Turn Your iPhone Into a Truly Universal Remote

Turn Your iPhone Into a Truly Universal Remote

Taryn Williford
Jan 5, 2010

No, this app isn't geared towards a specific brand of products. With this free app and a store-bought attachment, you can control nearly any device in your house with your iPhone—without WiFi.

As if your iPhone didn't do enough, now you can use it to control your TV, DVD player, DVR, cable box, speaker system and anything else that responds to infrared, thanks to company L5 Technology. (It also works with the iPod Touch!)

Once you download the free app from the iTunes App Store and purchase a $49.95 L5 Remote attachment (available at retailers and L5remote.com), you're well on your way to pure remote-less bliss.

Setup is reportedly a breeze, using a drag-and-drop feature to customize your remote interface to only the devices you need to use daily. It will work up to a distance of 30 feet, without WiFi.

And don't worry about not having enough space for all your remote needs. The L5 remote has a 1000 remote capacity.

The L5 Remote attachment doesn't require any batteries or external power to work (that's a good thing—no charging!), but we would wage it'll drain your iPhone battery pretty quickly. A small price to pay for a clutter-free coffee table.

Sign up to be notified when the app and attachment become available through L5 Technology's site.

Via GeekSugar.com

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