GEAR4 (http://www.GEAR4.com), has announced the UnityRemote, which will be available in October. It will let you control all electronic devices directly from an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Using the UnityRemote, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners can control everything from TVs to Hi-Fis, Blu-Ray players to digital TV boxes -- anything that has an infrared receiver -- using one single device, according to Tom Dudderidge, CEO of GEAR4.
The UnityRemote consists of two parts. The first is an app, which is downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. The second part is a sleek device that receives Bluetooth and transmits and receives infrared signals. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can not currently send infrared signals, so this device receives a Bluetooth signal from the Apple device and then sends an infrared command in 360 degrees via 5 infrared transmitters to the device to be controlled.
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