SideClick: Your Chromecast's best friend

By Ben Schoon

March 29, 2021

The Chromecast with Google TV is one of the best streamers on the market today, but as with most add-on devices, it means adding another remote to the living room.

Who wants another one of these laying around?

SideClick is essentially a miniaturized universal remote that handles vital functions of your TV or soundbar. It can duplicate the IR output of your original remote, adding it to your “new” remote.

It has buttons for power, volume up and down, up and down arrows, inputs, and "A" and "B" buttons that can be programmed to whatever function you wish.

The color matches the “Snow” Chromecast almost perfectly but wouldn’t look nearly as good on the “Sky” or “Sunrise” options.

It might not be for everyone but at $24.99, I think its utility justifies the cost.