We’ve compiled a list of five high-tech remotes you can’t buy, or at least anytime soon. From the Universal Firearm Remote to the Flip Remote, you’ll find it here. Continue reading for the list.

Universal Firearm Remote

How about a TV remote that’s shaped like a 9mm semi-automatic handgun? This device “slides snugly beneath elastic waistbands for quick-draw access and features a detachable lithium-ion magazine, posi-lock channel changer and safety mode to prevent dropped pistols from accidentally going off (or switching to Fear Factor).”[Source]

The Loop: Point & Click TV Remote

“The Loop” puts a new twist on the traditional TV remote by enabling you to “use hand gestures to navigate through your hordes of channels not by scrolling for hours on end, but by pointing and clicking.”

One example is you point & click the movies tab and then are given a grid of currently playing movie posters to select from. Hillcrest Labs, creators of the Loop, have claimed that at least one undisclosed ‘major manufacturer’


Handy – Hand Gesture Based Remote

Zhuan, Derrick, and Colin of Purdue University created “Handy”, a prototype “hand gesture based remote control”. The setup consists of a Handy box, an iPod Nano, and a BOSE Sound Dock.

NES Controller TV Remote V.2

Andy S. created his own version of the NES Controller TV Remote, complete with numberpad and wireless functionality.

…granted that is nothing new, except ive included a 0-9 numberpad on the back of the unit, its great for functionality

Flip Remote

Similar in size and shape to a clamshell phone, this flip remote concept features programmable hot keys located on its exterior shell .

The background idea is that a remote control is the central control instrument when enjoying TV, audio/video programs, and with this in mind, the Flip Remote with its playful character is intended for a (still) young customer group