By Richard Shim, Staff Writer, CNET News.com
A keychain gadget allows people to turn off most televisions, whose flashing images and background drone inventor Mitch Altman compares to second-hand smoke. Baseball fans during a pennant chase might disagree, but the TV-B-Gone universal remote control may be fun for its kitschy and, most importantly, discreet appeal. While not the first device of its kind, the $14.99 gadget is inexpensive and can turn off every model of U.S., Asian and European television, according to the company, San Francisco-based Cornfield Electronics.
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