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Allot of people might of heard of this one but it can come in handy.
Basically it's for testing most standard remote controls to make sure that all the buttons are working and to check if the batteries are ok.
When you look at the sensor of the remote and press any of the buttons you can't see anything happen as it's invisible to the naked eye (top left in pic), but try doing whilst looking through the camera on your mobile phone. If all the buttons are working and the batteries are fine you will be able to see the remote sensor flickering. Try it