Thursday, September 11, 2008
Technology: Universal Remote Control
I could hardly imagine my life without having a single remote control in the house. You end up having TV, DVD and Stereo as the minimum setup for the room. And what comes up with it - 3 remote controls. Here, in Sweden, I have seen in the shops that there are universal remote controls for sale but I never believed they could do a good job at actually supporting most of the devices. While searching for a set of speakers and information on how to place them, I have found the solution for not only a great universal remote control but also a way to put all the devices inside the furniture and still be able for the signal from the remote control ro reach them. The device is Power Blaster that has some wires that get connected from the device to the place where the signal gets received by your device. So, there are 2 options to buy. First, if you want just the remote control. The second the the pack that includes the remote control and the Power Blaster (that makes it possible to hide your devices inside the furniture and still be able to reach it with the remote control..
The solution is for the North Americal market but I will try to find something similar in Europe (without the trippled price for the import) or I will get it shipped here.
Press Release from 2006
Remote Control Description
Some of the companies went beyound that and created bigger, with the color touchscreens remote controls that include quite a few additional features and even games. However the price of such devices will popup really high. I would mention that if your mobile phone has Infra Red port, it can also be used as a remote contol with some additional software.