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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, News
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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
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

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

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 [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear

  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 module is a long serial [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear

Tune In Remote Review

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. [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

PC Remote Review

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 [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Home and Kitchen

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.

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV