Remote Control

Skitterbot – A Bug You Won’t Want to Squash

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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Another Potential iRemote?

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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VooMote ONE – Universal Remote for the iPhone and Touch

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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Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote Review

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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RC Cooler Review

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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Control Your iPod with Your Voice

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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One remote to rule them all – 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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Pogo! Products VRC-400 Universal Remote Control Review

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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Keyspan Digital Media Remote Review

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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The Wedge and WedgeTV Review

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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