We use our iPhones and smartphones for just about everything. The conveniences just keep piling on for having one. Adding to them, is the Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control. We are going to be seeing a lot of these types devices soon; The kind that pair a piece of hardware with an app for virtually unlimited uses. Griffin is ahead of the curve with this one.
Beacon turns an iOS or smartphone device into a handy, easy-to-use remote for home entertainment systems by converting Bluetooth signals from your device to the infrared commands your components are expecting. Beacon pairs your iOS device 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.
The Dijit app uses a constantly updated device code library to make setting up controls for your TV, set-top box, sound system, media players and more simple and intuitive. For components not yet included in Dijit’s library, the app also includes an integrated learning feature.
Available May 2011 for $79.99