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Sevenhugs - Smart Remote - White

Model: SR1AS0WHSKU: 6311764

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool new remote from the future!

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    techgal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My husband and I love gadgets and we're also control freaks, so when we saw the Smart Remote video we were dying to try it. So far so good! We're really enjoying it. Here are some of my observations as one of the first people to try it: - The remote itself is beautiful. I really love the way it looks. And when you hold it in your hand you can really feel the quality. - We mostly own products that Smart Remote supports, but we’ve got a few smart lights and switches that aren’t yet available (IKEA Trafri and Lutron). The current list of compatible smart home devices is bit limited right now, but Sevenhugs says they’ll be adding more devices every month. I'll be eagerly awaiting their Samsung SmartThings integration. - I’ve setup a few universal remotes in my time and this one was by far the fastest and easiest remote I’ve ever set up. The Smart Remote app does a really nice job and it took about 10-15 minutes from start to finish. - We successfully replaced 6 remotes with Smart Remote (woohoo!): TV, cable box, Roku, Blu-ray player, audio receiver and CD changer. A couple of the buttons on our TV and audio receiver were missing, but we were able to add them with infrared learning. We were also able to edit the controls and remove a couple buttons we didn’t need. That’s one of the nice things about a touchscreen remote—everything is customizable! - Smart Remote’s AV Scene feature makes it super simple to control our entertainment center. You just create a scene for each media player you want to watch and all the options appear in a list on Smart Remote. From there, all we need to do is just tap what device we want to watch. Smart Remote will turn on our TV, AVR and whichever media player we selected and switch all the inputs. Really like this one-touch control feature. - Point Mode makes me feel like Harry Potter (at least a little :-). Being able to just point at what you want to control is super cool and also pretty darn convenient. Really innovation tech! - The Room Sensors that make Point Mode possible need to be placed high on your walls and they need to be visible. They aren’t very noticeable on our white walls, but they will stand out a bit if you have dark color walls. Seems like a small price to pay for having the latest and greatest technology though. - Controlling smart lights and plugs is easy and is actually quite a lot of fun now, especially when using Point Mode. The UI is really well done and makes it really fun to play with your lights and try new colors. - If you use Spotify, you’re gonna love the Spotify integration on Smart Remote. It's super convenient to just browse and launch playlists without needing to pull out my phone. - The battery only lasts a day and overnight charging is pretty much required. Small price to pay for everything else this remote does well though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A small but really smart TV remote

