ThinkFlood RedEye Universal Remote Uses Your iPhone

ThinkFlood RedEye Universal Remote Uses Your iPhone

Range Govindan
Dec 2, 2009

It's cool to have a universal remote to control your home theater, since it's so frustrating using 3 or 5 different remotes to use each device in your home theater. ThinkFlood's RedEye is something really smart. It's a fail-proof way of transforming your iPhone into a universal remote control.

ThinkFlood's RedEye uses an iPhone dock and an iPhone app to make this work. The dock is controlled using the app via WiFi, which then sends out IR signals to your home theater. This is a great way of reducing the clutter in your living room, by simply using a stylish dock and your iPhone to control your home theater. We know that iPhone users want to use their phones to do basically everything.

The RedEye is available right now for $188. That's not too expensive, since you'll probably spend a bit more if you want to get a good universal remote control. Think about it, the iPhone's touchscreen is top of the line. Combine this with the dock and you get the equivalent of the higher-priced universal remotes at a lower price. The Logitech Harmony 900 will cost you $400 and we've seen multi-featured remote controls costing up to a few thousand dollars. You can tailor the buttons on the iPhone to suit your liking, and you can group devices into single macros, enabling you to do many things with just a touch of your phone. The app can also use some multi-touch gestures and, since it uses a WiFi network, the app can also control other RedEye units in different rooms of your home. RedEye works with any iPhone or iPod Touch, but doesn't support Bluetooth nor Bang & Olufsen devices.

[via Ubergizmo]

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