A remote control is a hand-held device for controlling mechanisms across a varied distance, predating voice-command technology.
In 2152, Malcolm Reed used a remote control to detonate, from the bridge of Enterprise NX-01, an explosive device near a group of plasma canisters aboard an automated repair station. (ENT: "Dead Stop")
In 2270, an Orion lieutenant offered to rig a remote control device to detonate dilithium explosives on an asteroid's surface. The captain declined, saying he wanted to see the look on Kirk's face when he informed him of their mutual demise. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")
In 2376, B'Elanna Torres gave a television with a remote control to Tom Paris as a gift. Although she attempted to give the TV set a 1950s authenticity, remote controls were not available with TV sets until the early-1960s. (VOY: "Memorial")