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Turning an iPhone Into a Universal Remote: ThinkFlood RedEye

Techstination feature for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Turning an iPhone into a universal remote. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Since people tend to have their iPhones with them all the time...or perhaps an iPod Touch....why not use it for all it's worth. ThinkFlood makes the RedEye. It's a WiFi connected base that wirelessly communicates with your iPhone and sends infrared signals to control your TV, stereo, DVD player and more. And CEO Matt Eagar says that's just the start...

"In the future there's a lot of potential here to control your gear wherever you can get an Internet connection. That's a software update that we're going to be making soon."

The RedEye system costs about 190 dollars. The company is coming out with a less expensive solution as well...

"We have a new product coming out in May called the RedEye Mini which plugs directly into the headphone jack on the iPhone or iPod Touch."

It will sell for under fifty dollars. There is competition. More on that in an upcoming report. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Gadgets | Mobile Devices | Consumer Electronics