Do you ever get tired of searching between the couch cushions or checking all the nearby side tables for TV and media remotes? Because I sure as hell do.
If I had my way, the remotes would remain in one easy to find location all the time. Unfortunately, there are other people in my house that don’t feel the same. My wife is perfectly content leaving the remotes in some obscure location – and watching intently as I search the entire house for the damn thing.
It’s times like these I wish I had one of those super-powerful universal remotes. But then I think about how much of a pain in the ass those are to set up and I just stick with what I’ve got.
But that’s exactly what the AnyMote can solve.
Introducing the AnyMote Home
The AnyMote Home is a small hub-like device that allows you to connect all your audio-visual gear to your smartphone. Yep, that’s right – THAT smartphone.
It connects to your home entertainment equipment using infrared – the same technology as standard remotes. It also connects to your phone via Bluetooth, making the entire system wireless.
You don’t ever have to worry about running out of support either, because it can connect to up to one million devices at once. How insane is that?
A companion app for Android and iOS allows you to control all your devices from a single location. And the best part? You never have to look for a damn TV remote ever again.
If you have an Amazon Echo – or similar voice-controlled system – the AnyMote will connect with that too! It has a built-in speaker and a mic so you can talk to it.
The company is even planning to release future updates for the device, and support for IFTTT is planned. In case you’re not familiar, IFTTT is a mobile automation app that pretty much allows you to do anything. Like turn on your lights automatically when you enter a room, or fire up your TV when you sit down on the couch. Sadly, it won’t help you shave or apply deodorant, but that’s okay.
Retail price is usually $139, but you can pick it up much cheaper from Amazon.
Seriously, check it out!