    Posted
    Zunderwood
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I’ve been a long-time user of Smart TV Remote-type products, with my last one having been purchased a couple of years ago. That was about the same time we got a new Samsung Smart TV. I found that even with the product integration capabilities of my (now 2 years old) new Smart TV Remote, I still had to default back to the remote that came with my Samsung TV when watching Netflix or Amazon Prime, or any of the other apps that are installed on the TV. Essentially, it became challenging to remember if I needed to short-press or long-press a button on the Smart TV Remote to perform a TV-specific function. It’s doable, but then I had to instruct my wife and/or house visitors on which button did what to get the desired results. I eventually un-programmed the Smart TV Remote to only perform one function and – as I mentioned above – defaulted to the original TV remote for certain functions. Enter the SevenHugs Smart TV Remote. The SevenHugs Remote is quite the size challenged device. I mean that endearingly however. It’s much smaller than my old remote, both length-wise and width-wise. Its charging dock is akin to a dock you’d purchase to charge your smart phone, in this case both Dock and Smart Remote have USB- C type ports. I like that the SevenHugs is using a type-C port as it shows forward thinking on the manufacturer’s part. The Dock essentially is a round base with a male type USB port sticking up at the center. Personally, I would have preferred the Dock to have a cradle form around the USB port to make it easier to park the SevenHugs Remote. I’ve found myself on numerous occasions sliding the bottom of the SevenHugs Remote on the Dock trying to position it properly for charging. I think a cradle-like pocket would alleviate this issue. While not a big issue, I can see the USB port on the Dock getting damaged over time. The Remote arrived with the Remote itself, Charger, Dock, brief instructions, and three room-sensors. Upon unboxing the remote, the instructions prompt you to download the SevenHugs app from the Google Play Store (or iTunes). After authenticating myself to the app, I used the Remote to select our network and to provide the necessary password. After authenticating to the network, I then started adding my home devices using the mobile app. In my case, equipment includes a Samsung Smart TV, Cox Communication DVR, Yamaha Amp, LG 4K DVD player, and two TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi wall plugs. The two TP-Link wall plugs had already been configured in Google Home, so SevenHugs found them easily. The next step was setting up what SevenHugs calls A/V Scenes (not to be confused with Home Scenes, which I’ll describe later). This is where you can link two or more devices together to perform specific functions. I have two A/V Scenes configured right now. I called the first A/V Scene TV-Stereo. This one links our DVR, Yamaha Amp, and Samsung TV. The A/V Scene configuration tool prompts you to identify the following: - which device will be used for viewing. That would be our Samsung TV. None is an option as you may just want to listen to something (like music), - which device will provide the content (Cox Communication DVR in our case), - which device is an A/V receiver if you have one (Yamaha Amp), - which device controls the sound (Yamaha Amp) There are two more options, both for Home Scenes. Remember, Home Scenes differ from the A/V Scenes that I just described above. The first of two Home Scene option prompted me to identify anything that I would like to do when I use the soon-to-be available TV-Stereo A/V Scene – which I haven’t saved, yet. For instance, did I want to automate turning off the lights in the room where my stereo and TV equipment are located. Of course, turning the lights on/off automatically would only be possible if they are Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled and can be remotely controlled. In my case, I set up a Home Scene called Tree to turn off my Christmas Tree (which is connected to a TP-Link Wi-Fi wall plug. The second Home Screen option (remember that I’m still setting up my A/V Scene TV-Stereo) prompts me to identify anything I want to automate after I quit out of TV-Stereo. And yes, I want to turn the Christmas Tree back on. So, I set up Home Scenes for turning the lights on the Tree off and on. Now when I press the A/V Scene to turn the TV-Stereo on, it automatically turns the tree lights off. When I exit TV-Stereo, it turns the tree lights back on. Very cool! By the way, individual Home Scenes aren’t limited to just one function – like turning one set of lights on or off. I could have also turned off our wireless enabled outside lights. At the beginning of my review, I bemoaned that I was still using my Samsung TV remote along with my old Smart Remote because it was tough configuring the old remote to work seamlessly with both the Cox Communication DVR and the Samsung TV. I was, in fact, able to get around this annoyance with the SevenHugs App. Here’s how: After I saved the TV-Stereo A/V Scene, I went back into the configuration app on my cell phone. I went back into the TV-Stereo configuration section and found a couple of options: 1) Edit A/V Scene and 2) Customize Screen Layout (Beta). The Edit A/V Scene put me in the same configuration tool I originally used to create TV-Stereo. The Customize Screen Layout (Beta) shows you – one page at a time – the three screens and related buttons associated with the TV-Stereo function. This includes buttons like Fast Forward, Pause, Record, and so on. In my case, three screens of buttons didn’t provide enough button space to accommodate buttons from my Samsung Remote. With the Beta configuration tool, it allows you to add more screens and, thus, more buttons. So, I added a fourth screen and placed all the necessary Samsung Remote buttons there. So, whenever I use the TV-Stereo function I can swipe between any of four screens to get to the buttons I want. The Customize Screen Layout tool really sold me on the SevenHugs remote even though it is still going through Beta testing. As an aside, I also created a second A/V Scene – this one for my DVD player. In this A/V Scene, devices needed included only the LG DVD Player, Samsung TV, and Yamaha Amp. I didn’t need to include the Cox Communication DVR box. And the three default screens worth of buttons were perfect for this task. The SevenHugs Smart Remote is a pretty darn smart remote and has more functions that I haven’t touched on. So, if you’re in the market for a tool like this, I would give this one a serious look.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Remote To Rule Them All!

