The Sidekick Remote control, as reviewed by

The Sideclick Universal Remote Control ($29 at Amazon.)

The Sideclick Universal Remote Control ($29 at Amazon.)

Let's face it — there's a pretty good chance that the remote control that came with your Fire TV — or your Apple TV, or your Roku, or even a Mi Box or Nexus Player — just doesn't cut it. Too few buttons, too few functions.

But you don't want to spring a hundred dollars or more on a proper remote control. So what to do?

Enter the Sidelick. It's a little clip-on with programable buttons that can add a great deal of functionality for just a few bucks. (About $30, actually.)

Read the full Sideclick Remote review at



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  • I want a remote that can control a Roku TV and a Firestick