· What's this I hear about a 'Stun/Kill' button on the remote control?
(Entry last updated on May 29th, 2002)
It was an internal joke. Hugo always wanted a remote control that had a Star-Trek-style "Stun/Kill" button.
A small handful of the early prototypes for the empeg remote (and later, the Rio remote) had one of the buttons labeled as a Stun/Kill button. These were never sold at retail, they were only used for internal testing.
The text was removed from the actual production models, so if you have one now, it's a collector's item.
The Rio version of the Stun/Kill remote looks like this.