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100 Examples of Remote Control Technology

From Amphibious Camera Drones to Spine-Aiding Suits

— February 6, 2015 — Tech
What do toilet seats, military drones and bicycle helmets have in common? All three are liable to be made better and easier to use using remote control technology. There was a time when the phrase 'remote control' referred only to that thing you use to flip through TV channels, but it's now associated with a wide variety of products and experiences.

Remote control is the ultimate convenience technology of the modern era, as it allows you to do things from a distance and with minimal effort. The technology is now standard in things like drones, which obviously cannot be flown any other way. However, remote control technology can also be used in creative ways to do everything from cutting your grass to flushing your toilet.
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Smartphone Remote Controls
Smartphone Remote Controls
The MightyRC Lets You Control Infrared Appliances with Your Smartphone
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Omnipresent Remote Controls
Omnipresent Remote Controls
The 'WiSee' Gesture Control System Works Everywhere at Once
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98
Cable Controller Hubs
Cable Controller Hubs
The TVBOX Curbs Your Cord Clutter and Includes a Compact Remote
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97
Intelligent Robo Cleaners (UPDATE)
Intelligent Robo Cleaners (UPDATE)
Remotely Activate the Cocorobo Vacuum via Smartphones
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96
Abracadabra Remote Controlling
Abracadabra Remote Controlling
Use Your Fingers to Remote Control with the New Gesture Recognition
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95
Freakily Fast Robots
Freakily Fast Robots
The Multi-Legged Outrunner Robot Can Sprint at Up to 20 Miles Per Hour
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94
Comprehensive Home Controllers
Comprehensive Home Controllers
The NEEO Universal Remote Can Manage the Majority of Your Home
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93
Flying Time Machines
Flying Time Machines
This Prop Team Created a Life-Sized Flying TARDIS
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92
Trailblazing Audiophile Systems
Trailblazing Audiophile Systems
The Voxtok System is Looking to Reinvent Music Listening
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Handheld Gesture Control Devices
Handheld Gesture Control Devices
The OneCue Lets You Use Hand Gestures Instead of Remote Controls
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90
Wand-Like Speakers
Wand-Like Speakers
Rubato by Kibbum Park Turns People into Audio Magicians
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89
Eco Outlet Switches
Eco Outlet Switches
The Sweechy Power Point Lets You Turn Off Electricity to Dormant Devices
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88
Touchless Remote Controls
Touchless Remote Controls
The eyeSight Gesture-Based System Gives Control Without Physical Contact
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Selfie-Assisting Remotes
Selfie-Assisting Remotes
The Hisy Bluetooth Selfie Remote Allows for Better Self Snaps
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Hand Motion-Controller Jewelry
Hand Motion-Controller Jewelry
This Controller Ring Puts the Power in the User’s Hands
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Helium Balloon Birds
Helium Balloon Birds
Angry Birds Air Swimmers Bring the Popular Game to Life
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84
Textable Sound Systems
Textable Sound Systems
The New LG Wi-Fi Music Flow Speakers Take Commands Via SMS
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83
Remote Controlled Lightbulbs
Remote Controlled Lightbulbs
The GreenWave Connected Lighting Solution Customizes Brightness
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Ravishing Console Remote Controls
Ravishing Console Remote Controls
The Xbox One Media Remote Makes Its Exciting Debut
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81
Luxe Metal Earphones
Luxe Metal Earphones
Nocs NS500 Aluminum Buds Offer Great Style and Quality Sound
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80
Speaker-Integrating Lightbulbs
Speaker-Integrating Lightbulbs
The Eco Chic Lightbulb Has an Integrated Bluetooth Speaker
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Music Streaming Light Bulbs
Music Streaming Light Bulbs
The AxoX StriimLight B-10 Literally Lights Up the Room with Music
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Remote Controlled Dueling Droids
Remote Controlled Dueling Droids
The Takara Tomy Battroborg 20 Mimics Your Movements in the Ring
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Remote Control Canine Collars
Remote Control Canine Collars
The New Pet-Remote Collar Tag Takes Control at CES 2014
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Voice-Controlled Remote Controls
Voice-Controlled Remote Controls
Sony's Smart Control Made an Exciting Debut at CES 2014
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75
Magnificent Mobile Drink Coolers
Magnificent Mobile Drink Coolers
The RC Cooler Lets You Serve Drinks From Your Couch
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Photo-Taking Phone Remotes
Photo-Taking Phone Remotes
Take Phone Pictures from 10 Meters Away with This Shutter Button Remote
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Bluetooth Phone Camera Remotes
Bluetooth Phone Camera Remotes
Take iPhone Photos Hands-Free with This Bluetooth Phone Remote
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Vuvuzela Remote Controls
Vuvuzela Remote Controls
The 'beIN SPORTS' Game Changer Switches the Channel to Soccer
