Would you spend $24.99 for a universal remote control with a built-in bottle opener? How about $12? That’s the bargain basement price that came across our wire when a Groupon dropped into our e-mailbox.


While one remote is decidedly better than three (plus a separate bottle opener), we can’t quite commit to this one. But for $12…. We’re split. Does smart outweigh stupid here? It does open “brown, green and clear bottles,” states the ad copy (whatever the hell that means.)