Do you facing problems on using your infrared remote control due to the infrared receiver device is too far away? If yes, then you may found this video useful for you.
The following video shows how you can boost the range of infrared remote control. The idea is simply apply a layer of aluminum foil around the infrared LED so that all infrared waves are reflected to the central to make the waves even stronger and move further.Theoretically, you can try this on any infrared remote control including you game console’s remote control (e.g. Wii). It should work without any problem. Remember not to short circuit the infrared LED!