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Remote-Controlled Illuminating Sneakers
Remote-Controlled Illuminating Sneakers
These New LED Light Kicks Were Revealed at 2014 CES
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External Smartphone Remote Controls
External Smartphone Remote Controls
The iControl Can Take Calls, Type Texts and Change Songs
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Universal Remote Controls
Universal Remote Controls
The FLPR Universal Remote has Over 80,000 Preprogrammed Codes
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Beat-Blasting Light Bulbs
Beat-Blasting Light Bulbs
The AwoX StriimLIGHT Illuminates and Plays Tunes at the Same Time
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Hairy Gag Gadgets
Hairy Gag Gadgets
The Remote Control Tarantula from Uncle Milton is Too Real for Comfort
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Remote Control Gloves
Remote Control Gloves
This Wearable Remote Control Uses Bluetooth to Interact With Your Phone
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Remote Toilet Flushing Apps
Remote Toilet Flushing Apps
This Remote Control Toilet Can Be Controlled with Your Smart Phone
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Intelligent Air Conditioning
Intelligent Air Conditioning
Ambi Climate Syncs with Your AC for Optimal Efficiency and Comfort
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Remote-Controlled Insects
Remote-Controlled Insects
The Infrared RC USB Centipede is the King of Creepy Crawlies
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DIY Robotic Spider Kits
DIY Robotic Spider Kits
This Educational Toy Kit Lets You Build, Learn and Play
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Smart Light Dimmers
Smart Light Dimmers
The Smart Booo Controls Acts as a Sort of Remote Control for Lamps
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Blanket-Covered Wireless Fans
Blanket-Covered Wireless Fans
This Wireless Bed Fan Will Make Sleeping More Comfortable
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Universally Compatible Headphones
Universally Compatible Headphones
The Sennheiser HD 429s Headset Controls Apple or Android Devices
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Bio-Electric Aircraft
Bio-Electric Aircraft
Faradair's Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft Concept is Environmentally Friendly
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Comfy Cushion Controllers
Comfy Cushion Controllers
Pillow Remote Controls are the Ultimate in Convenience
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Camera-Equipped Quadcopters
Camera-Equipped Quadcopters
This Remote Control Quadcopter Will Always Return Home Safely
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Battery USB Stick Hybrids
Battery USB Stick Hybrids
The Rechargeable AA Battery USB Drive by Wonchul Hwang is Conceptual
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High-Tech TV Remotes
High-Tech TV Remotes
The Samsung Smart Control Responds to Voice and Motion Commands
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Electronic Pool Butlers
Electronic Pool Butlers
Let the RC Snack Float Bring Refreshments to You
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Robotic Pizza Delivery Drones
Robotic Pizza Delivery Drones
The Domino's DomiCopter is the First Ever Drone-Delivered Pizza
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Robot Wars
Robot Wars
Robo-One Championships
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Bedside Remote Controls
Bedside Remote Controls
The BEDJET Lets You Control Your Bed's Temperature for a Perfect Sleep
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Intuitive Smartphone Controllers
Intuitive Smartphone Controllers
QBlinks is a Handy Do-It-All iPhone Remote Control Device
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Super Spy Toy Vehicles
Super Spy Toy Vehicles
Evade Your Captors with The James Bond Toy Car
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Wireless Battery Charging Bowls
Wireless Battery Charging Bowls
This Wireless Charging Device from Poweredbyproxi is the Future
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Wee Robot Baristas
Wee Robot Baristas
Hina the Mini-Robot Makes & Serves You a Cup of Joe
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Emotive Car Lights
Emotive Car Lights
MotorMood Enables Us to Express Our Car Emotions Without Going Berserk
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Robot Controlling Watches
Robot Controlling Watches
Dominate the Evil Dalek with this Doctor Who Watch
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Glittery Gadget Really Flies
Glittery Gadget Really Flies
Silverlit iBird
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Therapeutic Infrared Blankets
Therapeutic Infrared Blankets
Cozy Up to an Infrared Heating Blanket to Ease Pain or Warm Up
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Super Slim Sound Boards
Super Slim Sound Boards
Control Music On-The-Go with This Multifunctional Remote
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Galactic Mechanical Droids
Galactic Mechanical Droids
Remote Controlled LEGO R2-D2 Moves and Rolls Like the Character
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App-Controlled Homes
App-Controlled Homes
The Samsung Smart Home Service Lets You Control Home Devices Using an App
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Miniscule Infrared Helicopters
Miniscule Infrared Helicopters
Discover the World's Tiniest RC Flyer with the Nano Falcon
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Remote Control Snow Plows
Remote Control Snow Plows
Plow Your Way Through Winter with This Durable Snowbot
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Microcontrolled Insects
Microcontrolled Insects
Remote Controlled Beatles Are Part Living, Part Robot.
