A remote control for all your devices that takes some cues from smartphones. But does it succeed?
Logitech has firmly ensconced itself in the world of AV through its Harmony universal remote series.
We can’t imagine any Wotsat reader needs a universal remote for more than 12 devices but we’ve all got stacks of gear (probably) but only tolerate using only a couple of remotes at the most to control them.
Most universal remote controls are based on the simple notion of replacing your existing remotes with one handset, and advanced users can set up macros – sequences of commands for several devices.
Meliconi may not be that well-known a brand here, but it claims to have produced Europe's first universal remote control in 1992. This 6-in-1 controller sits at the lower end of its current range and has a build quality to suit its budget intentions.
This universal remote is the only zapper on the market that will operate Sky, Sky+ and SkyHD set-top boxes, as well as those from Virgin Media, Freeview and integrated receivers, says its maker, Meliconi. It enables you to operate up to six devices of any brand.
The main selling point for the Jumbo Universal Remote from Innovage is its distinctive over-sized design. At nearly a foot long, you're unlikely to lose it down the back of the sofa, and the 1in buttons make it ideal for those with impaired vision or dexterity.
Whether you have Windows Media Center or a range of media you'd like to access without having to touch your laptop, this gadget is perfect. Comprising a tiny USB link connector and a 2.4GHz RF remote, you can access your media from up to 15m away
Universal remotes are a great way to take control of your entire AV system - especially when that system becomes rather extensive. Logitech's latest model in its Harmony line has the power to command up to 15 separate items
There are so many iPod-styled peripherals out there that you'd be forgiven for overlooking this chunky little fella. Operating as a remote for your audio app, it allows you to play any music without having to sit at your PC