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Kickstarter: The Bridge

Companies like Logitech have done a decent job of providing consumers with an easy to use solution for controlling most IR-based home theater components — but if you like to take things literally, they still don’t deserve the title of “universal” remote. Commanding Bluetooth based devices like the PS3 for instance requires buying a separate…

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In Control

Logitech Harmony Link

There are a handful of companies out there already trying to turn your smartphone or tablet into the universal remote of your dreams, but none of them has the home theater chops of Logitech. Now, after years of making the best universal remotes out there for the average consumer, the company’s new Harmony Link ($99)…

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Think of It Like a Personal Assistant for Couch Potatos

IKEA FLÖRT Remote Control Pocket

We had a slight internal debate about whether this latest Swedish organization product was tacky or useful. After discovering it cost a mere $5 though, we figured it’s cheap enough that you wouldn’t feel guilty throwing it away should it perturb your sense of class once situated in your living room. Sporting space for 4…

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The Palm-Sized Control Solution for Windows Users

Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard

Powerpoint-addicted road warriors and control freaks alike should appreciate the relatively low-key release of Lenovo’s multimedia remote with keyboard. Small enough to be used with one hand, the “remote” features 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse with track ball and communicates with most windows machines using a USB nano dongle. Though aimed at Lenovo’s business-oriented clientele,…

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The One Remote to Rule Them All

Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote

Clutter is something the editors here at Gear Patrol hate. While you might have an excuse for rocking an unkempt desk, your coffee table deserves order. If you’re still rocking a pile of remotes, having failed to buy a Logitech Harmony One remote, now is the time to check out the latest offering from the…

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ESPN Ultimate Remote

Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough sports data crammed into your life, with 10 ESPN channels in 11 different languages, ESPN finds a way. That’s right guys, the ESPN universal remote is the real deal and not a hoax. Like any other universal remote this one unifies all your remotes into one and…