There is not much info available on this Channel Changer Ray Gun, but we figure it has to be even more functional than the SMK remote prototype that was shaped like a water pistol. Due out in August, you can pre-order now for £8.99 (~$17.00) and get ready for the new fall season on the Sci-Fi Channel, or a few old episodes of the myriad of Star Trek re-runs that seem to go on forever.
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Every time we get a new gadget we get a new remote. While we suppose a universal one should be in order, we prefer the simplicity of the Remote Buddy. It holds up to 4 remotes with a cup holder for your fave brew. The outstanding thing about this is that it has one-touch buttons in case you lose one of the controls. Made of plastic, the 16 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch holder carries a MSRP of $59.98.
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How many buttons on your remote do you not use, or if you have, never will again because of the results? Yurii Smitana Perfilov has designed the sPult Channel Surfer to simplify things. The universal remote features a scroll wheel, a favorites selector, and volume, mute, and power buttons. That’s all. No numbers, no accidental sleep setting, no menu to get lost on. We can’t wait for the sPult to become a workable product and go beyond prototype status.
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For an RC system to the max, check out Fat Shark. Although they already sell their cams and headsets separately, they now have an all-in-one system with VR VGA video goggles with a 4WD FPV remote controlled car with its own cam for a driver’s eye view. The remote can control the camera direction with a tracking mechanism that can be controlled with only a pan or tilt of the head. They also sell an Aviator Edition goggle to go with RC planes. Contact Fat Shark to get in on the action by mid-July.
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SMK has come up with a prototype TV remote shaped like a water pistol. Power, volume, and channels are all controlled by the trigger. Click once for channel changing, two for on/off, and a click with a button push to change channels. Inside, there is an electromagnetic induction coil with a current of ~20 to 30mA when it gets going, high speed rotation gears, a power circuit, and an infrared light emitting unit. We hope SMK continues their energy-efficient research.
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We used to have a remote control that beeped when it was lost, but we figured that was an oxymoron, because how would it know? However, if you tend to lose yours, you can use the Whistle-and-Find to retrieve the lost gadgets. It comes with 3 caddies that you attach to your remotes and, of course, the whistle. At a price of $16.99, we were thinking we would love to have one for our car keys, our IDs, our cat, our kids…..
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If you would like to dress up your remote control, smartphone, or Blackberry, the Remote Shoppe is offering free downloads. Included are over 150 JPG backgrounds, designed for the RTI T2-C Remote, about 40 beeps and blips, and Wavs from StarWars, South Park, and other movies and TV shows. Your device must have a 240 x 320 vertical resolution to handle the background images and we are thinking that some of those Wavs would make nifty ringtones.
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We never tire of finding remote control toys to challenge your
fingers when your inbox is full and your outbox is still empty. The 32cm tall Inflatable Sumo Wrestlers move forward and back in their quest of tabletop domination. Battle your bud to topple her/him over. They also speak, sort of. They will yell “Hakke-yoi!” or “Nokotta!”, depending on their mood. Each wrestler needs one 9V and 4 AA batteries (not included.) Get them at a $73.55 price. As they are not exactly inexpensive, you might want to get that bud to share the expense.
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At CES, Logitech showed us some cool gadgets to enhance your home entertainment system. First was the diNovo Mini Palm-Size Keyboard, a little larger than an eyeglass case, which controls either your media-center PC or a computer hooked-up to a TV, depending on your setup. For example, you can use the diNovo to scan through the photos on your laptop—and display them on your TV. Plus, it’s Bluetooth-enabled ...in case you’d like to type and send a text to your bud’s phone without reaching for your cell.
We also loved Logitech’s newest Harmony One remote control with touch screen. Just hook it up to your computer via USB, and the accompanying software helps you program all your devices (and more) to the remote. This one will be available at the end of January for $250 USD.
While we were walking the show floor, we caught a glimpse of a robotic dragonfly flying above our heads. We followed it back to it’s home, which was the Wow Wee both, and chatted with them about this fun little flying robotic device. Oh, and it’s cheap too - all this fun for just $50 USD.