Universal Remote

  • Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch simplifies smart home control

    Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch simplifies smart home control

    Logitech has a new device called the Pop Home Switch, and it’s a bit different from their usual offerings. A company known for Universal Remotes encrusted with physical keys, touchscreen displays and all manner of interaction options is instead going for single-button simplicity. The Pop is a broad button about the size of your palm, which connects to a hub that plugs directly into an… Read More

  • NEEO Is A Universal Smart Home Remote That Recognizes Your Hand

    NEEO Is A Universal Smart Home Remote That Recognizes Your Hand

    The smart home needs a remote, and one startup debuting on Kickstarter today thinks the smartphone isn’t necessarily the best option of that. NEEO is a dedicated device that includes a remote, as well as a brain to centralize control of your home, including your home theater equipment as well as connected gadgets like the Nest, Philips Hue and more. NEEO is a Cupertino-based startup with… Read More

  • Take control of your Xbox 360 with the X-Link remote

    If you’re like me, you use your Xbox 360 to watch Netflix and other movies. It’s relatively painless, but the controller doesn’t exactly make the best remote for watching tv. Enter the X-Link, a universal remote control designed to work with the Xbox 360, as well as hundreds of other devices (since it is a universal remote control after all). Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Universal Remote's three new models

    Who doesn’t enjoy a high-end universal remote? After spending sometime with Universal Remote’s latest units, I can tell you that users will certainly enjoy these too. The MX-440 might retail for $249, but the solid build and a striking high-res LCD shouts quality. The big brother, MX-880, easily justifies the higher price of $499 with a bigger screen and better feel along with… Read More

  • Universal Remote intros two new remotes

      With CEDIA right around the corner, AV geeks can expect a steady flow of new products. Universal Remote is going to be showing off their newest remotes at the show but we have a sneak peak.  The MX-440 clocks in at $249 and gets you a nice slender, remote equipped with IR-only control, color LCD screen rock’n 220 x 176 resolution, LED backlit screen and buttons, and on-remote… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

    So genesis of the iPhone was sometime back in 2005, right? Interestingly, Apple happened to file a continuation on a patent application around that time covering a Universal Remote for controlling a number of home entertainment devices. A touch screen, hand held controller with a dynamic display that interacts with your entertainment appliances for information and can control a growing array… Read More

  • Universal Remote's MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote: Not For Pater Obsoletis

    I remember talking to the Universal Remote folks back at CES and thinking to myself, “Yup, these guys sure do make a lot of remotes all right.” The latest remote, the MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote, can control up to 24 different devices (and 24 different functions per device), all of which are stored in 32GB 32MB of memory. There’s an LCD up top that’s completely… Read More