The Power to Turn TVs OFF*

About Us

Mitch Altman – Founder


Thanks for buying my invention, TV-B-Gone®, a universal remote control that is designed not only to turn TVs on and off but also to enhance your life. How you enhance your life is totally up to you, but mind if I ask you a couple of questions? Cool, thanks!

How much of the TV that you watch do you really like a lot? If you could choose whatever it is that you’d like to be doing right now, anything at all, what would it be? Was your answer, “Watch TV!”? Whatever your answer was, my wish for you is that you have time in your life to do it. Please make time in your life for what you really like. Better yet, please make time to do what you love. Wouldn’t that be great? Don’t know what you love? Try out a few things, and see what happens.

Me, my life got so much better from watching TV less. As a result, I had enough time to invent TV-B-Gone®! My idea was to give others a similar chance – so I created a fun way to get the message out there that turning a TV on or off really is a choice. Anywhere, anytime. Please, go out there and choose.

My wish is that your TV-B-Gone® remote control will give you a lifetime of practical fun.


Mitch Altman, inventor of TV-B-Gone® universal remote controls

Community Corner

Quotes from satisfied customers:

“I just received my TV-B-Gone® keychain… and I LOVE it!!!! It’s just too much fun!!”

—Dan, Elk River, MN

“My TV-B-Gone® just arrived last night, and I have already started turning off TVs!! Today at lunch, I went to a Hotdog place and sure enough, two TVs were blaring in the background. Needless to say, I had to test my new toy and what do you know, both TVs were turned off in a matter of seconds. The best thing yet was that not a single person noticed. People kept on talking like they had better things to do with their time!!”

—Matt, Salt Lake City, UT

“I am a nurse at a nursing home, and I use TV-B-Gone® to make my job easier, since each room has a different TV, and now I don’t have to search for everyone’s remote control.”

—Patricia, San Jose, CA

“My dad is hard of hearing and the excess noise from random TVs is really tough for him at restaurants. I bought him a TV-B-Gone® for Christmas, and now he can join in on our conversations.”

—Eric, Hernando, FL

“Thanks for a ‘useful’ product. I teach at a high school and when I am in the halls and notice classrooms with televisions on, I turn them off. Great fun. I have fun with it everywhere I go. I have bought two. One for a backup. Keep up the good work”

—Tommy, Estes Park, CO

“I would like to say thank you for making such a great product, today my TV-B-Gone® remote came in the mail. Me, my wife and kids went to the mall to eat and above our head there was this jumbo TV with some adult themed videos playing. I pointed my remote and clicked… It turned off. What joy! Other people that were there with their kids were amazed… “Where did you get that thing?“ I laughed and gave them your web address. Thank you for giving me the power to control what pops on other people’s TV while I have my kids with me – bless you!”

—Glenn, Chicago, IL

“Just wanted you to know that, when I got home from work today, I found my TV-B-Gone® key-ring remote control in my mailbox. Thank you for the prompt mailing! I can’t wait for the next time I go to my doctor’s office so I can turn off the continuous pharmaceutical ad video that runs in his waiting room on the big screen TV that nobody watches. That’s one of many annoying TVs I encounter that I can now do something about, thanks to your product.”

—Rosalind, Northport, AL

“I just bought one as a gift for my mother. She’s just your ordinary sweet little old gray haired, bread baking mom. It may be one of the most delightful gifts she’s ever received. She doesn’t care for technology, and still types or handwrites letters instead of using a computer. I think the thrill of going into a mall and being able to shut up the TVs will be a devilish delight for her.”

—Dan, Sparta, TN

Interesting Links

Turn Off Your TV: There are so many great things to do besides watch TV.

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood: This organization is a thoughtful, practical resource for parents wanting to raise their kids to become wonderful people.

Alternative to TV

Obesity Research: Correlation between watching a lot of TV and body weight

Depression and TV Viewing:: Studies show that short-term pleasure of TV viewing is a trade-off for long-term malaise.