The remote control that comes with your streaming box is fine enough. Like many people, though, you probably wish it came with a couple of buttons for the TV, so you didn’t have to use two clickers every time you sit down to watch something. The Sideclick is a new attachment that adds those missing TV buttons to your streaming box’s remote.
Designed to clip on the side of remotes, it gives you a single column of easy-access buttons for basic TV functions, like changing channels, adjusting volume, and switching to a different input source. That way, it removes the need for multiple remotes, without adding all that much size to the one that came with your Apple TV.
Since the different streaming boxes don’t exactly come with similarly-sized remotes, the Sideclick comes in four versions, each one sized to fit the remotes from Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV, respectively. While it comes with just seven buttons (six of them programmable), it works exactly the same way as universal remotes, so you can get it to work with, pretty much, any media device with a built-in IR receiver. It powers using a pair of AAA batteries.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Sideclick. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $25.