Powerful and innovative home theater remotes were everywhere at this year's CES, with companies like Open Peak, Philips, Portal Player, and Synaptics showing off some interesting new concepts that help bring together the diverse devices in a digital home. From clickable scroll wheels to high-res color screens and Wi-Fi capability, this new generation of remotes should make setting up your home theater and accessing digital media easier than ever. Scroll Like an iPod
The clickable wheel on Apple's iPod players has long been a favorite navigation device of people with large music collections. As more households begin accessing those MP3 files in their living rooms, a couple companies are attempting to integrate that interface into remotes.