Even if you don’t know it, you’re thankful for Eugene Polley.
It’s probably not a stretch of the imagination to assume that EVERY guy has benefited from the fruits of his ingenuity. This is why, despite having never met him, we mourn his death on Sunday at the age of 96.
In 1955, Eugene Polley invented the television remote control.
It’s because of him that you can not only remain on your couch for days with countless content options – from television shows and movies to video games – but you can also open garage doors, turn on ceiling fans and hundreds of other applications of the basic principles accredited to Polley.
Hardly his only creation, Polley can also be partially credited with concepts that lead to the DVD, car stereos and many of the advancements in radar technology in use by the Department Of Defense, with whom he worked during World War II.
And that’s why he’s a member of the GuysNation Hall Of Fame.
Want to help make things easier by getting some great remote control action around your house? And possibly save money in the process? We found some deals (actual prices may vary, depending on when you’re reading this article):
This is a contender for hottest remote ever, and although it costs more than my smart phone, it’s going to do some serious work around your house… at a huge discount:
If you’re not looking to spend Video Game Console style cash on a remote control, here’s an option for just your television. Save $100 (originally $250)
For those of you less inclined to spend over $100 on a remote, we found a cool one at 50% off:
Easily adds life to any party or gathering for a fairly small price:
What guy doesn’t like a little extra home automation?
How can you not think a remote control helicopter is cool? It dominates remote control planes, which you’re sure to crash on your first attempt. Plus, this is a great deal: