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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Control your TV with your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Last April I reviewed the RedEye by Thinkflood. It's a device that lets you control your TV, cable box, stereo...etc from an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Since there are constantly new phones on the market, Thinkflood has joined the crowd and just released a new product too. RedEye mini is a portable universal remote adapter for Apple iOS devices. The mini plugs into the headphone jack of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The hardware costs $49 and requires the free download RedEye app.

The company says the RedEye mini can operate anything controlled by infrared signals anywhere such as TVs, cable and satellite receivers, gaming consoles, Blu-ray, DVD and digital media players.

The company really wants to help dudes out who always want to control the remote (at least that is what our wives and girlfriends say about us). I'm told you can turn down the volume on that terrible video in the waiting room at the doctor's office, switch the TV at the bar to the game you actually want to watch or change the channel at your friend's house when they won't hand over the remote. One day someone might even change the channel on KIAH 39's NewsFix newscast.

Coming later this summer, the app will get a free in-app TV program/channel guide too.

- ThinkFlood recalling their iPhone/iPad IR blaster
- ThinkFlood recalls lot of RedEye Mini IR dongles COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here