling more than 380,000 of today’s most popular entertainment devices, as well as lighting. Using voice control or a touchscreen, users can switch between favorite channels, services (cable, DirecTV, Sonos, Apple TV, Bluray, etc.) or activate their Savant Scenes. The remote also offers customization for users, providing personalized profiles so friends and family can access their own favorite channels or scenes with a tap or voice command. For the first time, users can capture scenes right from the remote, giving them the ability to capture a mood they can recall at any time, like “Relax,” which could instantly dim the lights and cue up a mellow playlist. Savant Lamp Control delivers fully controllable lighting and dimming capabilities, allowing users to combine lighting and entertainment to set the mood instantly. The Savant App pairs with the Remote to control scenes, services, and settings from anywhere. It also features Savant Instant setup, a guide that quickly walks consumers through the setup process—helping them connect their entertainment devices without needing to know model types and numbers. A Savant Lamp Controller The new Savant consumer product line is available for purchase at Best Buy’s Magnolia Design Centers and Magnolia Home Theater stores, as well as on BestBuy.com, with the support of Geek Squad services nationwide. The Remote will also be available through Savant’s nationwide network of authorized Savant dealers. On Savant.com, customers receive free direct shipping anywhere in the U.S. The Remote is available as a part of a $499 entertainment package that also includes the Savant Host and Blaster. The Host enables wireless communication among devices, while the Blaster lets homeowners control devices in closed cabinets and outside the line of sight of the Remote. Savant Lamp Controllers are sold separately for $99 each. The Savant Pro product line, offering premium control and automation, will continue to be offered exclusively through Savant Pro Authorized Integrators and Magnolia Design Centers.