remotes

The Xbox One Is Turning Your Phone Into The Only Remote You Need

If you have pay TV, the Xbox One’s TV-controlling powers are a great feature; having a list of just the channels you watch is how all cable-surfing should be. But you probably also have a DVR, and the Xbox One has been useless at controlling it. Until now.


Touch-Sensitive Buttons Will Let New TV Remotes Recognise Gestures

There’s all kinds of fancy touchscreen remotes available today, but when you’re absent-mindedly watching TV, physical buttons mean you don’t have to constantly look down to change the channel. That’s not to say that touchscreen capabilities like gestures aren’t handy, which is why Philips has developed a new kind of remote technology called RevoTouch that brings the best of both worlds.


There's Such A Thing As Remote-Controlled Dogs Now (Yes, Real Dogs)

So here’s a weird scenario: You’re sitting on your porch stuffing your face with cheesy grits and you can’t find your dog. You can’t yell at her because your mouth is full of grits, and you can’t get up because sitting on the porch is damn relaxing. What you need is a remote control. For your dog.


You'll Never Destroy This Heavy-Duty Remote In A Post-Sports Rage

Is there anything more infuriating than watching your favourite team lose while you’ve spent the past two hours shouting fantastic coaching advice at the screen? Taking your frustration out on your TV’s remote can help, particularly if it’s able to shrug off the abuse like this impressive heavy duty alternative you can build yourself.


Declutter Your Coffee Table And Control Your Lights With These Smart Remotes

Logitech has announced two new universal remote controls to tidy up your cluttered coffee table. They can also control your lights and even make use of Wi-Fi. Take that, poor range.


5 Apps To Turn Your Phone Into A Universal Remote

Controlling your home theatre system used to be easy — you simply told your kid to turn the knob. But today’s home theatre packed with feature-rich TVs, cable boxes, AV receivers and streaming boxes — and all demanding their own remotes — there’s no way the little guy can keep up. It’s time to replace your pile of remotes with an app that does everything they can do and more.


An Infrared TV Which Uses Remote Controls As Pixels

Forget 4K displays. Artist Chris Shen has different ideas about how a TV should look — so he built a display from 625 linked remote controls to produce images using their infrared bulbs.


Point And Laugh With LG's Magic Remote

This isn’t Christmas 2012′s hottest sex toy. It’s LG’s revised Magic Remote, the new way to turn the act of changing channels into a never-ending loop of frustration.


This Complicated Remote Brings Back Terrible Memories

There’s no definitive proof that the creators of this incredibly complicated button-laden remote drew their inspiration from Nokia’s ill-fated N-Gage gaming phone, but there are enough similarities to spark some uncomfortable flashbacks. The Fly Mouse is designed to replace your mouse, keyboard, and TV remote with an all-in-one radial spiral of buttons that will have even the most adept touch typist hunting and pecking again.


New Logitech Harmony Touch: Say Goodbye To Buttons

It’s taken forever and a half for Logitech to introduce a new universal remote — but they finally have. Meet the Logitech Harmony Touch, a new universal remote that changes the Harmony button layout and replaces most of its actions with a touchscreen.