universal remote

Logitech Harmony Link makes a universal remote of your iPad/Android

Logitech Harmony Link makes a universal remote of your iPad/Android

Logitech has announced the Harmony Link, turning your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android device into a universal remote. Pairing an WiFi-enabled IR blaster dongle and custom apps for each platform, the Harmony Link can replace up to eight remotes and supports macros such as "Watch a Movie" to automatically turn on your HDTV, Blu-ray deck, surround system and - if you have a fancy intelligent lighting rig - dim your lights too. The iPad app also includes personalized, in-app TV listings.

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ThinkFlood offers Android RedEye remote control software for public beta

ThinkFlood offers Android RedEye remote control software for public beta

The last time I mentioned RedEye was back in April when they unveiled the RedEye Pro back in April. The only catch to the device was that the universal remote app was only offered for iOS. You do still need an iOS device to configure the RedEye and RedEye Pro hardware, but the company has now launched a public beta for the Android app universal remote control. Anyone can download the Android app right now.

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Griffin and Dijit partner for Beacon Universal Remote Control System

Griffin and Dijit partner for Beacon Universal Remote Control System

There are a bunch of universal remote control apps and hardware on the market for your Apple iOS device today. The latest such device comes by way of Griffin Technology and Dijit and is called the Beacon Universal Remote Control System. The device is a hardware and app combo that promises to deliver full control of your home entertainment system using your iOS device. This system will work with your iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone.

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Andi One universal remote runs Android 2.1

Andi One universal remote runs Android 2.1

There are a bunch of different apps on the market today that will turn your iPhone and Android device into a universal remote control. What we don’t see a bunch of are universal remote controls that run the Android operating system. The Conspin Andi One universal remote is just such an animal.

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Best Buy to open early December 26 with special deals

Best Buy to open early December 26 with special deals

Let's face it gang, we all know that there is a chance that the gadget you asked for Santa to bring you might not be the right gadget. Little details like processor speed and 3G or non-3G version tend to escape the non-geek when they are shopping. If you end up with a gift that came from Best Buy tomorrow that isn’t exactly what you wanted you will have to take it back.

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Pillow Universal Remote Control Costs only $30

Pillow Universal Remote Control Costs only $30

Remote controls are tricky little things. No matter how hard you try, there's always going to be a day that you can't find the one you're looking for. But, a pillow is big enough that you probably don't lose that all the time. Luckily enough, someone was crafty enough, or ingenious enough, to come up with the pillow remote control, so we get the best of both worlds.

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Logitech Harmony 300: universal remote for under $50 [Video]

Logitech Harmony 300: universal remote for under $50 [Video]

Most universal remotes, Logitech reckons, have a "bad reputation" for being tricky to program; that's something the company hopes to amend with the new Logitech Harmony 300.  Capable of replacing up to four remotes, the real interest is in Logitech's newly redesigned myharmony.com setup site that promises easy configuration for over 225,000 devices covering 5,000 brands.

Video demo after the cut

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