Ask Engadget best universal remote

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Marc and Jack, who are going ocean-mad with all of their remote controls. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

Marc wrote

"My home theater currently has seven remote controls, which I'd like to narrow down. I know there are solutions available which are massively arcane, but is there something simple that the crowd can recommend?"

Jack wrote

"Can you recommend a universal remote control that works with a PS3 and Apple TV that doesn't suck?"

Well friends,

  • Gear 4's Unity remote has earned rave reviews thanks to its ease of use and near universal application (except for the PS3)
  • While Griffin's Beacon offers the same capability, but also works with Android devices
  • If you're serious about including the PS3 in your setup, you could splash out on Logitech's Harmony IR-to-Bluetooth adapter.

But perhaps, out there, is something even better. That's where you, the Engadget Faithful come in. Why not share your experience (or your product) in the comments below?

Mobile Miscellany: week of November 12th, 2012