Remote controls are popular items in our society, since about half of Americans have four devices just in their living room that need a remote to operate, and they use around 335 million TV remotes. Of course, as with any time-saving device, there are pros and cons to remotes.
Not that long ago, if you wanted to channel surf you had to get up and manually change the channel. With the convenience of a remote, you can kick back on the couch and channel surf all day if you want. Remotes are, of course, portable and if you have an original remote rather than a universal, there are endless functions for the device you're using. Lastly, replacements are easy! If you need a Sony remote control replacement for example, all you need to do is contact the manufacturer or do a simple search. Many people, believe it or not, will just stop using a device if they don't have the remote. It isn't necessary!
Battery replacement can sometimes be annoying for remotes, and there is a limited range where they work. They can also die altogether, in which case you have to find a replacement. In this case, if you need a Sony remote control replacement, you are better off finding an original remote control replacement. Universal remotes, though they seem convenient, often don't have all of the functions for each device. One last con? They get lost easily! Statistics show that if you've misplaced your remote, there's a 50/50 chance you'll find it between your couch cushions, a 4% chance it's in your fridge or freezer, and a 2% chance you've left it outside of in your car.
Although there are pros and cons to them, one cannot undermine how much we need remotes. Take a word of advice from the experts: if your remote dies, find an original replacement! Universal remotes can only do so much.