Tuesday June 2, 2015
A new Kickstarter has been launched for a family-friendly remote control designed for use on practically any mobile device. It’s called Newmote, and promises simple integration of IR, TCP/IP and RS232-controlled devices using a basic PC as the primary system controller. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 6/02 at 7:19 AM
Wednesday January 7, 2015
Looking for something a little different in a universal remote control? Then these guys just might have what you’re looking for. It’s called the SPIN remote, and they’re billing it as “the simplest, most personal remote ever”. Right now it’s still in the development phase, and so the founders have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development and production. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/07 at 11:43 PM
Thursday December 25, 2014
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Monday December 1, 2014
It's another Monday morning... but don't let that get you down. Because it's Cyber Monday, and its time to save some cash! Here I'm attempting to compile a list of the universal remote control deals available online... and if you find another, be sure to add it to comments below!
Beginning with Amazon.com:
Over at Best Buy:
New Egg has these refurbished Harmony deals:
Check out Tiger Direct for:
Oddly enough, there seems to be a larger range of deals for Canadians. At Best Buy Canada:
Of course, similar deals at Future Shop:
2001 Audio Video
And finally, at Visions Electronics:
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/01 at 12:46 AM
Friday November 28, 2014
Good morning everyone, and welcome to the electronics sales event of the year – Black Friday! Here I'm attempting to compile a list of the universal remote control deals available online for 2014... and if you find another, be sure to add it to comments below! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/28 at 10:22 AM
Wednesday December 25, 2013
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/25 at 7:05 AM
Monday December 2, 2013
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Cyber Monday! Interestingly, I'm seeing far fewer remote control deals today than on Friday...
Canadians can still pick up a good deal too... also at Best Buy:
If you spot another deal, be sure to add it to comments! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/02 at 5:07 AM
Friday November 29, 2013
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Black Friday! As usual I'll be looking around to see if I can find YOU a great deal on a universal remote control.
- The URC RF20 is being offered for just $55 (54% off). This is essentially the same as the URC-200 (see our review).
- At 9:50 PM EST tonight, Amazon will have a Lighting Deal on the Philips SRP2003/27 preprogrammed big button remote.
- If big buttons are your thing, perhaps check out the Zenith ZB315SBB which is 65% off.
For once, Canadians have a few good deals too:
If you spot a deal, add it to comments! I'll keep an eye out for more deals this weekend, and there's always Cyber Monday to look forward to! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/29 at 6:03 AM
Monday September 9, 2013
After the surprising news earlier this year that Logitech was planning to divest themselves
of the popular Harmony lineup of universal remote controls, ever since then the company seems to have taken a renewed interest in the product. First, there was April’s unexpected news of two brand new Harmony models
. Now, the latest revelation to cross my desk is that after not having exhibited at CEDIA for several years, Logitech Harmony will in fact have a booth at the show later this month in Denver. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/09 at 7:50 AM
Monday September 2, 2013
Who knew remote controls in 1961 could do so much?
This public domain advertisement for RCA Victor’s new (well, new 50+ years ago) color console television with 7-function (14-button) “Wireless Wizard Remote Control”, comes from the Library of Congress’ Prelinger Archives and is entitled “Early technology to enable the channel-surfer”. It’s a fascinating snapshot into both the marvellous electro-mechanical technology of the age, and rather lengthy product marketing. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/02 at 7:35 AM