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Wireless RF Remote Control Extender Review

by April 10, 2005
  • Product Name: Wireless RF Remote Control Extender
  • Manufacturer: Next Generation Home Products, Inc.
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: April 10, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 59.95

Features

  • Works with most AA and AAA powered remotes
  • Receiver has built in charger
  • Available in 433 MHz or 418 MHz
  • Triple eye IR emitter
  • 100+ feet (30 meter) range
  • Includes external bright eye emitter

Specifications
Operating Range:
100+ feet (30+ meters)
Operating Frequency: 433.92 MHz
FCC ID: SB7AAA

AC Adapter Input: 110 VAC, 60 Hz
AC Adapter Output: 12 VDC, Minimum 100mA
Battery: 1.5V 2/3 AAA (rechargeable)

Pros

  • Easier to use than anything else in your system
  • Handles a majority of remote control codes
  • Spare battery and built-in recharger
  • Exceptionally long range (100+ feet)
  • Works with AA or AAA battery powered remotes

Cons

  • Not yet compatible with Universal Remote brand MX series remote controls
  • Upgrade remotes and you may need to send in for a replacement transmitter

Introduction

Very seldom do I catch myself uttering the word "genius" silently to myself as I'm reviewing a piece of equipment. I have to say, I had my doubts about the Remote Control Extender when it was first brought to my attention last month. How can an IR remote control be automatically converted into a wireless RF remote simply by installing a battery/transmitter device in the unit itself? It just didn't make sense until Bob Dolatowski, President of Next Generation Home Products, Inc explained his product to us in detail.

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About the author:

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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