Use the Force To Get Your Remote Control
I admit I have done it many times, stare at the remote control with a hand outstretched trying to use the Force to magically move the remote through the air into my hand. I have not found my abilities to use the force at this time, but once I think I stared so hard I almost broke a blood vessel in my eye.
So what are we supposed to do when we sit in a perfectly comfortable chair and realize the remote is twenty feet away. The answer unfortunately does not lie with Luke Skywalker and the Force, think more along the lines of Spiderman. The remote retriever is the answer to this question.
The remote retriever shoots out a magnetic claw that will attach itself to a special fitting on your remote control. When a positive lock on the remote is obtained the Remote Retriever reels the remote into the palm of your hand.
Alas, this is why I will never be a Jedi. I would use the force not for good or evil, but for laziness.