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Kymera Magic Wand Universal TV Remote

The Wand Universal Remote (Images courtesy The Wand & Tech Digest)
By Brian Liszewski

There are plenty of universal remotes on the market that cost even more than a decently equipped netbook, but do any of them let you act our your Harry Potter-inspired dreams of being a wizard? Well the Kymera Magic Wand does. It works like a standard universal learning remote but thanks to a built-in accelerometer it’s able to recognize “magical gestures” instead of just pushing buttons.

So for example, to turn the volume up or down on your TV you’d simply make clockwise or counter-clockwise gestures with the wand, and to change the channel you’d either flick it up or down. All-in-all there are 13 different gestures recognized by the wand that you can custom-program including big swish, push forward, pull back and even multi-taps.

Now I’m tempted to call this out as being a gag, but there’s nothing revolutionary about the technology being used, and there’s even a pre-order page on the company’s website. So if you think this is as cool as I do, they’ll start shipping on October 1 and you can order one now for about $84. (£49.95)

[ Kymera Magic Wand Universal Remote ] VIA [ Tech Digest ]

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  • richardblakesley

    Glad you like it, Brian!

  • blairf_felgenheimer

    Unless you wanna get punched I would recommend hiding this when you have the guys over to watch football.

  • Charmaine Rabaino

    wow. awesome. i'd like to have one!!haha

  • Tony Marchant

    Everywhere, Harry Potter nerds are cheering.

  • Anna Turkel Cannon

    The huge Harry Potter nerd in me is SCREAMING at me to buy it right this second. But Cody may KILL me.

  • annaleeblysse

    Cute magic wand remote control gizmo…

  • Michael Hunger

    The Kymera Wand Community site is in the making at Working together with the genius wand makers Chris Barnardo and Richard Blakesley of The Wand Company Ltd. we want to provide a place where wand users can get the latest information, share their experiences and stories and discuss anything related to the Kymera Wand. The wandmakers intend to handle their customer care forums and share news and information via our site.

    Happy Casting

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