Looking for more ways to go green? Powerplus just introduced the Leopard, a solar-powered universal remote that can charge its internal lithium-ion battery using either direct sunlight or artificial light. Basically, if you keep it facing up in a lit room, you will never have to worry about running out of batteries again. The dimensions on this remote are pretty standard (7.3in x 1.9in x 0.7in) and weighs 76g.
As far as aesthetics go, I have to admit there are better options—such as this $50 Logitech Harmony we wrote about recently. But at £9.99 a pop, what do you have to lose? Unfortunately, most people reading this blog probably switch TV sets before they ever need to change the batteries on their remote.