universal remote
Emerging Tech

Hayo is a connected device that wants to make you the master of your domain

Who needs a universal remote when you can turn the universe into a remote instead? Together with its accompanying app, Hayo turns everyday objects, surfaces, and spaces into virtual remote controls for your smart home.
Deals

Master your home theater with the Logitech Harmony 700 universal remote, now just $40

Now $40 from Best Buy, the Logitech Harmony 700 universal remote gives you complete control over your home theatre setup. The remote uses a convenient rechargeable battery and can connect to up to eight devices simultaneously.
Home Theater

Tekoia’s Sure Universal Remote adds OCF support for smart home devices (Update)

It's never fun to lose your remote, but Tekoia's updated Sure Universal Remote app for iOS and Android means you won't be left high and dry, with Wi-Fi to IR support for iOS and Sonos, Kodi Media Player support for Android, and OCF…
Deals

The $15 Aerb universal remote with built-in keyboard and mouse gives you total control over your devices

Now only $15, the Aerb universal remote offers complete control over your PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. The all-in-one remote has a built-in keyboard and features mouse and TV control functionality.
Emerging Tech

Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote

Universal remotes are great but what if you could control your living room media hub via your coffee table? Do just that by the end of the weekend with this innovative Instructables walkthrough.
Smart Home

One remote you don’t want to lose: Neeo controls your TV and smart home

Tired of losing your remote? It's about to get a lot more frustrating. Neeo goes beyond universal-remote functionality to control your smart home, from your lights to your door locks.
Home Theater

This little black pillar turns your iPhone into an intuitive all-in-one remote

You can soon turn your iPhone into a universal remote with the slick and simple Pronto. We go hands on with the device, which works surprisingly well.
Emerging Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 31, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Home Theater

AnyMote Home wants to make your smartphone the ultimate universal remote

California startup Color Tiger wants to help clean up the remote control mess on your living room table. Its little coaster-shaped hub, the AnyMote Home, has access to the digital versions of remote controls for more than 800,000 different…
Home Theater

Blumoo wants to give your iPhone the reins to your home theater

Flyover Innovations' inventive universal control unit, Blumoo, was released today to the public. Check out our article to see how this little unit can control everything in your home theater, and more, all from your iPhone or iPad.
Home Theater

Recently granted Apple patent could turn your iPhone into a whole-home remote

Apple was recently granted a patent that suggests the iPhone could one day be used as a whole-home, universal remote control, capable of commanding everything from a Blu-ray player to home lighting.
Home Theater

Take all of your remotes and throw them in a box; here comes the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub

Logitech is expanding its Harmony remote control product line by introducing the Harmony Ultimate Hub, and turning iPhones and Android phones into universal remotes. It will launch to retail in the U.S. in August.
Home Theater

Why mobile devices spell certain death for the universal remote control

Even after years of advancement, the universal remote continues to confound most of those who use it. But recent developments in mobile device technology indicate that our phones and tablets will soon become the remotes we've always wanted.
Apple

VooMote Zapper dongle lets you control your home theater with an iPhone, iPad

The VooMote Zapper is the latest device to turn your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a universal remote, potentially putting an end to keeping track of (or losing) dozens of separate remote controls.
Smart Home

Surc case turns iPhone into powerful universal remote

Create customized universal remotes by room all on your iPhone with the Surc case.
Apple

Gear4 UnityRemote for iOS devices comes to United States

Gear4's UnityRemote enables an iOS device to control virtually any electronic item with an infrared receiver...via Bluetooth.