Edited December 3, 2020
at 06:20 AM
You have to select "New and Used (3) From" sold by "Flirc Inc." to get the $14.95 price. This thing hasn't been listed very much and last time it had $14.95 price tag was September 2018. I was interested in turning my PC into a home theater and nothing says that best than being able to turn my PC on with a harmony remote. For desktop or computers specifically, you just have to make sure that the motherboard + OS has a "wake up" feature in order for flirc to work. I believe this is in its own little league.. I don't know of any alternates for it as its a niche product.
If you are looking for an easy way to turn on a device (video game console too) the flirc USB is a great supplement to the harmony remote. You will need a harmony remote to make use of the flirc USB.