A remote you can kick around

This ball remote would turn us into instant soccer fans.

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U.S. Soccer Federation, take note: If you want the sport to be as popular here as it is in the rest of the world, start marketing more products like this.

We know as much about futbol as we do about figure skating, but we'd be the first in line to get one of these soccer ball remotes that are sold in the U.K. And it can actually be used as a ball to play with, according to Gizmodo, though we wouldn't recommend that if it was the only remote in the house.

It supposedly can be used for all brands of various devices, including TVs, DVD players, and satellite boxes. The ball has a range of 7.6 meters, or about 25 feet to us Yanks--but, as the product listing says, "you can kick it much farther."

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