September 29, 2010

EFO 4-In-1 Wireless Combo

In a size smaller than most peripherals, the wireless EFO 4-in-1 combination keyboard, mouse, touchpad and laser pointer works like an HPTC remote. With full QWERTY keyboard, function and multi-media keys, the 60 X 100 X 10mm iPazz Port is compatible with every OS, has a 33 ft. range, is simple to set up and has handy indication lights for signal, data transmission and power. Pre-order for a $10.00 discount and price of $40.00.

(Thanks, Alex)

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August 17, 2010

Crestron UFO-4X Remote

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Look for a new trend in remote controls if Crestron's 2011 release of their UFO-4X is successful. The saucer-shaped device features a 4.3" color touch screen that doubles as a trackpad and virtual keyboard. Control your AV, appliances, lighting, security and other systems up to 200 feet away. Magnets make the remote easily attachable, it can be used in both portrait and landscape mode and Adobe Flash is supported. Expect a hefty $2,000 price.

Via CEPro

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August 4, 2010

Multitalented RF Keyless Remote

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The RF Keyless Entry Remote can substitute for your car, home, garage door or other remotes. Self-learning, it copies fixed codes in only a few seconds. At a mini-price of $7.99, this is the perfect gift for those who tend to lose a remote and panic rather than look for it.

Via Dino Direct

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July 15, 2010

Remote Tracks User Habits

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Arizona State University and Intel have collaborated on a device that identifies the way family members use the remote. Volunteers entered a PIN number, did some channel surfing and the result was that they were traced with 60 - 90% accuracy. Look at it as a way to personalize access or get closer to the era of Big Brother.

Via New Scientist

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July 7, 2010

Sonos iPad Controller

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Sonos just keeps chugging out those kewl accessories for their music systems. This time it is a Controller for the iPad. It features both landscape and portrait modes, a multi-pane view, and an easy search with a virtual keyboard. Beginning in August, the controller will be a free download from the iTunes App Store.

(Thanks, Thomas)

Via Sonos

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June 29, 2010

FlingPC - Wiimote for Computers

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Think of the FlingPC as a Wii for your computer. Compatible with a Windows based system, it has a gyro sensor, trigger button, nunchuck analog control stick and vibration feedback. The Bluetooth enabled remote is available for $109.00.

Via brando

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June 22, 2010

CYCLOPS Universal Remote

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The CYCLOPS was originally conceived as a keyboard for the Genos TV Cable box, but has morphed into an ergonomically correct universal remote. It can connect via Bluetooth to most cell phones, turning it into a modem. Another version is being designed as a video game controller. Genos' founder Rob Shambro first designed it out of Play Dough, proving that great minds need little in the way of tools to be creative.

Via Genos

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May 31, 2010

Smartphone Pass Key Testing at Holiday Inns

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Two Holiday Inns are testing InterContinental Hotels Group technology that allows guests to sneak past the front desk and use their smartphones to open their doors. The Chicago O' Hare Rosemont and Houston Downtown Convention Center locations will feature the technology. IGH exec Bryson Koehler says the company is also testing RFID but feels that the smartphone technology, which can be used with iPhones, Blackberrys and Android phones among others, is more convenient.

Via USA Today

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May 7, 2010

NewKinetix Rē Turns iPhone Into Remote

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Combine your iPhone/iPod touch with the NewKinetix Rē and app and you end up with a universal remote. The $69.99 accessory has an IR code database for easy programming and it works as any other remote with one-button on/off and fave channel listing. Upgradeable, use the Rē at home in every room or at the office.

Via NewKinetic

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January 26, 2010

Funai Multi-Functional Universal I-Remote

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Funai's I-Remote runs on Android 1.5 and has a 7" touch sensitive screen. The universal remote features a WiFi module for Internet access and can be used as a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) to play video clips from PC to TV. It can also be used as a digital photo frame to display both images and videos from an SD card. Look for it sometime this year with a price around $300.00.

Via Hot Hardware

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