universal remotes

  • The iPad will make touchscreen universal remotes obsolete tomorrow

    There is a somewhat large market for tablet universal remotes. These things have been out for a few years and generally found in the homes of the rich and famous. They can control everything from entertainment rigs to the HVAC system to a coffee pot. But the iPad will destroy the entire market for $1000+ universal remotes when it launches tomorrow while at the same time forcing home… Read More

  • Woot! Philips Prestigo universal remote with 1.4-inch LCD for $20

    Woot.com is selling the 8-device Philips “Prestigo” universal remote for $20 plus $5 shipping, today only. It normally sells for $70 and up elsewhere, so this is a pretty nice deal if you have too many remotes in your life and you’re looking to simplify. Read More

  • Woot! Two-pack of giant remotes for $5

    Boy, oh boy. Here’s the best deal going on those jaw-droppingly large universal remotes that your grandpa used to switch between Matlock and Wheel of Fortune. Woot.com is selling not one, but two — two! — gigantic remotes for just $5, plus $5 shipping. Read More

  • Waterproof universal remotes for droolers, spillers, and pool owners

    If you think a waterproof remote control is a good idea, then you’re either clumsy, have kids, or you own a pool and around the pool there’s at least one TV and when people come over, they’re like “Holy smokes, you have an outdoor TV? By your pool, no less?!!” Oh, and you should probably live in Japan because that’s where these waterproof universal remotes… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: ESPN Wi-Fi 'Ultimate' universal remote for $105

    If you thought that $300 for the ESPN Ultimate Remote was a tad too high when it was announced about a year ago, the invisible hand of supply and demand agrees with you. They’re now going for just over $100, which seems far more reasonable. Read More

  • ESPN's $299 'Ultimate Remote' does Wi-Fi, live stats

    At first glance, I thought “Oh, hey, a gimmicky remote with an ESPN logo” but after I started reading about it, it dawned on me that this thing is perfect for sports addicts. It’s basically a universal remote that controls all your A/V stuff, sure, but it also has built-in Wi-Fi and can update real-time scores and stats on the 2.2-inch QVGA screen. The ESPN Ultimate Remote is… Read More