Lost remote Control is the smallest of crises. Rarely a resentment, usually resolved by flipping out enough bed cushions. It is likely that it took so long to find solutions for the disruptive types. Those solutions are here now, and it’s fun.

Credit to the first Roku: It was only for high-end streaming player models, the initiative to find the remote years ago. But the last few months have seen a small revolution in remote control tracking, with enhancements and improvements and previously undiscovered options – including Roku himself.

The obvious beneficiaries of the small conversion are Apple Pal TV owners. The Siri Remote, a thin low number that is deliberately designed to slide on an unfindable spot, offers no way to disappear using the TV Pul TV Remote app on your phone. (This works in a pinch, but remotes with physical buttons are a better experience than glass-tapping.) An updated version of the hardware, announced in April and sold the following month, stayed off the grid. This is particularly surprising, perhaps, given that Apple Play has designed a so-called U1 chip, whose main job is not long ago. Help to find things.

Fortunately, Apple uses U1 in PullUt1R and AirTrags, the company recently unveiled a response to Tile and other tracking widgets. That’s where Derrick Ansley, who runs the 3D-printing shop PrintSphere Designs, got the chance. Immediately after the announcement of the Aartags, Ansley set to work designing a Slim Siri remote case, which would have a place to smuggle the Aartags on a T-board. It sells both the case itself and the schematics for both previous and current pay generations of hardware, for those who want to print it.

“Because of the thinness of the remote and its tight material, it’s very easy to slide between the cushions,” Ense says of the Apple Pal remote. “Of course, there are a lot of people who don’t know how to lose their remote, but as a 2-year-old father, it’s pretty easy to put it in the wrong place.”

Ansley says it sells a few dozen cases every week, even after an initial rush of orders following the coverage of some tech news sites. And while his business has benefited from Apple’s design decisions, he’s confused that without the inclusion of the U-1 chip, the company doesn’t offer any kind of lifeline for owners of missing remotes.

“Incorporating at least a small speaker into their second-generation Siri remote will help Apple find people,” he says. “Airtag’s U1 capabilities are probably k overkill for the remote, but I’ve told Siri to play the sound on my remote’s Aartag, it’s not enough to find it quickly.”

Although those measures are absent, the Airtag case solution is choosing Steam. This week, subsidiary Ilago announced its Apple Pal TV Siri Remote R5 case, a thick silicone shell that includes an airtag slot. The Elago first took into account the turbulent remote problem, which has a magnet-filled R1 case that lets you sink it safely on any metal surface. “With the introduction of Apple’s new AirTags, we’ve seen a natural sig for a new remote case,” said Michael Limme, general manager of Ilago. “We knew that the demand for such functional cases is important to our customers as to how our R1 case sells.”

Ansley says that in view of its ubiquity, it has received requests from other outsiders, especially Roku. But for some Roku owners, one case is mote; The remote already works for you.

Streaming Grand Dam’s rules for Hidden-and-Seek have always been limited to some top end models but give a nice remedy to those who do pony up. The Roku Ultra and Roku 4 streaming boxes have long had buttons on them that, when pressed, give their respective remotes a reason to mute the sound for a minute or until you get it, whichever comes first. You can also choose from a variety of sounds to create it if you dig into your Roku settings.