I still remember when I had to get up from my comfy spot on the couch to change the channel on my old television. So for me, the remote control may be one of the most underrated inventions of the last century. These days, remotes take on all sorts of shapes, not just the typical brick, but also in the form of watches and cell phones.
But the changes don't stop in form factor. Remotes also have greater functionality, and not just for controlling our home theaters.
If you have a Mac laptop or desktop, you can control music and video playback with the super small (and easy-to-lose) Apple Remote... more