Kameleon 6 Hybrid Remote

Ed. Note: This remote was also featured in our Ultimate Gift Guide

Remember that old candy-bar commercial, "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't"? In the control world, sometimes you feel like a touchpanel, and sometimes you want real buttons. One For All addresses this dilemma with its Kameleon 6 hybrid remote ($50). The bottom half uses smartly laid-out buttons that are perfect for no-look, tactile system control, while the top half has a luminescent display that changes depending on the device being controlled. On the off chance your gear isn't included in the vast set of preprogrammed codes, the remote can do head-to-head learning. Since the Kameleon 6 controls only six devices, serious theater owners will want to look elsewhere. But it can be the perfect solution for that secondary system, decluttering your bedside table or solving dorm-room confusion. Better still, it might be the key to your parents finally figuring out that home theater in a box you bought them last year. ofausa.com

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