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Use your iPhone as a Universal Remote

UniversalRemoteI love my Logitech Harmony remote, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t jump on the opportunity to ditch the thing forever and simplify my digital world even further. A new third-party accessory and software combo CLICK HERE for link to app info & download will allow me to do that by turning my iPhone or iPod touch into a Universal remote capable of controlling all of my home theater equipment.

One place where the iPhone’s universal remote app should easily trump the dated Palm version is in user interface. No messing about with a stylus or hit-and-miss finger touch response with Apple’s smartphone. And you’ll be able to create your own custom button configuration by dragging and dropping the appropriate commands from various devices in whatever arrangement you choose. That should make it easier than my physical remote, too, since I won’t have to rely on the pre-arranged layout of the buttons, which is sometimes far from intuitive depending on what device you’re controlling.

 

CES: iHome innovation honored; iPhone becomes remote control!

CES_1CES is upon us, and in keeping with previous years, Apple’s influence on the consumer electronics sector seems set to continue, with a selection of related firms making waves at the giant technology show.iHome – manufacturer of a range of iPod and iPhone products – today announced it has received three CES Innovation Honoree Awards in the categories of Audio Components, Personal Electronics and Home Appliances.

Meanwhile, L5 Technology today introduced the L5 Remote, an accessory and free app that turn any iPhone or iPod touch into a universal remote control for your household gadgets.

Award-winners include the iP1 Speaker System for iPod/iPhone, iA5 App Enhanced iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Speaker System and the iP39 Kitchen Timer and Alarm Clock Radio Speaker System for iPod/iPhone with USB Charging. (Amazon links for the curious).

Category: Audio Components.

Winner:

iP1 Speaker System for iPod/iPhone. Representing the cutting-edge in both digital audio reproduction and industrial design, the iP1 outputs 100 watts of premium sound through custom designed 4-inch woofers and 1-inch silk dome tweeters, all of which are powered by Bongiovi Acoustics’ proprietary Digital Power Station processor.

Category: Personal Electronics

Winner:

iA5 App Enhanced iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Speaker System.
The industry’s first ‘App Enhanced’ iPhone speaker dock that integrates an interactive App with a dedicated bedside alarm clock. The iA5 takes every aspect of the bedside experience and makes it better by offering a wealth of customizable features including alarm settings, sleep pattern tracking, social media updates and much more.

Category: Home Appliances Winner:

Winner:

iP39 Kitchen Timer and FM Alarm Clock Radio Speaker System for iPod/iPhone.
Designed with the look and feel of a premium kitchen appliance with stainless steel accents, the iP39 is both an alarm clock radio and dual bake timer that gives users a place to dock, charge and play music from their iPhone or iPod.

 

Another iPhone as remote control check out the “Remote” App

Description

Control iTunes and Apple TV
using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over your Wi-Fi network. Choose
playlists, songs, and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple
TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. From anywhere in your
home, you can change a song, pick a playlist, or browse your entire library.
With a flick of your finger, you can control the Apple TV interface. Use your
iOS device’s keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on
the Apple TV screen. Then keep tapping to play, fast-forward, rewind, and pause
to your finger’s content. Remote is fully optimized for the stunning Retina
display in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is designed to take advantage of
the large Multi-Touch display on iPad.

Features

• Control iTunes and Apple TV from anywhere in your home

• Browse, listen to, and control your iTunes Match library on Apple TV

• Pause, rewind, fast-forward, shuffle, and adjust the volume from your iPhone,
iPad, or iPod touch

• View album, movie, and TV show artwork

• Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists

• Search your entire iTunes library

• Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers

• Control the volume on each speaker independently

• Use simple gestures to control Apple TV

• Enter text with the keyboard

• Control shared libraries on iTunes and the new Apple TV

Description

Control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over your Wi-Fi network. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. From anywhere in your home, you can change a song, pick a playlist, or browse your entire library. With a flick of your finger, you can control the Apple TV interface. Use your iOS device’s keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen. Then keep tapping to play, fast-forward, rewind, and pause to your finger’s content. Remote is fully optimized for the stunning Retina display in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch display on iPad.

Features
• Control iTunes and Apple TV from anywhere in your home
• Browse, listen to, and control your iTunes Match library on Apple TV
• Pause, rewind, fast-forward, shuffle, and adjust the volume from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• View album, movie, and TV show artwork
• Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists
• Search your entire iTunes library
• Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers
• Control the volume on each speaker independently
• Use simple gestures to control Apple TV
• Enter text with the keyboard
• Control shared libraries on iTunes and the new Apple TV