I can’t tell you how often my kids run off with the TV remote, I often end up finding it hidden in their bedrooms or buried underneath the couch. Do you ever lose your remote?
We’ve partnered with software developer Dijit to turn your favorite iOS or smartphone device into a universal remote! How’s that for the perfect solution?
Beacon turns an iOS or smartphone device into a handy, easy-to-use remote for home entertainment systems—handy because you always know where it is: your pocket. It lets your iOS or mobile device control every component in your home entertainment system by converting Bluetooth signals from your device to the infrared commands your components are expecting. Beacon pairs your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) or smartphone with Dijit’s Universal Remote App, putting complete control of your home entertainment center in the palm of your hand. There are no bulky cases or dongles, no messy wires or cables.
Setup and pairing is simple. Paired with Beacon via Bluetooth, your smartphone is just a few taps away from using Dijit’s intuitive Programming Guide. Your Multi-Touch or touch screen display is the remote. You can change channels, volume, input, program your DVR, and lots, lots more.
Never go hunting for your remote again!
Pricing and Availability
Beacon, $79.99, will be available May 2011.
Going to CES?
CES attendees can preview Beacon at the Griffin booth, iLounge Pavillion — North Hall #4727, and in the Dijit booth, iLounge Pavilion — North Hall #4137.