Friday September 17, 2010
At CEDIA 2010 held next week in Atlanta, Georgia, URC will be making it clear why they no longer want to be known as “Universal Remote Control Inc.” While URC normally has a number of nifty new things at CEDIA to show off, this year the now more generically named tri-letter company will be introducing an impressively large slate of new products, including ones that definitely don’t qualify as universal remote controls. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/17 at 7:30 AM
Monday May 10, 2010
URC (otherwise known as Universal Remote Control Inc.) has announced the availability of their new Super Remote SR3
, which is billed as being ideal for users of all ages – from kids to seniors. Priced at $24.99 MSRP, it’s a 3-device preprogrammed remote with large, distinctively shaped buttons. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 5/10 at 6:59 AM
Thursday March 4, 2010
Logitech has just announced two new Harmony remote controls: the monochrome Harmony 600 for $79.99 USD MSRP, and the color Harmony 650 for $99.99. Both models can operate up to 5 devices, include backlit button layouts, use traditional disposable batteries, and sport styling similar to the previously announced Harmony 700. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 3/04 at 4:50 PM
Friday January 22, 2010
Further details from Sony’s dealer site reveals the third and final new universal remote control for today, the more advanced RM-VLZ620
. This time you get control over 8 devices, full infrared code learning, 12 system macros, an updated button layout and an ergonomic design optimized for DVR and BD users. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/22 at 8:03 AM
Information was found this morning on Sony’s dealer site for three brand new economical universal remote controls. Here we bring you the first details on the preprogrammed 4-device RM-VZ220
and 7-device RM-VZ320
, both of which include an all new ergonomic design and loads of hard buttons for DVR users. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/22 at 7:43 AM
Thursday January 7, 2010
VIZIO, the brand best known for their LCD televisions, is branching out into other arenas including speakers, headphones, wall mounts and even “electronic cleaning foam”. But of interest to us today is the company’s new XTR100 universal remote with a 3.5" LCD touchscreen. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/07 at 11:45 PM
GE-slash-Jasco may not be the first brand name that jumps to your mind when thinking of universal remotes, however the “economical” end of the market is huge and they’ve been a strong player for many years. Today at CES they’re introducing a new 6-device hard buttoned remote called the GE 6-in-1 Universal DVR Remote.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/07 at 11:46 AM
Audiovox, the brand name behind many other brand names, has announced a pair of basic universal remotes at CES 2010. The first is a model from RCA with voice-enabled control, and the second is a One For All with SmartControl. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/07 at 12:52 AM
Thursday December 3, 2009
Over the past few years, the specialty remote control market has had a number of notable attempts to come up with the perfect “simple” remote. Entrepreneur Dan Pitkow discovered unexpected interest in the remote he had designed for his father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, and founded Flipper LLC to market his creation. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/03 at 7:56 AM
Friday September 4, 2009
Following the recent announcement and availability of the Harmony 900, Logitech has yet another new model up their sleeves: it’s the $149.95 Harmony 700, and it expands the One/900 series into the lower end of the pricing scale. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/04 at 10:12 AM