    Posted
    HomeWizard
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Like most people, I’ve got a basket with 5 or 6 remotes sitting on my coffee table and it seems ridiculous to have so many controls. I’ve tried Harmony and other options in the past, but had issues with setup and could never get my wife comfortable with using a remote with a lot of buttons. So, I’ve been waiting for a new solution to appear. Also, I recently convinced my wife to try out a few smart home products like smart bulbs in various room in our home, but I’m the only person who typically uses them. She doesn’t always keep her phone with her and hasn’t really taken to using voice control yet. When I talked with my wife about solving our TV and lighting challenges with Smart Remote, she really liked the simple control screens and was open to trying it. After a few days of using Smart Remote now, we’re sold. Turning on everything connected to the TV is super easy. All we need to do is just tap the Roku or cable TV button in the menu and Smart Remote does the rest. My wife is even using our TP-Link smart lights thanks to Smart Remote with Point Mode. She was a little reluctant at first to install sensors on our walls, but it couldn’t be easier to control things now with the proper setup. Just point at the TV or the lights and tap...it works like magic! I’ve also been using Smart Remote to stream Spotify to my Bose speakers, which has been a really nice bonus feature. It’s like having the Spotify app on your remote. I can browse playlists and select music to play, control volume and skip tracks. The only thing it’s missing is the ability to type in searches like you can in the Spotify app. Hopefully they’ll add that functionality soon. A couple other things to be aware of: - The battery life seems pretty short, so you’ll need to get in the habit of charging it up every night. - Point Mode is really handy when you have some smart home devices spread around the room, but you won’t be able to point and control individual devices connected to your TV. If your devices are close together, you’ll need to manually swipe to select which one you want to control. Smart Remote isn’t perfect, but it has surpassed my expectations. Definitely nice to finally have a remote that eliminates clutter and makes controlling things pretty easy and intuitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV and smart home remote! Easy for Everyone!

    Posted
    tobes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Review I was cautiously optimistic about Smart Remote when I first got it, but after a week of use now, I’m happy to report that we just put all our old remotes in a drawer and we’re not looking back. I’ve got a pretty basic TV setup at home (TV, AV Receiver, Roku, cable box, Blu-ray, Xbox) and some smart home devices (Sonos speakers, Philips Hue bulbs, Wemo plugs, Nest thermostat). But my wife and kids and I have grown fed up juggling with multiple remotes to watch something on TV and we also wanted a more convenient way to control our lights and Sonos speakers. SETUP The setup was really easy...a lot easier than I was expecting. You need to download the Sevenhugs Smart Remote app to get started and then add all your devices. It found my Hue, Sonos and Roku when I did a Wi-Fi network scan and I was able to add all my infrared devices in less than 2 minutes. I then set up some AV Scenes. These are like shortcuts to control groups of devices. I set up 5 scenes (Watch Cable TV, Watch Roku, Watch Blu-ray, Play Xbox, and Movie night) and they all appear in a list on the remote. When I tap one, it turns on my TV, AVR and whichever media player I selected and switches to the right AV inputs. Instead of fumbling with multiple remotes, we can just tap one button to start watching. It’s now super quick and easy to control our entertainment center. ROOM SENSOR & POINT MODE To use Point Mode, which gives you the ability to point at something and see the right control interface displayed on Smart Remote, you’ll need to place the three room sensors that came in the box on your walls. They look like white hockey pucks and are battery powered (2 AA per sensor). You can’t just place them anywhere, so make sure you follow the instructions. They need to be placed at least least 6 feet high and they all need to see each other. The packaging includes a bunch of 3M Command strips to stick them to your walls, which makes installation really easy and won’t damage your walls. Once your sensors are calibrated and you activate Point Mode, you need to locate your devices. All you need to do is select the device you want to locate, walk over to that device, and hold Smart Remote where you want to locate it. I created locations for a two groups of lights and my Sonos speaker. As for all my TV devices, Smart Remote recommend that you only locate your list of TV-related scenes (what it calls “AV Scenes”) at your TV. My TV scenes includes: Watch Cable TV, Watch Roku, Watch Blu-ray, Play Xbox, and Movie night. So now when I point at my TV, I see a list of all my available AV Scenes and can activate any one I choose with a tap. The pointing technology is 2D so it doesn’t distinguish between pointing at things that are high or low. And if two devices are located close to each other, Smart Remote will display both devices in the carousel at the top of the remote. All you need to do is swipe left or right to select which one you want to control. Once everything is set up (it took me about 10 minutes), anyone can pick up Smart Remote and just point at what they want to control. I really like how easy it is to use. EVERYDAY USE We’ve been using Smart Remote for a week now and it’s completely changed how we interact with our home. My wife and kids are using our smart lights a lot more and it’s really nice not having to pick up three remotes to just watch TV. The touchscreen takes a little getting use to, but it’s working out well for us now. CONCLUSION If you’re looking for a remote to control your entertainment center and smart home, then you should definitely consider Smart Remote. It’s been a great addition to our home and we’ll probably get another one for our bedroom. Just make sure that Smart Remote is compatible with all the devices you care about most before buying. They have a pretty good compatibility search page on their website and have plans to release a lot more integrations and features in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Part Swiss Army Knife, part bacon...

