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10 Most Unusual Remote Controls
by Rachel Cericola
We share 10 remote controls perfect for situations when the typical handheld controller won’t do.

To say there has been a lot of innovation in the area of control is quite the understatement. Now, just about everything comes with its own remote - and they are all pretty special in their own way.

I remember when we got our first VCR; the remote was tethered to the device.

Besides actually cutting the cord, the remote control now comes in many forms. Many people, of course, use their smartphones and tablets for easy access to AV and other devices in the home.

The actual look of remotes has changed drastically as well. If you’re looking for a conversation starter, we've rounded up 10 remote controls that are perfect for situations when the typical handheld controller just won’t do.


The Magic Wand
This unique controller can add a little magic to any ordinary night in front of the TV. It’s not going to make what’s on TV any better, but this fully functional remote can learn up to 13 commands from your existing remote controls and assigns different movements to each one. Aside from your TV, you can zap commands into your DVR, DVD player, music player, automated shades, or anything else that has it’s own controller.

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