FLIRC, a small device that adds IR remote support and functionality to the Fire TV, is currently on sale for just $13.95. That is the cheapest price this device has ever been. FLIRC is quite elegant in its simplicity. It allows you to use any IR remote control you own to control your Fire TV. You plug it into a PC or Mac and select Fire TV on its simple configuration interface. You then set a button on your remote to perform each Fire TV remote action. Then just plug FLIRC into the Fire TV’s USB port, and your IR remote will be able to control your Fire TV. You’ll want to pick up a USB extension cable if you don’t already have one since the Fire TV’s USB port is in the back and FLIRC will need to be pointed towards the front.
How responsive is this? Because my logitech 650 lags with my new directv box. But thats directv’s fault (priority on RF instead of IR).
Please note that this price isn’t eligible for Prime. So with shipping costs, it ends up the same as before except you lose out on 2 day shipping