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Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control
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189 of 195 people found the following review helpful
I am one of those people who usually isn't that bothered about new tech for the most part but occasionally I see some new gadget that makes me thing "I MUST have that" and this is one of those gadgets.

I am a fan of harry potter but not so much that I'll dress up as dumbledore and hang around outside book shops. I think everyone would love the ability to just flick a wand and get a result and this wonderful bit of kit allows you to do just that. As soon as you get your head around the way it works and memorise the different commands (which doesn't take long), you will feel giddy with that childish excitement the first time a command works.

Right, on to the technical stuff. The wand works by copying the infra red code from other remote controls, therefore you can use the wand to control pretty much anything that already uses a remote control (and assuming you have the original remote). The wand "learns" these codes in a very magical way, keeping with the theme. You have to point the wand at the remote and press the button you want to assign that function to a certain gesture of the wand. Just doing this is rather cool in itself.

In general the commands are fairly easy to get to grips with although you do have to get used to the right amount of pressure to use on the tapping motions.

Now, if I could give this product a 4.5 stars I would. There are only a few niggles and they are fairly minor:

1. It is expensive, especially since the inventors were rumbled on dragon's den saying that it only costs £10 to make

2. There aren't enough pre set gestures. There are 13 and it may just be my setup at home but I used all of these for just my TV and my sky box. It would have been nice to be able to control the DVD player too and have everything in one device but as it stands I have managed to assign all of the regularly used functions from 2 remotes into the wand so no need for lots of different remotes

3. The range of gestures is fairly limited (see the product description). The inventors did not make use of twirling actions and a variety of swishes, this would have added to the number of commands you could assign to the wand

4. The wand can be a bit twitchy if you're not careful i.e. you may just be putting the wand down and if you're not careful or if you jerk it too much, you may inadvertantly execute a command but this just takes getting used to to avoid

That's about it really! The appeal of this product is definitely in the fun area and it has most certainly delivered in this promise.

One word of warning though, if you have kids, impress upon them that this isn't a toy. It looks like one but it doesn't feel like one. Just picking it up you can tell it is a serious piece of tech and I wouldn't be confident that it would survive being thrown around the room too much!

Use this wand and you can make the simple act of turning on your tv make you feel like a kid again, grinning in wonder. Go on, buy it, you know you want to.
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2009
Best gadget ever... Really good fun, the only drawback is that it needs two different actions on my TV to change channel because of the way the infrared commands work. But nothing beats the enjoyment of turning Strictly Come Dancing off with an imperious flick of the wrist as you leave the room.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2010
I bought this for my husband, partly as a joke because he is a big Harry Potter fan and partly because we had seen it on Dragon's Den. He loves it!! He found it simple to set up and loves waving it around instead of pressing boring buttons. Yes, now and then he turns the TV on when he means to turn the HiFi down, but that is all part of the fun. Beautifully presented in a box with red lining. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2013
I'm a great fan of a certain teenage wizard and his adventures with you know who, so when I saw this, I just had to have it.

It's great fun to use and really works! It took me a few tries to get it programmed correctly and I never managed to 'get the hang' of a couple of the movements... But my patience was well rewarded.

I can now sit on my sofa and, with a flick of my wrist, control my television, satellite box and stereo because this wand can learn from multiple remotes.

Only complaints-
* A bit pricey for a whim... Hard to justify the price for something I need about as much as I need an extra hole in my head... Only generous Christmas gift cards made this happen.
* Some of the movements are difficult to master or super sensitive. For example, I assigned volume control to the 'rolling wand' movement... If I'm not careful I end up turning the volume up or down as desired but find the wand reversing or exaggerating the effect when I move it to put it down
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2011
Bought this as a stocking filler for my husband after he saw it on Dragons Den and thought it was fabulous. It's certainly kept him quiet and means I can have possession of the main tv remote control! I was really impressed with the quality and the fabulous packaging. A must have for all kids over official child age who love to change channel rather than watch adverts!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2010
i have now got my wand to work after 2 hours of practicing, i still wouldn't have been able to use it, if i hadn't watched the kymera how to videos after which i was an expert in moments, so please watch the videos to save frustration and possibly snapping the wand in two. As everyone has previously said, using it certainly brings a grin to your face. the only thing is, you want to point it at everything and operate it, but because of only having 13 movements and electrical item requires several movements to operate the movements are soon used up, so choose to impress. saying that it is very easy to reprogram to another item.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2014
I bought this for my ex-husband as a christmas present as he is a bit of a Harry Potter fan. I later learned that despite the fact that he is one of the most technical people I know and has worked in the IT and communications industries for decades, he couldn't get this "magic wand" to communicate with his TV. I was disappointed as it really was quite an expensive gadget and it ended up looking like I'd bought him some cheap tat which was never going to work. I'm giving it two stars only because the concept is great and good fun, even if the execution is difficult or non-existant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2014
With only 13 commands, this will not replace my sky & tv remote but as I needed the tv remote for vol & mute I still only have two remotes. It is definitely fun to do a big swish to get the tv guide. I haven't used the double taps as they are the hardest to do. I can do everything with it except fwd rewind and up arrow. I did find that when I programmed it in bits it seemed to lose some of the old ones but I think this was when I was confusing it with my moves. I did it all ok in one lot with no mistakes after two days and having written them all on paper before I started.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2015
Great gadget and so much fun. Instructions make it very clear on how to practice the commands before you instruct the wand to learn your desired remote control for your device. Then you are your very own wizard!
More so for me was the customer service i received from the company. It is without doubt first class!
Take it from me you can buy your product in absolute confidence knowing that if you experience any problems or need any help that you will be dealt with and looked after in a very prompt, kind and professional manner.
FULL MARKS!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2010
I have recently purchased a Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control and after 15 minutes I had used up all 13 actions and this was only for my Sky Box and TV. Just wish there were more than 13 actions so that I could do my home cinema and home air conditioning.

Thinking about it, I don't believe you could have many more than 13 actions unless they combined actions I.E tap followed by clockwise movement or double tap followed by clockwise movement etc... These combo actions would have to be done simultaneously within 1 second of each other. Anyway just a thought of how they could perhaps improve the product.

With all that said, I am very happy with my purchase and no longer require the TV and Sky Box remote I just need my "Magic Wand" with me when watching TV.

I would certainly recommend this item if you have two or maybe three devices you would like to program.

My only advice would be that prior to purchasing this item identify how many buttons you would like to program (count them carefully and think of the ones you press the most) and if its more than 13 then perhaps wait till they maybe bring out the Kymera 2.

GREAT PRODUCT!!
EASY TO PROGRAM!!
PERFECT FOR PROGRAMMING TWO (pushing it THREE) DEVICES!!
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