iPhone Becomes Remote Control

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iPhone Becomes Remote Control


Just when you thought your smartphone is maxed out and can't do much more, along comes the ThinkFlood RedEye mini dongle which allows your iPod Touch or iPhone to become a television remote control. An interesting note about this product is it plugs into the headset jack meaning sound is obviously used to communicate with the dongle which converts the noise to light in order to turn your TV on, off, etc.

This leads us to believe it is a simple matter of additional software to allow this same device to be attached to any other phone in the future. All you need is an additional app which supports your particular phone.

I have mentioned in the past that the ultimate TV experience may be using an iPad to preview multiple channels which can be flicked towards a television. This new gadget is a small step in that direction.

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