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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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Ditch Your Universal Remote for Multiple Remotes

Ditch Your Universal Remote for Multiple Remotes

Most people want to find a way to replace all their remotes for a single universal remote that can do it all. They reason that with a single remote, they can cut down on confusion and annoyance.

Oh, how wrong those universal remote seekers are.

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Peel Fruit ZigBee iPhone remote system up for silent auction

Peel Fruit ZigBee iPhone remote system up for silent auction

How much would you pay for an iPhone remote control? Peel is hoping the answer extends to at least a few hundred; the company is following the unusual approach of putting its first ZigBee-based universal remote systems up for silent auction, testing the water to see just what users reckon it's all worth.

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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.

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Logitech Harmony 650 and 600 budget universal remotes outed

Logitech Harmony 650 and 600 budget universal remotes outed

Logitech have outed two new universal remote controls in their Harmony series, and unlike other models in the line-up they both come in at under $100.  The Logitech Harmony 650 and the Logitech Harmony 600 are pretty much identical, bar the 650 having a color display that's network icon capable.

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Silver PAC evolution 5500 universal remote & SideShow display

Silver PAC evolution 5500 universal remote & SideShow display

Universal remote controls are getting to be so complex that you could reasonably be more entertained by them than you are with what's on your big-screen TV.  Last we heard of Silver PAC they were pushing their eye-catching digital photo frame; now the company is promising an equally distinctive touchscreen remote control for launch at CES 2010, the Silver PAC evolution 5500.  Based around a finger-friendly 4.3-inch display, the evolution 5500 not only controls your Windows Media Center but up to 100 other devices and has SideShow functionality.

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Logitech Harmony 700 universal remote debuts

Logitech Harmony 700 universal remote debuts

I have been using and reviewing Logitech Harmony remotes for years and so far, I have found them to be some of the best universal remotes on the market. The only real downside to most of the Harmony remotes is that they are expensive devices.

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SMK-Link’s Blu-Link Universal Remote Covers Everything, Even the PS3

SMK-Link’s Blu-Link Universal Remote Covers Everything, Even the PS3

Universal remotes are still all the rage, right? Well, SMK-Link is either hoping that's still the case, or that there's still someone out there who hasn't consolidated all of their home entertainment remotes down into one, fancy-looking device. Of course, there's always the little fact that this remote, the Blu-Link, actually controls your PlayStation 3, too. And, according to SMK-Link, they're the first company to do it, while also including other home entertainment devices.

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Logitech Harmony 900 universal remote with RF for out-of-site components

Logitech have unveiled their latest universal remote, the Harmony 900, an RF unit that – with the three bundled IR blasters – can control devices in other rooms or enclosed in cabinets.  The Harmony 900 remote has a full-color touchcreen as well as numerous backlit hardware buttons, and can be set up via an online wizard; Logitech claim battery life of up to a week.

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