Given how the batteries in our remote control always seem to give out at the most inconvenient times, we love the idea of this solar powered remote from Powerplus. This universal remote control can charge from direct sunlight and ambient light from artificial sources for those of us who don't have sunny living rooms.
The Leopard Remote Control has 34 function buttons and claims to be easy to program for a variety of TV models. The solar panel charges an internal lithium-ion battery, storing the electrical power until needed. The remote charges faster if left in direct sunlight but will also charge from artificial light sources. Unfortunately, this great product doesn't seem to be available for order here in the US, but you lucky readers in the UK can pick one for only £9.99.