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11. 02. 2006

Brookstone’s Giant Remote

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The first thing I thought when I saw the picture above was: When gadgets are getting smaller and sleeker by the day, who would want a large bulky remote control? Well, according to the company, a large remote provides ease of use and no possibility of losing it. One way to look at it: Since plasmas and LCDs are getting larger by the day, there's no reason why their controllers should lag behind.

As for technical specs, they're the usual for a universal remote with support for six devices including TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite, cable and auxiliary A/V device. The company claims that IR codes for most popular A/V devices are included. The large buttons glow in the dark so that you can continue to use the remote even when the lights are switched off. If you thought that being so big would mean more batteries, no worries there – all it requires are 2 AA batteries.

One thing is for sure - families that have one of these are never going to have those panic attacks when their favorite TV show is about to come on and the remote control is nowhere to be seen. If this is important to you, the $35 that this will cost you will be money well spent.

Available online at the Brookstone shop.

Via Random Good Stuff.

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Kat:

AND.... for those of us over 40 with declining eyesight - the readable buttons are a blessing.

amberglow:

It's perfect for seniors too--there are more and more of them every day, with all the aging boomers--someone recently came out with a cellphone with giant number keys too. I've heard that design for seniors is exploding.

Laura:

I recently purchased something very similar a few months ago at Walgreens for $10. My reason for buying it was not because of continually losing the remote, but as a fathers day gift for my 87 year old grandfather who cannot see the numbers on a regular sized remote control.

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