Remote controls


Reviews & hands-on

  • Apps

    Hands-on: YouView Remote Record iOS App review (Dec 2012)

    By 19 December 2012

    It's no secret that YouView - the on-demand TV service set-top box - has sparked mixed reactions, but the service looks to be expanding by tagging extra controls beyond its at-home experience. Announced just as 2012 comes to a close, YouView Remote Record...

  • Home Cinema

    Hands-on: Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control review

    By 26 July 2012

    One of the stars of Comic Con in San Diego this year was quintessentially British, built with love, care and attention to detail, and a fully functional gadget to boot. The Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control was a true show-stopper...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Logitech Harmony 700 remote control review

    By 9 July 2010

    If you like watching TV or movies the chances are you've got a couple of boxes under your television. That means a stack of remotes, which no doubt gets annoying. Yes it may give you a sense that you've gone out and spent a good couple of months wages...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    OneForAll SmartControl remote control review

    By 16 March 2010

    Universal remotes have come a long way, and OneForAll have been there every step of the way. If you have an array of home entertainment kit, and remote controls littered all over your house, then something like the OneForAll SmartControl (URC 7960) might...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Sonos Bundle 250 with Sonos Controller CR200 review

    By 14 October 2009

    We make no qualms about Sonos here at Pocket-lint. We think it's an excellent system that allows you to listen to your music from a single source in multiple locations around the house. It's expensive, yes, but then the experience is such a nice one that...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    OneForAll Xsight Touch remote control review

    By 24 February 2009

    OneForAll have been at the centre of universal remotes for many years, but with increasing competition from various angles, including the likes of the Philips Prestigo range, they’ve had to raise their game. Enter Xsight Touch a universal remote featuring...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Philips Prestigo SRU8008 remote review

    By 27 August 2008

    A burgeoning collection of home gadgetry ultimately means more remote controls lying around the place and increasing frustration at not being able to find the one you want. Philips want to bring simplicity into your living room with the Prestigo SRU8008,...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    OneForAll Energy Saver remote review

    By 20 June 2008

    OneForAll have been producing universal remotes for some time and are one of the most recognised brands in the business. They think they can help you green up your TV setup with their Energy Saver remote. But how does it work? We get watching to find...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Logitech Harmony One remote control review

    By 31 January 2008

    Let's face it, we are a lazy bunch, sat in front of our home cinema armed with a multitude of remote controls. Logitech might not profess to make you fit, but does think it has the answer for the multitude of remotes: The Harmony One. So does this all-in-one...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips Prestigo SRU 8015 remote control review

    By 16 January 2008

    The all-in-one remote market has gone a little quiet recently, possibly due to a more than capable selection of impressive products by OneForAll and Logitech, among others. Philips has come up with something a little different in the Prestigo SRU 8015...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Timex iControl Ironman watch review

    By 17 September 2007

    Sports watches are a great training aid, but what about getting them to do something else, like controlling your iPod? We get out on the track with the new iControl from Timex. Should you tune-in or change the channel? Read on to find out. Based on the...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Gumbody Light Digital 6 remote control review

    By 12 July 2007

    Despite not being major players in the remote control market, Melconi UK recently released a rather appealing universal controller in the Gumbody Light Digital 6. You'll find the rather chunky solution offers control for up to 6 devices, and features...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Jumbo Universal Remote review

    By 4 May 2007

    There are plenty of universal remote control devices on the market, and the main difference between them tends to be split between how many different devices they can control and how much you want to spend on them. But now you can add a third dimension...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    OneForAll PC Media Kit review

    By 6 April 2007

    OneForAll are synonymous with feature-packed all-in-one remote controls, but their new PC Media Kit is actually a combination of products that includes a wireless audio and video transmitter. Included is OneForAll’s PC Remote, which you can use to control...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Kameleon generation three – 8 in 1 review

    By 24 November 2006

    OneForAll is the largest world-wide supplier of universal remote controls and the Kameleon series is the most distinctive of its range. The third generation follows up the success of the previous design and is available in both 5-in-1 and 8-in-1 versions...