TV-B-Gone

TV-B-Gone

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 250 million television sets in the U.S. and we can guess that the majority of them are turned on a lot of the time. All in all, this is not bad (heck, we enjoy a good movie as much as anyone else) but there are some occasions when you just need to do everyone a favor and turn the TV off. A certain portion of television content is just plain questionable and about as healthy as second-hand smoke.

Enter the TV-B-Gone, a small television remote that hangs on your keychain and turns off virtually any television with the press of button. “Now, what would be the purpose of such a device?” you may be asking yourself. Well, without revealing too much of our devious nature we can think of a few things. Imagine sports bars or annoying talking head shows that appear on monitors at the airport. Add to that your own creativity and we’re pretty sure you’ll come up with some ideas. All you need to do is press the button and keep pointing it at the TV until it turns off (which may take up to 69 seconds). The next 69 seconds will be spent quietly, or not so quietly, enjoying the perplexed expressions of the TV automatons.

To win the TV-B-Gone, be the first to leave a comment with the correct answer to the following question: “How many people chose ‘Built into DirectTV Receiver’ in the Poll asking ‘What kind of DVR do you have’?”

Good luck and remember if you’re not the first comment that we’ll pick from all entries at the end of the week for one last prize.

Price: $14.99-$17.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)