    Posted
    Windedhiker
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Everything is better with bacon. The Smart Remote is a an amazing little device that made my technology so much more integrated and user friendly. I've paid for my technology, so it is important to have my technology pay me in ease. I've had universal remotes before from Logitech, and Sony, as well as apps on an iPhone. But the problem is, they were all limited in feature sets, compatibility, and NONE of them had positioning. The Smart Remote has brought us one step closer to Jarvis. It is incredibly easy to use, and easy to set up. I have a sea of remotes at my house, and they are all different. Some have a backlight, some wifi, some are "smart", some IR, and the list goes on and on. Home Automation doesn't have any real standard yet, so companies paired their technology across a disparate group of manufacturers, and made them work together with things like SmartThings, Wink, or Alexa. Nobody has wrangled them all like the Smart Remote does. I never had to reprogram it. I also never felt like I was carrying a car battery in my hand, and the haptics were tastefully implemented, not like a cattle prod. Lastly, is the responsiveness of technical support. I have a technology background, so I know what it is like to have tech departments sequestered through a maze of supervisors. They were very responsive, and even if they didn't have background information on my use, they didn't care. They ONLY wanted to make sure I enjoyed their product. I've used the Smart Remote for 6+ months, and if I had used my Logitech remote as frequently as I have the Smart Remote, I would have had to reprogram the remote at least 3-4 times by now. Unlike your traditional Logitech remote, the Smart Remote has glass, and there aren't actual buttons. This enables them to have much better control on the screen space, so when you customize something like creating your own scene, there's room to have features from different devices fit on the screen so you aren't swiping all day long. It is just a really great bit of technology making play time with your remotes, a thing of beauty. It is a Swiss Army Knife because of all the features and vendors they support, and it is integrated together seamlessly, making it just like bacon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use remote that is good for families

    Posted
    Nick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I received my remote a couple weeks ago and was not sure what to expect since this product is pretty new on the market, but it looked pretty sweet and I wanted to give it a try. Set up went reasonably well and took about 20-25 minutes, but I did not install one of the room sensors properly, so I needed to move it to a different wall. There are lots of instructions to follow for setting up the sensors, which I did not read carefully at first, but I did get everything to work on my second attempt. The ‘point at what you want to control’ feature is great for controlling my lights and speakers, but it was not very useful for my TV setup at first. The new software update released earlier this week made that experience a lot better. Now, when I point at my TV, the remote displays a list of all the media player can watch at the press of a button. It’s nice to be able to just tap one button to turn on my TV, Apple TV and AVR and configure the inputs. I have around 10 connected bulbs at home (Hue and Lifx), 2 Sonos speakers, a Yamaha AV Receiver, an Epson projector, an Apple TV, an Xbox, etc. I was able to add them all on Smart Remote without any issue. Adding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices is really easy. It took me a little bit of time to discover all the features and to set everything up with groups, scenes, customizing my interfaces, etc., but when done the remote does a good job of making it pretty easy to control everything. We also love the new Bluetooth trackpad and keyboard features that were just released for Apple TV. You can fly around the screen when browsing menus just like remote that comes with Apple TV. The most important thing for me is that my family has been using it without any issues and seems to enjoy it. The only thing that’s taken a little getting used to is making sure everyone returns the remote to the charging base. I look forward seeing what new features they release in the coming months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart, simple and versatile remote

    Posted
    Jason
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been searching for a universal remote and smart home controller for years now with little success. I’ve tried a few options including Harmony, haven’t found anything that I really like yet. A friend of mine recommended the Sevenhugs remote after backing in the initial Kickstarter campaign. I was skeptical at first, but decided to give it a shot after reading some of the early user reviews comments…and I’m really glad it did. First impression: The level of the design and thought put into the product and all little details is very impressive. It looks great sitting on the charging base, which was a big plus with my wife. Second impression: The touchscreen—it’s the best I’ve used on a remote control and it’s not close. I’ve used a couple remotes from Logitech and also a high-end one from Crestron—they all lacked resolution and responsiveness. The screen on Smart Remote is high quality and really sets it apart from anything else. Software: After going through the setup process, which was a breeze, I was able to add my TV, cable box, Apple TV, Spotify account, Hue lights and TP link plugs in less than 10 minutes. After only a couple days of use, a new software update was released with some cool new features like trackpad control of my Apple TV and the ability to create smart plug groups. I’ve got our Christmas tree lights and a few other strings of lights on smart plugs, which is really convenient. And my wife is really liking how easy it is to turn everything on. She can just point at the TV and tap what device she wants to use and let Smart Remote do the rest. Doesn’t get much easier than that. To wrap this up, it’s been great little product and we plan to get another Sevenhugs remote or two for our bedroom and maybe our dining room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A faster & easier way to control all your devices

