Remote Control

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We have an Apple TV, and we love watching programming with it.   In keeping with the Apple design ethic, the device and its remote are both sleek and minimal.  Despite only having two buttons and a 5-way navigation control, the remote works well for selecting and controlling programming - until you need to enter [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
selfy-phone-case-2

iLuv has created a new product category called "PROTECHnology by combining outstanding protection with intuitive technology."  These Selfy cases not only protect your phone with a dual layer of shock-absorbing TPU and impact-resistant polycarbonate, but they incorporate a wireless remote control for the camera's phone.  You'll be able to take pictures and videos with you [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
eblue-webtv1

The E-Blue Web@TV Wireless Keyboard Touchpad with Remote Control from Brando is a handheld remote for your computer that has every feature you could ever want in a remote. It supports Windows 8, Android, Mac, and PlayStation 3, allowing you to surf the web from your couch on your big screen TV or control a [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, News
sphero2

Last Winter Dave and his son (AKA The Gadgeteer Kid) reviewed the Sphero ball, which they found fun to play with, but were not convinced that it was worth the $130 price tag. A new version of this remote controlled toy has just been announced - the Sphero 2.0. What's different? It's now 2x faster [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News
nanoblimp

If remote controlled helicopters, planes and cars no longer give you a thrill, you should check out the NanoBlimp from Plantraco. This tiny blimp kit comes with a standard party balloon and a gondola that has 3 motors/propellers that you can control for navigation. Also included is a two-stick proportional transmitter/charger and 10 latex balloons. [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News
Desk Pet TankBot

One of my all-time favorite adult toys is the Plantraco Desktop Rover (I have the 'pre-laser tag' version, and sadly, they do not seem to sell this anymore. I liked it because it was a device I could play with on a desktop (hence the clever name) and imagine it being a Mars rover, or [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews

One of the common challenges in the living room is to find the remote control. What if we could use our hands to control the TV, then we would always have a remote control in hand. This is the technology that PrimeSense is trying to drive. We know PrimeSense as the technology behind Xbox Kinect. [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News

Kymera Magic Wand Review

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  Since becoming part of team here at The-Gadgeeter, I've had the chance to review some fantastic gadgets.  However, this has to be one of the coolest gadgets I've ever had the privilege of reviewing. It's called the Kymera Magic Wand, from The Wand Company, which is a true work of art.  Not only does it look [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
pillow-remote

We've seen TV remote controls with touch screens, voice control, and shaped like a magic wand, but I don't think we've ever seen a remote control in a pillow before. The Pillow Remote Control from Brookstone is a soft Brown sofa pillow that can control up to 6 different home theater devices. It has easy [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
skitterbot

I had the opportunity to see the Skitterbot in action last February when I attended the International Toy Fair in NYC. The Skitterbot is a small bug shaped robot that is crazy fast. It can travel at one foot per second. You can control the Skitterbot with the 5 function remote that includes controls for [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Another Potential iRemote?

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Though no official word has been made, FCC filings were recently unveiled, illustrating another potential remote control replacement for the iPhone or iPod touch. Startup company, Zelfy, filed plans for a product called "Peel."  Images show a small IR port that connects to your wireless router.  After downloading the "Peel" app to either your iPhone [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
voomote1

Do you subscribe to the philosophy of one device to rule them all? Would you use your iPhone to control your home theater equipment? Zero1.tv is hoping that you think that way and will consider purchasing their soon to be released VooMote ONE. The VooMote ONE is a sled type dock that accommodates any generation [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
logitech-harmony-900-5

This past holiday season, my wife and I remodeled our basement putting in a relatively nice media room with fancy in-the-wall speakers, A/V receiver, big LCD TV, Blu-ray player, AppleTV, and Nintendo Wii. All of those components having their own remote which adds up to a fair amount of juggling just to do something as [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews

RC Cooler Review

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You ever wanted an ice-cold beverage but were sitting too comfortably to get up to quench your thirst?  This gadget might be the tool that solves just such a dilemma.  The RC Cooler InteractiveToy Concepts is a remote-controlled cooler.  You might recall that Julie posted a comment on the site about this on 3-Dec-2009. Let's check [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
ipod-voice-remote

Hammacher Schlemmer has a voice-activated remote control for many versions of the iPod.  The 1.5 X 1.5 X 0.5 inch device plugs into the dock connector of  the 1st and 2nd generation touch, 2-4 generation Nano, and many other iPods.  (Check Hammacher Schlemmer for a complete listing of compatible iPods.)  Clip the remote to your [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
yamaha-neohd

How many remote controls do you have for all of your home theater equipment? Do you know how to use all of them? If you're reading this site, then you probably do ;) But does everyone in your family know how to use them? Do you often hear someone from the living room asking you [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear
spitfire

Remember the tiny Carbon Butterfly R/C plane from Plantraco that I reviewed two years ago? Now they are offering a 1:72nd scale Spitfire radio controlled airplane that has a wingspan of only 6 inches. Too cool!

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Posted in: Geek Toys

Product Requirements: Up to four home theater components, including: Cable (S/A Explorer and other Cable boxes) or Satellite, TV or TV/VCR , VCR or DVD and Audio equipments, and two AA batteries Is your coffee table starting to look like a wasteland of remote controls? Or perhaps your TV remote has been dropped one to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear

Product Requirements: Device: Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP 1 free USB port Do you feel lost without a remote in your hand? If there was an Olympic event for button pushing, would you win the gold medal? Same here! I'm constantly switching songs on my stereo and have wondered what it might [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear

Product Requirements: Device: PC with a free serial / COM port Have you ever had the desire to control your WinAmp media player software with an IR remote control like you do your stereo or television? The WinAmp Remote Control from TekGems will allow you to do just that. The WinAmp Remote is actually a [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear