Top positive review
Good IR and BT remote for cord cutters
July 18, 2018
Very happy to find this remote! I recently cut cable off and moved to a Firestick. This combines a Firestick remote (Bluetooth) and TV remote (InfraRed) functionalities nicely, with a keyboard! I used the Firestick app until I found this. I dont need voice control so its great. Here's why I rated it 4 stars:
1.Combines Firestick and TV remotes into 1, with a keyboard.
2.Rechargeable battery via USB cable.
3.Eight programmable IR buttons.
4.Backlight to see buttons in dark.
5.Keyboard buttons are spaced well, good responding springy feel.
1.No Firestick Voice Control.
2.Instructions not very clear, poor translation.
3.Only 8 programmable IR buttons which means only 3 left after TV Power, Vol+, Vol-, Mute, and Sleep Timer are programmed. If you need more than 3 more functions, groan.
4.IR programming is annoying. Some IR learning had to be repeated a few times until it finally saved the code. My TV remote had to literally touch this remote's head to pass the code.
5.Bluetooth interference. Turning on other BT devices (eg, earbuds, speakers, remotes, etc) may cause this remote to drop its pairing. No quick "reconnect" to the Firestick and you may have to re-pair this remote under Settings.
6.Weirdly the USB charges better from a PC rather than a regular cell phone charging block. Manual says any DC 5V source will charge it.
7.No charging meter or a method to know how much battery charge is left. Red LED light turns off means "fully charged"? For how long?
8.No "Home" button like Firestick remote.
9.Have to hold FN and BACK buttons to return to previous screen, ie go back.
10.The rubber silicon sleeve to hold the remotes is visually abusing. Luckily I dont need it.