Never lose your remote again with the touch of a button. The Remote Retriever, invented by Livingston’s own Pam Thiel, will be featured on CBS Mornings between 8:30 and 9 a.m. CST on Oct. 17. CBS features between 12 and 16 products a month and The Remote Retriever is one of them for the month of October.
“Make sure you add it to your calendar to watch. We can’t wait. I hope you all tune in and send us videos. Get the word out. Share it with everyone. Tell me where you are sharing from,” Thiel said.
A single mother of two sons, Dylan and Hayden, Thiel invented The Remote Retriever, an electronic accessory to help find lost or misplaced remote controls.
“In November of 2019, my nonverbal autistic son, Hayden, lost three remote controls. After purchasing new remotes at $60 each, I thought there has to be an easy way to find a remote. The following year while visiting my Dad, I found out that his remote was missing, too. I ordered him a new one and then another one a few weeks later. This is where the idea for The Remote Retriever was born,” Thiel said.
The Remote Retriever comes in both black and white and retails for $59.99. It is an electronic accessory that helps individuals find lost or misplaced remote controls quickly and easily with the touch of a button using Bluetooth technology up to a 150-foot range. The Remote Retriever includes two components called the base and the tag. The base is attached to the TV or another stationary object such as a TV stand, end table or coffee table and the tag is attached to the remote. Push the button on the base and the tag will emit a sound. Listen for the sound to locate the remote. Once the remote is found, push the button again to turn off the sound. If the button is not pushed after three minutes the sound will turn off automatically.
“The Remote Retriever finds your lost remote quickly, is easy to use and saves valuable time. Plus, it doesn’t require an app, a smart phone, a subscription, GPS or Wi-Fi,” Thiel said. “No matter how many times I see a review, or a video made and posted by a customer, it will always be surreal. I’ll never lose the wow, I did that feeling.”