Remotes Are Becoming More Difficult To Find!
Give your TV fanatics the world at their fingertips with a high-tech remote this holiday season. From low-cost bargains to high-end items, they'll enjoy what they can do with these remotes.
It wasn't that long ago that the market for universal remote controls was off the charts. With the software available for smartphones and tablets, that market has dwindled, but that doesn't mean you don't still have options to lavish upon the TV fanatics in your life this holiday season. Some of these might make them weep with joy.
Universal remote controls
URC WR7 Universal Remote Control
Combine seven remotes into one with this inexpensive option featuring four favorite-channel buttons, simple sound, macro power (combining options such as turning on the TV, the stereo and the DVD player with one touch) and quick setup (Amazon, $30).
One For All 4-Device Universal Remote
This remote is compatible with more than 6,000 different brands of TVs, DVD players and audio devices. There are three options for simple setup of your devices and six macros to allow you to program specific activities (Best Buy, $30).
Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple Remote
This sleek-looking remote control does everything you want it to, and the touch screen makes it both easy and fun to handle. It controls up to eight devices, 5,000 brands and 225,000 device types. Don't feel like getting up off the couch to grab the remote? No problem! You can use your smartphone for one-touch control of up to 50 favorite-channel icons, volume and media playback. Closed-cabinet control is also featured, so you can keep your devices out of view without hindering their performance (Amazon, $130).
URC R40 "My Favorite Remote" Advanced Universal Remote Control
They've made the decision already with the name, right? This preprogrammed learning remote can control up to a whopping 18 different devices. It lets you organize favorite channels into four prenamed groups — sports, news, music and movies. The remote has a learning function, so it is never obsolete, and it has the same macro function featured on the URC WR7 above (Amazon, $170).