Add TV Controls to Your Apple TV Remote With Sideclick [Video]

Add TV Controls to Your Apple TV Remote With Sideclick [Video]

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Media streaming devices like the Apple TV come with a remote, but many of those remotes only offer limited functionality, requiring you to use another remote to control your TV. Brett Epstein aims to remedy that with a small attachment that snaps onto your existing remote.

Epstein developed Sideclick, an attachment that snaps on to your existing streaming tv remote, allowing you to power up, control volume, channel, and input source with one cohesive unit.

Epstein states, “When we first got our Roku, I found it really annoying that I still needed my tv remote in addition to my streaming remote to watch tv. It was irritating enough to create my own solution.”

Add TV Controls to Your Apple TV Remote With Sideclick [Video]

Epstein has designed 4 models of Sideclick, each matching the ergonomic design and aesthetics of either the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Stick, and Apple TV remotes. Sideclick snaps on in a second, is comfortable to hold, and uses IR learning technology which can be programmed in a minute or less.

Sideclick also allows you to program multiple devices. For example, if you wanted to power up using your TV but you wanted your volume button to control your sound bar, you can. Anything that uses IR technology can be programmed as a button on the Sideclick.

The device is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. It has raised $72,598 of its $150,000 goal with 30 days to go.

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Add TV Controls to Your Apple TV Remote With Sideclick [Video]
odedo1 - April 23, 2015 at 2:36am
I was thinking about getting it it says that delivery is on October and as we all know that by then the new Apple TV will come out and nobody knows yet how the new remote will look like and its measures so it will be a waste of money if it don't fit, also it's not that expensive so I rather pay an extra $10-20 and make sure that it will fit the new Apple remote which might not even need it on the Apple TV 4.
Manbearpig - April 21, 2015 at 9:45pm
I think it's a good idea. Good job as a business startup. You are at 50% of your pledge goal in 30 days. Don't listen to haters. (
FTW - April 21, 2015 at 9:55pm
I'm not hating, I'm just saying how much of a lifespan this will be before other remotes get it.
FTW - April 21, 2015 at 9:11pm
This won't even matter because remotes will eventually change without making it any bigger than needed.
Ben435i - April 21, 2015 at 6:42pm
Just get a god damn universal remote control and get over it. This is the most retarded and useless product ever
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