It’s very easy indeed to end up with a sofa arm littered with button-clad boxes. But while after-market multi-device controllers exist, Samsung plans to solve the problem straight out of the box with its new smart TV remotes.
If you have cable, 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 if you have cable, you probably also have a DVR, and the Xbox One has been useless at controlling it. Until now.
Apple has already stopped calling Apple TV a "hobby." It's too important now to the company's future, and too successful in its own right. But the thing that pushes Apple TV into your living room won't be any one box redesign or killer app. It'll be the remote.
DVRs have made all our lives better, that's a verifiable fact. But fast forwarding through our DVRs is an inexact science, sometimes we skip too far and have to slowly rewind with awkward button combinations. Other times we're too fearful of faster forwarding that we cut it off with too much left to go. No worries.…
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 …
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.
Controlling your home theater system used to be easy—you simply told your kid to turn the knob and presto, Honeymooners. But today's home theater 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. Instead, replace…
Keypads are quickly becoming a legacy techonology thanks to a collaboration between LG and Google TV. The company announced today that it is expanding Google TV functionality to seven of its 2013 models.
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…
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.
At some point in your life you're going to reach the stage where A) you can't stand to listen to the horrible drivel and jingles spewed forth by TV commercials and B) your failing eyesight and dexterity will make it nigh impossible to find the mute button on your remote before your show returns. So the Smash Mute…
Seriously, I've used 'em all and nothing short of megabuck custom-install jobs ever works right all the time. You guys?
iRobot's line of autonomous vacuums already cater to those who'd rather be doing anything other than pushing a vacuum around. But the company's newest model, the 790, includes a wireless command center so you don't even need to get up to control or schedule Roomba's routine.
Apple's wireless Bluetooth keyboard plays wonderfully with all of the company's hardware, from laptops to iOS devices. But for whatever reason, Apple has limited its lovely aluminum remote to IR, so it won't work with your iPhone or iPad. So Satechi has stepped in to save the lazy day.
We're all still pretty shook up at the passing of Eugene J. Polley, the inventor of one of the most important devices in the past 50 years: the wireless TV remote.
T-Pain just got a new gadget, and he's ready to masturbate with it.
There's a new weapon in the war for television supremacy, and with a range of 400 feet, the Ninja Remote promises to confuse, befuddle, and enrage TV junkies from a safe distance that won't get you immediately beat up.
We take remote controls for granted. For most of us, they've existed from the day they were born. We knew how to use them before we could even begin to fathom how they work. But really, they're magnificent devices.