Having a coffee table littered with remote controls isn't exactly what I'd consider the best look in the world. Searching around for an attractive solution, I managed to find this sweet vintage cigar box at my local thrift shop to store them in.
The cigar box I picked up (pictured above) was around $7 — probably a tad more expensive than I would like, but the colors match so well with my living room decor that I couldn't help myself. It's also big enough to hold all 3 of my controllers — for the TV, receiver, and Apple TV.
Seeing as the whole futuristic gesture-based, Siri-accompanied TV won't be seeing the light of day any time soon, I'm definitely digging this short term solution, since it seems to reduce the convoluted hardware noise that once littered my coffee table.
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(Images: 1. Anthony Nguyen, 2. Sharon Derry of Secret Leaves)