High OMG factor present in the tvCompass remote

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I’m a fan of Logitech’s Harmony line of universal remote controls. I’ve got a pretty awesome home-theater set-up in my apartment, and thus I need a capable control center, and it does the job nicely.

When I first discovered the remotes, I was excited: a learning remote with USB? What will they think of next?

Enter the tvCompass SR 1500 Digital Media Remote. As the long title suggests, this thing is big business. Taking the controls and tasks of a universal a step further, the SR 1500 includes WiFi, it connects wirelessly to your home network to download device updates and auto-configures for your system.

But that’s not all it does. It has a WAP browser for the mobile Web (no, really), built-in TV Guide app, PayPal (no, really), and runs Windows.

I’m not sure who this amazing thing is aimed at, as I can’t imagine a home theater with many more components than what I have. That being said, I’m so curious about this device, it’s driving me a little silly. We’ll try to get our hands on one and let you know how it goes.

tvCompass [Product Page]

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