Gadgets for the Remote Control Home

Remember what home life was like in the Jetsons?

Well, it’s taken a while to arrive but the home of the future is finally here. Let’s have a look at some remote control gadgets that promise to bring your home into the 21st century.

View the video from Breakfast here… and more details after the break.

Kymera Wand Remote Control

It’s a magic wand that can change television channels at the flick of a wrist. The Kymera Wand blends advanced motion detection technology into a gadget that would look completely at home in a Harry Potter movie. The wand understands 13 different movement “gestures”, each of which can learn and replay the remote control function from any button on almost any existing infra-red (IR) remote control.

Price: $129
Available in New Zealand from:
Product Website:
Rating: 3 out of 5

Control4 Smart Home Control System

The Control4 system makes the smart home of the future a reality today. The system uses a computer hub and remote controls to help you control your music, movies, lights, temperature and security system from anywhere in your home or in the world.
Price: Base system starts at $1199 for controller plus $299 for remote and goes upward from there depending on configuration,
Product Website:
Contact details: Control4, 14 Norman Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 630 7090
Rating: 4 out of 5


The E-Flash EF770 is the ideal fingerprint digital door lock for residential access solutions. No more lost or stolen keys – the EF770 eliminates the need for keys and allows multiple users to be programmed into the lock.
It has an optional wireless door release (remote control) providing added flexibility to the system.
Price: $1200
Available from: Sopers NZ Ltd.
Product Website:
Rating: 4 out of 5.

Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone and the Allshare Application

• Android operating system
• 4″ Super AMOLED screen
• Android market
• HD recording
• Social Hub

Not only is the Samsung Galaxy S one of the best smartphones on the market, you can use it as a remote control for the latest Samsung HDTV’s

Price: $995.00
Available from: Vodafone
Product Website:

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.