By Lisa Johnston
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Next Generation Home Products is introducing a state-of-the-art IR/RF remote control system, called the Around the House remote, that works through walls, floors and doors. Users can control their TVs, VCRs, DVDs and satellites, not only from the room where they're at, but also from any room in the house, emitting signals up to 100 feet.
The system comes complete with an RF receiver, which can be hidden out of sight behind components. This eliminates additional set-top boxes and antennas, as well as the convenience of having just a single remote control for all the components.
The unit works by simply plugging in the RF receiver to the included A/C adapter, attach the ultra-small Bright Eye Emitter in front of the components and program the remote with specific codes. The unit requires two AA alkaline batteries. Suggested retail is $69.95.
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