    Posted
    Michael
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Very easy to setup and very intuitive to use. I have tried many universal remotes and this one solves almost all my previous issues. I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it is to set up scenes for my Samsung TV, Sonos Soundbar and Apple TV 4K. The touchscreen is very responsive and you can customize all the controls and layout to adapt to your individual needs. My kids love using Spotify on Smart Remote to play music through our Echo. This is a killer feature. They don’t need to bother me to ask for my phone anymore to browse playlists. Sevenhugs recently added a few nice software improvements with a trackpad for Apple TV over Bluetooth and the ability to use a keyboard on Smart Remote to type searches into your Apple TV. The battery life isn’t stellar, but it at least lasts about 24 hours before having to place it on the dock. It’s not too much of an hassle to pop it in there every day. Just need to get my kids in the habit of doing this. Using the Point Mode feature make is really fast to do what you want to do. There’s no need to pull out my phone and launch an app or fumble with a few remotes. Don’t forget to locate your AV Scene list at your TV. If you don’t do this, then it’s pointless to point at your TV and try to control a bunch of individual devices. The company seems to be pushing regular updates, which is very encouraging.They just added support for Amazon Fire TV and Nest thermostat and are promising to add a lot of new things next year. Smart Remote isn’t perfect yet, but it’s great at what it does now and will only get better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SUPER EASY TO USE

    Posted
    Like2Run
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've used universal remote controls for years now, mostly Logitech, and have been reluctant to switch because of the set-up time. But after my girlfriend moved in I HAD to find something more intuitive, or she wouldn't use it. I first set up my Amazon Echo to use Alexa, but there are things that are jut impractical to control with voice only. That's when I found Smart Remote! OMG! First of all, the set-up took me 15 min max, then the point of control technology is straight out of SCIENCE FICTION! WIFI, IR and Biluetooth...It's got everything you need! So far I have installed; Apple TV Xbox TV AVR Wemo smart plug LIFX bulbs Sonos speaker I will definitely get more smart lights though. Smart Remote makes it soooo easy to control them that I want them everywhere. One more thing, the GF loves it and can't stop showing it off to our friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Auriane
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I’ve been using Smart Remote for 2 months now. It took me a bit of time to get to know all features available and to set it up so I can enjoy it the way I need to. Some of the features aren’t easy to find in the app or on the remote. At first, Smart Remote was not meeting all my needs because it couldn’t control my Amazon Fire TV, but Sevenhugs has been great about launching new features and updates every month and they recently released a Bluetooth integration for Amazon Fire TV with a really great trackpad feature. It lets me whip around the screen a lot faster my Fire TV remote. I had some doubts about using a touchscreen remote, but the new trackpad features definitely makes it worth it. I didn’t have the highest expectations heading in, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Smart Remote. Definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for cutting-edge universal remote. Just make sure it supports all the devices you care about most.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonos speaker grouping

    Posted
    Joseph
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Amazing integration with Sonos, it can now group speakers so I can control all volume at once! That separates this remote from other universal remotes especially when adding in point mode. Point mode has also gotten much better and more accurate since the last update, I’ll admit it took a couple days to work out the kinks like my remote continuously restarting itself when it seemed to be overloaded with commands but the great thing I’ve noticed about smarthugs remote is it seemed to be evolving everyday, even without an actual “update” I’ve had Harmonys Logitech and Neeos remote, neither one comes close to this products design and functionality, like i said earlier, point mode and Sonos speaker grouping puts them on another level hands down!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm... Loving it!

