Best remote control?

With limited overall experience, I’d vote for Octave Audio in Germany. Heavy as a brick and only two big buttons. You?
My Jolida amplifier remote control is all metal, weighs about a pound, has four "buttons" that are actually small ball bearings. It also says "remote control" on it. The CD remote is of the same characteristics but weighs more and has three rows of eight ball bearings. The only down side of all this is having to remove four screws and the back covers to replace or check batteries.
The remote that came with my Simaudio I-5 LE could double as a self-defense weapon.