We've done a lot of work helping you perfect your media centre, but your friends may not think it's as cool as you do once they actually try to use it. For their sake, consider a temporary remote control sleeve.
Lifestyle blog Divine Caroline's simple trick for babysitters unfamiliar with the house's remote control: cut out the important sections of the remote with construction paper and label what each part does in plain English.
It's super useful when you have multiple remotes that control different things, like in the above picture. We imagine it would also be useful if you've got something like the tornado of buttons known as the Logitech Harmony One too. Slide it off to use the more advanced functions of the remote, and put it back on when your tech-challenged family member takes over the living room — everybody wins. It's a bit silly, sure, but you can argue its effectiveness. Got any other technology simplifying hacks? Let us know in the comments.