Griffin’s new smartphone universal remote control uses Bluetooth to send commands to an IR emitter that sits near your home theater system.
Two notable features of the prototype Bluetooth to IR converter device are that it's battery powered and includes a 360 degree IR blaster. These are key since they give users the freedom to place the transmitter almost anywhere around an entertainment center. The free iPhone remote app built by Dijit was the real highlight though. The UI and functionality was incredibly intuitive, and we especially liked that the setup process doesn't require inputting device model numbers. Instead, users just pick the brand and then test a series of code cycles to see if their components respond.
The TV guide and Netflix integration are also points of distinction over competitors -- since you can select shows or movies to watch directly from the app. Last but not least, your remote settings can be saved and downloaded to as many devices as you like.
Android compatible model.
Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control is designed for Android users, and it is comprised of a hardware device and special software for your Android device. The hardware device connects to your tablet or smartphone using Bluetooth, and converts and transfers your input to your home theatre. As for the compatibility, this app is compatible with 200 000 devices, so there’s a good chance that your device will work with Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control.
iPhone/iPad/iPod (iOS) Model.
- Wireless universal audio/video controller for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
- Low-profile component designed to blend unobtrusively with any decor.
- Use your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad as a powerful universal remote control without dongles or cases.
- Connects to your iOS device via Bluetooth and gives you control of your TV, stereo, and other home entertainment components.
- For use with Dijit's Universal Remote app, a free download from the App Store.
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