I had a problem. There’s a ductless air conditioning and heating unit in the back of my house that I would always forget to turn off, so I wanted something that I could use to control it from my smartphone and even automate so it would automatically send an “off” commend every evening. I also didn’t want to spend $100+ on a Logitech Harmony device to get it done. I did a bunch of research and ended up with the VigoRise Universal IR Remote. It works shockingly well for a $17 box from a no-name brand, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to control devices like TVs, cable boxes, DVD players, Blu-ray players, air conditioners, or anything else that uses a normal infrared remote. It’s awesome!

Here’s some additional info from the product page:

  • [Voice Control]Works with Alexa Echo to manage your home devices simply by voice command, saying “Alexa, turn on the air conditioner”, “Alexa, volume down the TV”.
  • [DIY Function] Support DIY to manual learning and create more custom remote template as needed. The DIY function is not applied for voice control.
  • [App Operation] Match with the devices automatically from cloud database, control your home appliance remotely from anywhere.
  • [Timer Setting] Customize the schedule for your family, create activities and scene with multiple devices on the phone, to enjoy the smart life peacefully.
  • [Compatibility] Treat your phone as your remotes anywhere, support 50,000+ IR controlled devices such as TV, Set Top Box, Air conditioner, DVD, Audio, Fans and etc.

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