Griffin Beacon Universal Remote: Hey This iPhone Universal Remote…

Remotes are stupid. Stupid stupid and/or stupid expensive. So why bother dealing with stupidity when you already have the perfect device to control your system: an iPhone. See, smartphones are not stupid. With the Griffin Beacon, you can control everything with your phone. » 7/29/11 2:00pm 7/29/11 2:00pm

Will Griffin's Beacon iPhone Universal Remote Be the First to Not Suck?

Griffin, maker of a ton of Apple accessories, just released a universal remote system for iOS devices. It's not the first iOS remote around, but we're hoping it can be the first to not suck. » 6/15/11 7:12pm 6/15/11 7:12pm

Why An Android-Powered Universal Remote? Games, Of Course!

Could anything be better than lazing around on your couch with your universal remote? How about playing Fruit Ninja on it during commercials? Conspin's Andi-One is the first universal remote to run Android 2.1—and any of its 100,000 apps—right on your controller. » 4/12/11 10:00pm 4/12/11 10:00pm

Now Your iPhone Can Be the Universal Remote it Always Wanted to Be…

Peel is trying to change the way you channel surf, by sidestepping the concept of channels altogether. How are they accomplishing that feat? By releasing an iPhone app/hardware accessory combo that turns the smartphone into a universal remote. » 12/08/10 9:00am 12/08/10 9:00am

Logitech's Harmony 300 Universal Remote Swings In At Under $50

No longer will you be forced to pay out $100 for a quality universal remote. Reign control over your lounge room with your very own remote—without it costing an arm and a leg. » 3/31/10 4:57am 3/31/10 4:57am

Kymera Magic Wand Universal Remote Will End Dates, Quickly

You finally get the girl of your dreams back to your pad for that pivotal homemade dinner and a DVD date. Score! Dinner goes great. Then, you whip out this wand to start things up. Virginum foreverum!* And... she's gone. » 9/13/09 4:00pm 9/13/09 4:00pm

Monster MCC AV50 Home Theater Controller, Or Star Trek Were Gene…

There's something vaguely reminiscent of vintage sci fi in this new remote from Monster, but there's not nearly enough of that something to make the design palatable in any way. » 6/11/09 9:02am 6/11/09 9:02am

Control-A-Cat Remote Only Makes Cats More Frustrating

Dear Manufacturer: As the owner of two dumb felines, I was pleased when you introduced the 21-button Control-A-Cat remote with "meow" and "catch mice" functionality. But certain buttons on my unit don't seem to work. » 2/18/09 8:00pm 2/18/09 8:00pm

Logitech Harmony 1100 Goes on Sale for $500

We first told you about the Logitech's flagship Harmony 1100 touchscreen universal remote last month at CES, and now it's available at retailers right on schedule. » 2/06/09 9:30am 2/06/09 9:30am

Logitech Harmony One IR Remote Is Easy-Grip Capacitive-Touch Couch Buddy

Logitech's first new universal remote in a year, the $250 Harmony One, marries the sleek handheld grippiness of its skinnier Harmony models with the power of its $500 bad-ass, the Harmony 1000.

The Goods: The capacitive-touch 2.2" color screen is designed to respond quickly and accurately to your taps, while the… » 1/05/08 4:00pm 1/05/08 4:00pm

Sony Rolls Out Three Universal Remote Styles

Sony's making it look like it's fishing for buyers of remote controls, rolling out three different form factors of its latest universal remotes on the same day. There's the RM-PZ1FD, that earthy colored wide remote for those who like to keep the control on the arm of a chair or use it like a laptop; there's the slim… » 8/20/07 1:30pm 8/20/07 1:30pm

Universal Remote Control's MX-980 Has Custom Graphics, 320x240 Screen,…

The latest in Universal Remote Control's line of (you guessed it) remote controls is the MX-980. It's got a 320x240 LCD that supports custom images (BMP/JPG/PNG/GIF/Animated GIF) to represent devices, as well as RF, an on-board speaker, MSC-400 Master System Controller integration, RS232 and relay controls, a… » 8/06/07 5:42pm 8/06/07 5:42pm

Star Trek Phaser Remote Looks Stunning, Set to Kill

Now you can annoy everyone around you with your Trekkie tendencies, aiming this near-exact replica of the Star Trek original series phaser at your TV set. It's a remote control that not only looks just like the original prop, but Paramount Pictures also licensed all the original sound effects that you can activate by… » 3/01/07 2:15pm 3/01/07 2:15pm

Logitech Harmony 670 Mid-Range Universal Remote

Packed with more buttons than a Civil War-era army uniform, the Logitech Harmony 670 is a mid-range universal remote that offers most of the functionality but less extras than its big brothers in the Harmony line. » 10/10/06 5:00pm 10/10/06 5:00pm