Hands On With The Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote [Review]

Ever since the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote came out, we have been lusting after it. Now that we got our hands on one, is it actually worth picking up? Find out in the video review after the break.

Note: The Screwdriver takes two AAA batteries that are accessed by unscrewing two tiny screws hidden in the center of the device. You’ll need a super small Phillips head screwdriver to accomplish this. Why they decided to do this instead of having the bottom just screw into the top is a mystery.

*When I referred to superior Sonic Screwdriver replicas, this is what I had in mind.


  • Control your Earth-based electronics with this timey wimey device
  • Fully functioning programmable infrared remote control
  • Gesture-based remote uses IR to control entertainment systems (but not RF systems like PS3 or Xbox)
  • Store up to 39 programmable gestures over 3 memory banks–that means you can program gestures from just one remote (39 gestures total) or from up to 39 separate remotes (with 1 gesture each)
  • Guided setup teaches you how to use the sonic with spoken prompts
  • Four modes:
  • Practice mode: Learn your gestures
  • Control mode: Control your electronics
  • Quiet Control mode: Control your electronics, quietly
  • FX Mode: 13 authentic special FX sounds from the Doctor Who universe
  • Bright illuminating tip lights up and pulses when in standby
  • Personal lock code lets you keep the power all to yourself
  • Materials: hand-polished die cast metal, ABS plastic, soft-touch plastic, copper plating
  • Compatibility: Virtually all home entertainment systems
  • In the box, you’ll find:
  • Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control
  • High quality presentation display stand with clear cover
  • Full color, illustrated instruction manual
  • Batteries: 2x AAA (not included)
  • Display case dimensions: approx. 10.8″ x 3″ x 2.2″
  • Sonic screwdriver dimensions: 2.33 x 10-17 light years long
  • Weight: 14.8 ounces (0.9 lbs)

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