Although I've tried and / or reviewed universal remote controls in the past, I have yet to actually adopt one for my own home theater setup. I think the time has come though and the new Harmony Touch remote from  Logitech might be the one to do it for me. The Harmony Touch features a [...]

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The NewKinetix Rē universal remote control is a combination of hardware and software that aims to turn your iOS device into a high end universal remote control. If you've ever been tempted by one of those $200 plus touch screen programmable remotes, you'll find the Rē to be a capable substitute. In many ways, it [...]

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Sony has just announced a remote control for kids. The RM-KZ1 is splash proof and features locked down battery and programming compartments. It allows parents to control channel availability by programming up to seven “favorites” buttons. It also has a “volume limiting” feature that does not allow volume to be changed +/- 3 steps within [...]

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Apple Remote 2.0


Apple's released a new version of its Remote app for the iPad/iPhone/Touch family, and it's bringing some long asked-for updates. The biggest one is support for the large iPad screen, making this a true iPad app finally. The other big feature is the Retina Display upgrade, making everything look great on the iPhone 4. Besides [...]

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The UnityRemote from GEAR4 has been designed to easily control multiple AV devices with as little effort as possible. iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners can use this app / hardware to control various devices such as TVs, stereos, Blu-Ray players, DVRs and more. If it has an infrared receiver UnityRemote will control it. This [...]

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Controlling a PC, Mac or Playstation 3 that is connected to your television can sometimes be a huge hassle. Wireless keyboards are too large and bulky, while regular sized remote controls are too small and limited. The GlideTV Navigator Remote combines features from both and packages them into a hand friendly design. But let's see [...]

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We've all seen and may have even used a wireless keyboard before. You've probably even seen a wireless keyboard with a built in trackpad like the Adesso Wireless SlimTouch Mini Keyboard recently reviewed here. But have you ever seen a wireless keyboard with a built in trackpad that is small enough to fit in your [...]

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The Loop pointer from Hillcrest Labs is an in-air mouse that can be used to control a PC, Mac or PS3 connected to a TV with natural hand movements. A small RF Transceiver USB dongle that uses 2.4 GHz (2401 MHz to 2482 MHz) connects to the computer or PS3. You can buy one for [...]

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Some people will say that the Kymera Magic Wand is seriously nerdy, but I say it's seriously cool. It's a TV remote that recognizes 13 gestures for controlling your TV or other IR devices. It comes in a faux dragonhide box and will be available at the first of October for £49.95. Now if only [...]

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This universal remote from One For All looks very tasty. It has a color touch screen and can control 18 devices. Profiles can be setup for each family member, with images and favorite channels. Setup is supposed to be a breeze because everything is done directly on the remote itself. The setup wizard prompts you [...]

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