    Posted
    IwasHere
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Smart Remote is a great addition to my new flat. Avid TV show binger and Smart Home fan, I realized that I needed something to make my life easier after installing a Sonos Home Theater set-up in addition to my set-up. I use the AV scene to launch my TV (Insignia), Apple TV 4K, Sonos and also added a scene to set-up the mood on my light. It is a life changing experience compared to using 2 remotes, 2 apps every time I want to watch TV. Additionally I realized that I now use more and more the smart light I had, especially playing with colors which is hard to control simply using Alexa. Overall great experience! I recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very convenient and useful

    Posted
    ILUVFREEWIFI
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I have been thinking about getting one of these for a while. This universal remote has it’s own app that makes it easy to set up. Remote was almost fully charged when I got it. Only needed a few minutes to top off the charge. Smart lightning and streaming TV player options very good. And of course TV ones. U can create A/V Scenes to control multiple devices together. And Smart Home Scenes and group multiple lights together. There are also Room Sensors to help speed up use of the remote Like the small size and light weight of the remote. Helps if U don’t have a lot of storage space to work with. Looking forward to spending many hours with this convenient and useful device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    leaning more 5 stars than 4

    Posted
    BrettKB
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this product via Kickstarter and I’d say initially I would have given 3 stars, but they have made some amazing software updates and I’m really glad I purchased early. I’d say I’m leaning more 5 stars than 4. It made using our home’s entertainment room soo much easier. I have multiple TV’s for watching football and now I can easily control them all and my sound system from a single remote. If you have multiple systems set up I’d totally recommend this product. My wife also loves it because now she can easily control our Sonos speakers without my phone. Lastly, I think it looks better than most other remotes - probably the reason I initially pulled the trigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well designed intuitive remote with a few tricks!

    Posted
    rootdir
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The remote offers a great guided experience to setting up all of your components. It’s able to integrate with a lot of smart devices that a traditional multi-function remote wouldn’t be able to, like the LIFX Smartbulbs The “point to control” is really amazing once you set it up, although I wish it was better at handling situations where multiple devices are close to each other, or those in a stack setup. The screen is bright, but a little small to initially get used to. While in beta it has great out of the box support and looking forward for improved “recipe” modes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Marie Kondo of Remotes

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    livingthesandylife
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Sevenhugs Smart Remote has a small sleek dock that takes the guessing out of where my partner left the remote last and allows for easy, consistent charging. In the Marie Kondo of it all it's nice that it has a home to go to when it's not in use. This remote also makes sharing our Sonos speakers a breeze. And the set up was extremely easy! And here's the GAME CHANGER. I was able to preset different home set-ups for all my different activities and moods. I have one set up for TV, Everyday Music, Yoga, Dance Party, Dinner Party... The options are endless!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing remote, it actually controls everything

    Posted
    Jeff
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been hoping for an all in one remote for a long time, we have four remotes in the TV room. I purchased this remote about a month ago and it has solved all of our remote problems. I can do the basics on my computer and ipad and I set this remote up without any problems. It even has a program where I have one button that turns on all the devices to watch TV and one button to play a DVD. The remote adjusts all of the settings for each device. My receiver is a little older and it controls it just fine. I am very pleased with this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very easy setup and works very well!

    Posted
    Rfwins
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love how simple the set up is and the ease to continually add components to the Seven Hugs universal remote. If I had one thing to say negative which is only a slight negative is the size of the actual remote is it’s simply too small make it a tad bigger with a color screen and boom walk off homer! LOVE IT... Mine is currently setup to control : LG Oled Tv Comcast box Sonos Speaker system Nvidia Shield And 2 separate Nest thermostats One thing to note I’m not using the wall pucks so I can’t comment on there performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One remote vs. how many - simplify now

    Posted
    RMGeorge
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I use my remote typically with three devices, a flat screen tv, an Apple TV, and a amplifier. The remote turns everything on and off. I can control the Apple 4k TV (pause, FF, RW, change) and control the Onkyo Amplifier with one remote which is pretty simple to understand. The remote also provides complete control over the Apple TV, Amazon, DirectTV Now, and all the other downloaded apps. The charger for the remote is easy to use. It's so easy that a pet sitter can use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good gift

    Posted
    tmok
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    I bought this as Christmas gift for a friend of mine who recently installed some Hue lights and a Nest. I helped set it up, which went smoother than I was expecting. The Wi-Fi network scan instantly found everything and Apple TV. Creating scenes was simple and straightforward. She loves that she can turn off all the lights and turn off her Nest thermostat with a single button when she wants to leave her condo. The trackpad control for Apple TV works really well. She seems really happy with it and it’s definitely made controlling everything a lot easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend