Tag Archive: Remote


The lure of the remote: why I stopped Chromecasting the second I got an Android TV

In a world of ever-growing choices for entertainment, the remote is a small taste of the familiar and the obsolete way of finding and playing our media.

We have so many choices when it comes to our entertainment. We can watch YouTube on our phones, our TVs come with “smart apps” of varying ease and intelligence, and then there are set-top and streaming devices like Roku, Google Chromecast and Android TV. There’s a lot of ways to  [Read More…]

TCL’s new Roku TVs come with an enhanced voice remote, Dolby Vision HDR and more

A budget option with tons of premium features.

TCL has had some great success with its Roku TVs, and the company has just announced the 6-series, which is its latest and greatest models. Following in the P6-series footsteps, the 6-series builds upon the successes and makes the new models an even better value. It has the latest versions of the Roku OS built-in, which is even easier to set up, and super simple to use. Additionally, the  [Read More…]

My Logitech Harmony remote is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made

My Logitech Harmony remote makes my mismatched smart home “just work”.

I have what I like to refer to as a piecemeal smart home. I’m fairly certain I’m not alone here and have different bits and pieces from various companies like Philips, Samsung, Nest, Ring, Leviton and more attached to my Wi-Fi and do my best to find ways to get them all working together. I’d love to have a custom wired automated house of the future  [Read More…]

Ditch your cable company for the $30 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Stick to streaming and saving cash instead.

Amazon has its Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote on sale today for only $ 29.99. This deal saves you $ 10 off its regular price and is sure to last a limited time only.

The Fire TV Stick lets you get rid of the cable company and monthly cable bill by giving you access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes via Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO and other streaming  [Read More…]

Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote high-end earphones review

Chances are that if you’ve done some headphone research, you’ve heard of Beyerdynamic. The long-standing German audio manufacturer isn’t necessarily mainstream but well recognized in the audiophile community, with numerous classics to its name. The company’s latest on-goings in the pursuit of perfected audio is its home-brewed Tesla driver. It debuted in the Tesla T1 […]

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Chrome Remote Desktop: Everything you need to know

Chrome Remote Desktop is a great, free way to remotely access a computer.

I have an unusual computer setup: I have a super powerful desktop at home and I carry a Chromebook with me when I’m out and about. The system has served me well over the past year, but there are times when I’m on the go and I need to tap into my extra power at home. This is where Chrome Remote Desktop comes into  [Read More…]

Best Universal Remote for NVIDIA Shield TV

Shield TV is the best Android TV box you can get. You need a remote control that complements it.

So you’ve got an NVIDIA Shield TV. Congrats — you own the own Android TV box I think you should consider purchasing. And along with Shield TV comes a sexy little remote control. So little, in fact, that I can’t find mine anymore. It’s probably somewhere in the house — but damned if I know where.

The good news  [Read More…]

Grab this great media center Bluetooth remote and keyboard from Light in the Box for only $13!

Another day, another deal from Light in the Box! Recently we’ve told you about excellent deals on phones, car accessories, battery banks, and more. But, today we’re bringing you something a little bit different. On sale today is the Touchpad Mini Wireless Keyboard! This keyboard is your perfect Bluetooth media center companion. The Touchpad Mini connects […]

Build your own remote controlled car with this $150 SunFounder Raspberry Pi robot kit!

Building your own robot is a very rewarding activity, but it’s tough to just sit down and start soldering parts together. You need a kit that contains everything required!

Build a remote controlled car with a mounted webcam for just $ 150! Learn more

Right now, Android Central Digital Offers has a deal on a SunFounder Raspberry Pi robot kit. It contains everything you need to build a webcam-mounted, remote controlled robot car that you can drive from  [Read More…]

There’s nothing fab about a phablet TV remote

What are the odds of buying a Vizio SmartCast TV but not owning a smartphone? I ask, because the last thing I need is a publicly available tablet in my living room.

Once upon a time the idea of a television relying on Google’s Chromecast for content and shipping with a 6-inch Android remote might have excited me. Because for the most part television manufacturers have tried too hard to be UX designers an ended up making TVs  [Read More…]