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The Sphero remote controlled robot ball gets an update

on Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

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 Read More…

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NanoBlimp takes your RC skills to the next level

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

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. Read More…

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Desk Pets Tankbot Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews

Using your hands to control the TV

By: I Yarom
on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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. Read More…

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Kymera Magic Wand Review

on Friday, December 17th, 2010
Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews

  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 Read More…

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Control your TV with a Pillow

on Saturday, November 6th, 2010

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 Read More…

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Skitterbot – A Bug You Won’t Want to Squash

on Friday, September 24th, 2010
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

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 Read More…

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Another Potential iRemote?

By: Griffin Peyton
on Friday, September 10th, 2010

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 Read More…

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VooMote ONE – Universal Remote for the iPhone and Touch

on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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 Read More…

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Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote Review

on Monday, January 25th, 2010

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 Read More…

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RC Cooler Review

By: Ryan Preston
on Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

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 Read More…

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Control Your iPod with Your Voice

on Monday, December 28th, 2009

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 Read More…

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One remote to rule them all – YAMAHA neoHD

on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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 what Read More…

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Spotlight Gadget – World’s Smallest Warbird

on Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys

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!

Pogo! Products VRC-400 Universal Remote Control Review

on Friday, December 12th, 2003

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 Read More…

Streamzap PC Remote Review

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2003
Posted in: Computer 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 Read More…

WinAmp Remote Control Review

on Tuesday, January 21st, 2003
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 Read More…

Keyspan Digital Media Remote Review

on Tuesday, February 1st, 2000
Posted in: Computer Gear

Program Requirements: Desktop: Windows 98 or Macintosh OS 8.5.1 or later and a USB port Are you a remote control junkie? You know the type, they have about 243 remotes for their TV, VCR, CD player and refrigerator. Ok, maybe they don’t have a remote for their CD player… :-)  How about adding another remote Read More…

PC Commander Review

on Wednesday, August 11th, 1999
Posted in: Computer Gear

  height=”262″ alt=”pccommander1.jpg (8664 bytes)”/> PC Commander from Concept UK is an infrared module which enables you to control your Windows desktop PC with a regular TV/VCR universal remote control. This small 1.5" x 1" module has an LED to show when it is active and an IR Sensor to receive commands.  Attached to the Read More…

Tune In Remote Review

By: Don Damiani
on Thursday, March 25th, 1999

The Tune In! remote control by Beery Systems, Inc. is a universal remote control that can be used to control up to 6 separate devices. It can be used to control TVs, VCRs, cable boxes, DSS/DBS receivers, amplifiers, amp tuners, audio cassettes, CD players, digital audio tape, laser disk players, …well, you get the idea. Read More…

Program Master Review

on Thursday, March 25th, 1999

Official Gadgeteer Hands On Review: Program Master by Julie Strietelmeier Last date revised: 03/25/99 Are you a TV freak? A real couch potato? I’m not ashamed to say that I am and when I saw the Program Master from Scottsdale Technologies, I was pretty excited. What is the Program Master? It is a One-Button VCR Read More…

The Wedge and WedgeTV Review

on Tuesday, September 1st, 1998

Hello, my name is Julie Strietelmeier, and I am a couch potato. There, I’ve said it…whew… I feel better. Yes, it’s true, I like nothing better than sitting home on the weekend watching movies and tv shows that I’ve taped during the week while being at work. When the mini satellite dishes came out, I Read More…

PC Remote Review

on Tuesday, August 18th, 1998

The PC Remote by Concept UK is a nifty infrared gadget that will learn almost any command from any IR device. First a little background:  I’ve always had the dream of controlling my VCR and DSS satellite system via my computer. I hated manually setting up my VCR to tape shows. I would constantly screw Read More…

a/v Producer 8 Review

on Wednesday, October 15th, 1997

The people at One For All were nice enough to send
me one of their great new remotes to review: the a/v Producer 8. This is a quality remote
that almost has it all.  This is a universal remote that will control up to 8
different components including but not limited to: TV, VCR, CABLE, SAT, TUNER, AMP, CD,
DVD, LASER DISC, Home Automation, and AUX.