I’ve seen idiot-proof remotes and I’ve seen idiot-proof remotes, but how can you go wrong with one that sports just two buttons like this one, the 1957 Golden Satellite from Motorola?
Powered by a nine-volt battery lurking beneath the pop-off gold-tone base of the unit, it turns the television on and off and rotates the channels. That’s it. Good enough for Joe wage-slave after a hard day’s labors…
… yet elegant enough for a glamorous woman who has clearly left control of the television to her off-camera butler.
Worthy of note: a little something I didn’t know about television in the late 1950’s… apparently UHF was optional and cost extra. See that fine print on the lower right?