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  • RedEye Makes iPhone a Universal Remote

    Taking Apple's remote app one step further, ThinkFlood's RedEye remote control system allows you to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a universal controller for any component that has an infrared port. The app is free, but requires a $188 infrared base.

    The RedEye system connects to the iPhone via WiFi and replaces virtually all the remote functions for any consumer electronics, home automation, or any device that can be controlled by an IR remote. It has a batch function that allows you to create a macro for something like "watch DVD" that prompts the RedEye base to send a series of commands to the component. It also has a learning mode to add commands for devices that are not included on the codes that can be downloaded from the RedEye website.

    Where the RedEye system really stands out, though, is in its use of the iPhone's accelerometer and multitouch gesture support. In addition to just tapping soft keys, on the screen, you can rock or flip the iPhone/iPod to do things like adjust volume or toggle between TV channels.

    image via ThinkFlood
    This article was originally published in forum thread: RedEye Makes iPhone a Universal Remote started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. starjar's Avatar
      starjar -
      Cool! As other apps as will.
    1. Stargaze's Avatar
      Stargaze -
      RedEye is coming out with a new verion that plugs into the headphone jack called the Red Eye Mini due out in the spring??

      if you look @ any of the logitech remotes they are all around 100+ for them and thats just the basic entry level model which does IR only and requires battaries etc etc... this device looks pretty cool and doubles as a charging dock (those are $30 minimum for an absolute basic dock) so there is value..

      and if your still not satisfied they are offering 15% off and free shipping if you use the following link!


      still a pretty cool concept if i didnt already own a Logitech harmony remote this would certainly be a viable solution!