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User reviews for the Weemote for Kids from Fobis Technologies.
Weemote for Kids
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Average: 4.96/5.00
Median: 5.00/5.00
The Weemote is a remote control designed especially for children. With a fun shape and five favorite channel buttons, it gives kids their own control while allowing parents to select exactly what channels are available.
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Written by Neil Goldman from Ohio, USA.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 1 made on Monday November 20, 2000 at 10:43 PM.
Strengths:Ergonomic - easy for small hands (my daughter just turned 4 years old)
Buttons work well, good layout
Weaknesses:The 100's, 10's, & 1's programming keys would seem intuitive, but my Sony TV presented a surprising challenge.
Review:The Wee Remote is a great tool for your future HT enthusiasts in your family (and a great way to save the Pronto from sure demise). My daughter just turned 4 years old, and quickly mastered each of the buttons (set to 2 PBS channels, Nickelodeon, Disney, + 1 unused and is a duplicate of one of the PBS channels).

She can now turn the TV on/off, mute the volume, adjust the volume, and pick a channel. The channel up/down cycles through the programmed channels.

The manuals (2 of them) were ok. They were extensive, but I found myself jumping from section to section and back.

The surprising challenge with my Sony TV was that I had to push the 100's, 10's, & 1's programming keys *1 less digit* than the actual channel. For example, for channel 22, I pressed the 100's 0 times; the 10's 1 time; and the 1's 1 time. Why?!?... because (i think) the hex codes for Sony's remotes for a 1 digit is 0, a 2 digit is 1, a 3 digit is 2, etc.

And here's the kudos to the RemoteCentral family. I had been reading some of the forums the night before we got the WeeRemote and also downloaded IR Tool. In doing so, I discovered the above Sony remote coding. Without this, I may not have quickly discovered why I hadn't been getting to the proper channels upon my 1st attempt to program the Wee Remote.

But then again, I'm not trying to be overly critical. Total time to program it was about 20 minutes... perhaps I just expected it to take 5 minutes. Now if only I could get those same results with ProntoEdit ;-)

Bottom line: This is a great remote for the kids!!
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