Skylink Universal Mini Keychain Remote Control, Black
I almost decided to pass after reading the negative reviews, but when I was in the store, decided to give it a try.
I have this remote for few days now and obviously can't comment on how long the battery will last, but can say few words on installation and use. I have installed the command button inside the central console of my Mitsubishi RVR and it works fine. The garage door opens from the first try, I don't understand why it should work from far away of your garage, but I will leave it to others.
I gave it 4 stars for not having proper installation instructions. The provided "Easy clip" is not very good and I had a short on the first try. Warnings about "you can not reuse it" is not true. I reused it and on second attempt I did split the wires creating a space between two wires and everything went well. In order for the receiver to work well it has to be (or at least the antenna) away from electrical wires and door rails.
If you are using the remote mostly from your car, you can pass a wire from your power supply and not use the "expensive" battery.
March 4, 2013
I purchased this remote for a 1991 sears craftsman opener and it works great. The range is good, I can open it two doors down from my house. The setup was relatively simple, about 15 minutes. Because it is universal, you have to determine what type of settings your opener has (make, toggles, knobs, switches, etc.) the manual tells you what to look for but this is why it takes 15 minutes, you need to determine what you own and setup the universal remote accordingly. It comes with a bracket to mount on a wall or windshield and it even comes with double sided tape. I recommend this remote and I would definitely buy it again.
January 16, 2013
If I could give it ZERO stars - I would
Horrible unit. Got it to replace my Craftsman remote. It was easy to program but the range and reliability were sub par at best. The garage would only open when I was right in front of it and when it did open I had to press the remote repeatedly. A lot of the time it wouldn't even open at all. What a waste of money!! I ended up getting a Chamberlain model KLIK1U, 2 button universal remote from Home Depot and it works great !! I can't find it on their website anymore though. I would star away from theSkylink brand for sure.
September 17, 2011
Truly easy to program
I had a push button "learn" garage door opener. Just had to set the brand type on the remote, open the remote and set the jumper for the brand, press the garage door learn button, press the remote button and done. It works! Ten minutes from opening package and reading instructions and complete programming.
Gave it a 4 for quality because when I removed the battery cover 1 of the four tabs inside snapped.
Lets see how long this thing lasts. Will update if something goes wrong.
October 12, 2009
works just fine
I've used mine for over 3 years now (almost daily) and have not had to change the batteries. Very easy to operate and configure to your own garage door codes.
The only thing is that once in a blue moon I have to press down a couple of times to get the LED button working, which indicates that the signal was sent. Could be the batteries, but, that usually happens when it is freezing cold outside. I have this attached to my motorcycle keys, so it gets the brunt of cold and elements while riding, and performs 98% of the time with one click. The other 2% is with 2 or 3 clicks, but it still opens.
January 7, 2009
Low quality, eats batteries
This tiny remote works fine when you first get it, but will likely stop working within a few months. Replacing the battery might fix the problem, it might not. I've had two, the first one just died one day, and the second needs to have the (rather expensive 12V) battery replaced every 2 months.
Don't let it get cold (near freezing) or it will stop working.
January 6, 2009
it works....for awhile
hi purchased this because i wanted an extra remote.
It worked fine until one day it decided to stop working. I changed the batteries but it still did not work. So i purchased another one. Again, it worked fine, until one day it decided to stop working.
June 4, 2008
Range is not as great as a Stanley product used in the past. The remote does not work when the car is moving like the old one does. Also, it pretty much can only transmit signal in front of the garage while the old one can start opening the door from two houses away.
June 3, 2008
I own a 25-30yr old craftsman garage door opener that only had 1 remote that came with the house. It was discontinued by sears, and there only alternative was to purchase a universal reciever (that would make the one original remote useless, and only came with 1 remote) so i would have to purchase a second remote to match this "universal reciever" at a cost of over $100! for that price it would almost make sence to buy a whole new opener.
This remote works even farther than my original, and i had it set up in 5-10min.
April 12, 2008