The Pronto transforms an iOS device into a remote control for your home theater, but it's got stiff competition.
Kickstarter project Sideclick adds a clip-on TV controller to your Apple TV, Fire TV or Roku remote.
Despite its high price and a handful of drawbacks, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is an impressive, feature-rich universal remote that's well worth the investment, particularly if you have a lot of components in your system.
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Neeo is a Kickstarter campaign that's merging a smart home hub with a universal remote so you can control more connected gadgets than ever before.
At $150 the new Harmony Home Control may seem a bit steep for a universal remote, but its combination of easier setup and well-implemented control make it well worth the money for people with complex home theater systems.
The new $150 universal remote system swaps a standard clicker for a full-size keyboard, letting you type directly into devices like the Apple TV, Xbox One, PS3, Mac/PC computers, and Roku boxes.
Microsoft's new console can be used to control your TV, cable box, and home theater system. Here's how to set it up.
The Logitech Harmony Smart Control combines RF functionality and smartphone control in an affordable universal-remote package, but the complexity of the initial setup will burden some buyers.
With the built-in IR blaster, use your Galaxy S4 as a universal remote that controls many components and offers personalized recommendations on what to watch.
Samsung's WatchOn app and the S4's IR blaster give you control over your TV, set-top box, and more. Plus, the app's programming guide puts all of your favorite shows at your fingertips.