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March Madness: 3 gadgets for accessible channel surfing

March 10, 2014

If you are a fan of basketball and want to catch as many games as you can during March Madness, but controlling a standard remote is challenging, here are a few options:

Griffin Beacon: $18

beacon amazon

Features:

- Connects to your phone through Bluetooth
- Customizable- Controls almost all devices with infrared control signals
- Find your favorite shows (or games) and then watch with just a tap on the onscreen guide
- Can be controlled by 2 devices at one time
- Available for Apple or Android products

(This product has been discontinued but can still be purchased on Amazon.com)

RedEye: $200 (mini = $50)

redeye

Features:

- Connects to your home Wi-Fi network
- Customizable
- Controls almost all devices with infrared control signals
- Each person in your house can use their own smart device as a controller
- Find your favorite shows (or games) and then watch with just a tap on the onscreen guide

The RedEye can be purchased through ThinkFlood.

The Flipper: (big button remote) $26

flipper

Features:

- Works both your TV and cable/ satellite box
- Optional “Favorite Channel” feature allows you to customize
- Set up “Locks” preventing reprogramming the TV
- Simple to set up and use, packaging is frustration free
- Large easy to access buttons

You can purchase the flipper on amazon.com