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I’ve looked at a number of devices, including the Gear4 Unity and the ThinkFlood RedEye, that allow you to use an iOS device as a remote control for your TV, DVD player and other AV kit. The Surc is another. However, it takes a slightly different approach. Surc universal remote case for iPhone Instead of using a plug-in …

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Anonymous Coward

Eh?

What do you mean "outside of the USA"? Surely only commies and terrorists even believe that such a place exists?

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Anonymous Coward

Would be nice..

.. if they could combine that with an extra battery in the case.

It brings back frond memories of the Sony Clie FX - that too had remote control built in, and as I had to spend many an evening in hospitals A & E (on account of a son with peanut allergy) it was *excellent* to be able to change the channel..

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Call me

When the iPod touch and iPhone 3 versions are out.

As I have one of each lying around that never leave the house. . Would never clutter up my current main phone with such a fugly case.

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backwards or forwards?

With all the smart TVs and expensive AV kit, you'd think they could put bluetooth onboard...

Or maybe samsung could pop proper infrared in a phone.

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WTF?

What a completely idiotic placement for the Micro-USB socket.

I mean seriously.....

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Does it do 'threading' of actions?

The one thing I liked about those Harmony universal remotes, is the threading of actions:

- switch on tv, switch on dvd player, switch tv to channel x, start dvd player

It was sometimes still a bit kludgy, since some of the commands were toggles (power on/off) -- so if you would say 'toggle power', and your tv was already switched on, your tv would switch off, still switch on the dvd player, etc. :-)

Would be nice if somehow these things would be able to tell the remote 'i'm already switched on' -- or, lower tech, just implement a proper power on/power off command instead of toggle...

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