universal remote

LG Optimus Vu II adds universal remote to the phablet mashup

LG Optimus Vu II adds universal remote to the phablet mashup

Infrared is making a comeback, and LG is hoping its new Optimus Vu II special edition - and a companion universal remote app - will earn it pride of place in the living room. Set to arrive in South Korea in September, the Optimus Vu II will control over 300 brands of TV, set-top boxes, A/V equipment and other technology, with the new QRemote app automatically recognizing when you're at home.

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VooMote Zapper iPhone Universal Remote Control Review

VooMote Zapper iPhone Universal Remote Control Review

The device you're about to see is a tiny piece of technology that plugs into the 30-pin port on your iPhone, your iPod Touch, or your iPad. What you'll get when you connect to the application that comes free from the iTunes App Store is a universal remote for essentially any television-connected device you've got in your living room. We've got the original release of the VooMote Zapper here, and what you'll see is only the beginning of your VooMote experience.

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Samsung Smart Touch Control revealed and detailed

Samsung Smart Touch Control revealed and detailed

Samsung has officially dropped details on its upcoming 2012 upgrade to the Smart TV world with its Samsung Smart Touch Control, complete with touchpad, Edge, and voice control. This controller will work with Samsung's entire 2012 range of Smart TV units including the ES8000 which will be the first to be working with this remote's voice recognition engine. Other than that, Samsung TVs, set-top box, and Blu-ray players will all function well with this magic stick.

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Bridge controller hits Kickstarter, controls just about everything

Bridge controller hits Kickstarter, controls just about everything

A bunch of the stuff in your entertainment center probably has has the ability to type for searches and other things. The catch is that most of us lack a remote control that has a keyboard and if you have a bunch of components, you may have a bunch of remotes too. A new device on Kickstarter is aiming to control just about everything with one controller that also has a keyboard.

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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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