Streaming set-top boxes are the go-to solution for cord cutters yet as with any new audio / video device, it means adding another remote control to the mix. True Bloom has come up with a clever solution to the set-top box conundrum – an add-on accessory for your existing media streamer remote that’ll allow you to put away your television controller (and perhaps others, too).
Sideclick snaps onto your existing streaming remote, adding additional buttons that can be used to control your television and external audio source (if applicable).
There are four models available, one for each of the four most popular streaming devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Each version allows the primary streaming remote to snap right into place and through the use of IR learning technology, the add-on remote can be programmed in less than a minute.
Again, it can be programmed to control multiple devices meaning you can power up your television then your stereo receiver or sound bar to control the volume. Each Sideclick is designed to resemble the remote it will be paired with and best yet, it’s much cheaper than most universal remotes.
Pricing starts at $25 on Kickstarter for a single Sideclick (you specify the model). The campaign has already raised more than $80,000 but still has a long way to go to reach its $150,000 funding goal. With 27 days remaining, however, there’s a solid chance that this could get funded.