Articles about remote control

Open Source Remote Control Project
When it comes to drones as well as other devices which are remotely piloted, one would more often than not be limited by their controls. In other words, you will need to switch controllers whenever you decide to fly a different drone or control a different RC car, and this more or less rules out customization as well. However, thanks to some brilliant minds that have thought up of the […]

Remotely Walk Your Dog
A dog is more or less as healthy (or unhealthy, depending on how you look at it) as its master. Don’t believe me? Take a closer look at your friend’s pooch the next time you drop by his or her place and observe closely. This is of course a generalization, and not a hard and fast rule by any means. Having said that, bringing your dog on its daily walk […]

Remote Controlled Turtle Raises Eyebrows
Any of you remember the cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I certainly looked forward to that show during my weekends back when I was a wee lad, and I do follow the current rendered version of the four turtles now, but the folks over at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, or KAIST for short, have done something rather interesting – by presenting the idea of a controllable […]

RC Superman Spotted On The Coast Of California
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it is a remote controlled Superman! Whose only known weakness would be the lack of batteries, where Kal-El of Krypton here deviates from traditional canon as he does not gain energy from the sun’s energies. Of course, this toy is not indestructible either, but someone managed to capture a video of this remote controlled Superman somewhere along the coast of California.This life-sized device […]


Remote control driven car from China
Have you watched “Tomorrow Never Dies”, where 007 controlled his BMW 750iL with his Ericsson handset? Well, that was certainly fantasy back in the day, but just like how most folks wondered when will large scale touchscreen technology arrive in the real world after watching Minority Report and seeing how tablets and smartphones are all pervasive today, we would not bet against a remote controlled car being on our streets […]

This remote controlled armored drink carrier will ensure your beverage is delivered safely
If you have friends who enjoy hijacking your food or drinks, then what you need is a form of protection! Yup pictured above is none other than a remote controlled armored drink carrier, which we hope the name itself should already clue you in as to what to expect. It has the ability to carry up to four 12 ounce cans of soda (or beer, if you prefer) and can […]

Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote won't track aliens
If you’re looking for a fancy remote control which you can use to control your TV or any infrared-based device in your house, you’re in luck because nothing gets fancier than this Dr. Who-inspired Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote. Despite the word Screwdriver in its name, let me assure you – it isn’t going to unscrew any screws for you. However, what it will do is let you program up […]

Remote Control T-Shirt
Electronics and fashion do not really go hand in hand all the time, as it will require a creative approach and perfect execution in order to look cool without being tardy. The Remote Control T-Shirt by designer Rebecca Albrand might be the favorite shirt for couch potatoes in the future – simply because Rebecca decided that instead of looking for the remote control that seems to have a mind of […]

Ninja Remote Stealth Television Gadget and IR Jammer: a remote control for trolls
If you’ve got annoying housemates or you just want to annoy people who are watching TV at home, ThinkGeek has got the perfect gadget for you. Called the Ninja Remote Stealth Television Gadget and IR Jammer, this remote control is perfect for wreaking havoc on any TV set. It works from up to 400 feet away, so getting away with your prank is going to be a piece of cake. […]

Traxxas XO-1 remote control car
If you cannot a super car in real life, or an exotic ride that will run up to more than a cool million, then you are better off at just drooling pictures of it online – or perhaps, to start the hobby of collecting model cars in the coming years. Well, perhaps there is another route that while it might not be that cheap, you can be very sure that […]

Remote control level: Asian!
Remote control toys normally involve the usual suspects, ranging from a helicopter to a quadrotor or a car, but I guess the Japanese decided to turn up the madness level by another notch with one of their weirder releases – a remote control cart. Yes sir, you are surely too familiar with those metal carts that can be folded up in half when not in use for easy storage – […]

Samsung remote recognizes voice, sports touch pad
Samsung has worked on a new remote control that will feature voice recognition capability as well as a built-in touch pad, and this remote control will be up on offer as an accessory for a smart TV which is in line for a commercial release later this year. As for the voice recognition function on this remote, it is the same as the one used for the ES8000 Smart TV […]

LG Magic Motion remote updated with voice recognition features
Back in CES 2010, LG unveiled the LG Magic Motion remote which was essentially a remote control with Wii-like capabilities. It basically allowed the user to make selections and browse through channels and menus with gestures as opposed to pressing buttons. Well if you were particularly enamored by 2010’s model, LG will have a new model for you come 2012.

The Bridge universal remote control to rule them all
Universal remote controls? Don’t you think that this moniker is rather misleading, as they can’t really control everything that you want or have around the home? Well, trust enterprising folk to take a look at Kickstarter as the apt place to, well, kickstart their dreams. Case in point, the Bridge universal remote control from Convergence Technologies of New York. This concept is waiting for $50,000 in funds in order to […]

Apple patent suggests gestures used to control devices from a distance
While there are video editing tools for iOS devices, the fact of the matter is that it’s a bit hard to edit videos on such small screens, plus sometimes touching the screen can cause unintentional editing which can ultimately lead to frustration. A new patent by Apple has suggested a way for iOS users to edit videos on their devices through the use of gestures without having to touch the […]

iPhone controlled Ferrari Enzo toy car
Remote control enthusiasts, it’s starting to look as if apps simulating actual physical remote controls are starting to takeover your hobby! As to whether that’s a good or bad thing is highly debatable, but for now if the idea of being able to control a Ferrari Enzo toy car via an iPhone app is something you could see yourself having hours of fun with, Silverlit has just the thing for […] VooMote One receives price cut
It sure looks like everything is getting a price cut these days –’s VooMote One that turns your iPhone/iPod Touch into a remote control has just been given a price reduction. In an announcement today, has stated that the VooMote One will now be available for $69.99 (previous price $99). The VooMote one consists of a case that gives your iOS device infra-red capabilities so that it can […]

Dijit 2.6: TV Remote Control on iOS Now with Youtube
Dijit is the free iOS application that works with the Beacon from Griffin. The Beacon converts the Bluetooth signals of your iPhone into an infra-red signals used to control various audio-video (AV) devices, you will need to download the free Dijit app to remote control your TV, VCR, set-top box, sound system, media player…Today, Dijit 2.6 is available in the Apple app store and offers new cool features including the […]

Sewell InjectIR lets your remotes work with hidden devices
If you’re a fan of keeping your home theater devices in cabinets or hard to access areas because you find them unsightly, you might have trouble using the remote control because of how infrared works. With infrared, the remote control has to be in the line of sight of the receiver in order to function, so if you have a Blu-ray player hidden away in a shelf somewhere, or behind […]

Onkyo announces remote control app for Android
Folks who are tired of losing their remote controls for their Onkyo home theater systems will be pleased to know that the company has just announced a remote control app that will be coming to Android smartphones later this year. The app will allow users to stream content from their Android devices onto their Onkyo home theater systems in addition to functioning as a remote control that can do more […]