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Remote Controlled Color
Remote Controlled Color
Multi-Color LED Lightbulb
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Phone Operated Attack Bots
Phone Operated Attack Bots
The App Attacknid App Toy Turns Your Phone into a Remote Control Device
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Remote-Controlled Floor Sweeper
Remote-Controlled Floor Sweeper
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Automated Roof Scrubbers
Automated Roof Scrubbers
The iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot Cuts Down Your Chores
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Controllable Balloon Robots
Controllable Balloon Robots
The Inflatable R2D2 is Fun for Sci-Fi Fans
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Hybrid Headphone Helmets
Hybrid Headphone Helmets
POC's New Receptor Bug Taps Beats by Dre for In-Helmet Audio
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Draganflyer Stabilized Aerial Video System
Draganflyer Stabilized Aerial Video System
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Remote Controlled Live Animals
Remote Controlled Live Animals
Control the Flight of a Pigeon Using Microelectrodes
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Mod Finger-Worn Remotes
Mod Finger-Worn Remotes
The Anticipated iRing Remote Will Offer a Literal "Digital" Experience
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Remote Controlled Pirate Ship
Remote Controlled Pirate Ship
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Amphibious Camera Drones
Amphibious Camera Drones
The HexH2O Drone Can Float On Water and Snap Underwater Images
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Bidet-Fitted Toilet Seats
Bidet-Fitted Toilet Seats
The Kohler C3-230 Replacement Toilet Seat Hoses Off Your Behind
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Remote Controlled Sharks
Remote Controlled Sharks
New ‘Stealth Spies' Act as Underwater Surveillance Vehicles
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Real Remote Controlled Car
Real Remote Controlled Car
Exclusively for Daredevil Riders
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Upside-Down Ocean Drones
Upside-Down Ocean Drones
The Sea-Eye Can Monitor the Oceans Even When it's Tipped Upside-Down
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Spine-Aiding Suits
Spine-Aiding Suits
The ReWalk Exoskeleton is a Recently FDA-Approved Suit for the Disabled
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Hi-Tech Spectacles
Hi-Tech Spectacles
The Nexus Glasses Make Interacting With Your TV as Simple as a Sideways Glance
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Padded Sole Heaters
Padded Sole Heaters
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles Prevent Wet Shoes and Cold Feet
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Camera-Concealing Lanterns
Camera-Concealing Lanterns
This Smart Security Camera System Also Includes a Microphone Feature
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Mini Cyborg Phone Docks
Mini Cyborg Phone Docks
The Helios iOS Device Turns Your Cellular Device into a Robot
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Programmable Kinetic Lighting
Programmable Kinetic Lighting
The Latest LASVIT Lighting Uses Electricity to Move
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Fire-Breathing Dragon Toys
Fire-Breathing Dragon Toys
This Remote Control Dragon Will Make You the Envy of the Entire Area
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Traveling Storage Cushions
Traveling Storage Cushions
The Levenger Pyramid Pillow Props iPads and Stores Gadgets
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Cyborg Insects
Cyborg Insects
UC Berkeley Houses Remote Controlled Live Beetles (UPDATE)
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Camera-Mounted Quadcopters
Camera-Mounted Quadcopters
The DJI Phantom Quadcopter has a Range of 300 Meters
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Sound-Blaring Bicycle Bolts
Sound-Blaring Bicycle Bolts
The Acoustic-Optical Lock Will Help Locate Bikes
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Key-Locating Accessories
Key-Locating Accessories
The Remote Key Finder Tracks Down Lost Items
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Remote Controlled Crawling Hand
Remote Controlled Crawling Hand
The Thing You Always Wanted
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Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
The Spare Shoe Rack Subtly Integrates an Electric Airflow Function
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Luxury DJ Booths
Luxury DJ Booths
The $5500 Homelander
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QuadCopter Remote-Controlled Cars
QuadCopter Remote-Controlled Cars
The B Flying Car by Witold Mielniczek is a Two-in-One Toy
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Remote Controlled Cleaning Devices
Remote Controlled Cleaning Devices
Clean and Kick Up Your Feet with the Electric Mop
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Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
The Black Night Transformer is an Unmanned Helicopter Truck
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Ghetto Blaster Backpacks
Ghetto Blaster Backpacks
The Boompack is a Wearable Multimedia Entertainment Unit for the Streets
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Table Top Tablets
Table Top Tablets
This Coffee Table Touchscreen is a Durable Surface and Giant Computer in One
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