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 …
What do you mean "outside of the USA"? Surely only commies and terrorists even believe that such a place exists?
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..
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.
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.
What a completely idiotic placement for the Micro-USB socket.
I mean seriously.....
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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