A new app for the iPhone and iPod touch was unveiled at CEDIA this week that allows you to control everything from home cinema and hi-fi products to electric blinds.
Called the AirRemote, the app enables you to turn the iPhone into a universal remote control and, according to its creator Steven Moore, it's "The greatest little TV remote you've ever used."
TechRadar was given a demo at CEDIA and it does seem like a great product. Whether it's your television of Sky Box you want to control, the layout that appears on the screen of your iPhone is similar to that of a remote control, and the touch-sensitive buttons make is a cinch to use.
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The way the app works is through the use of WiFi. So, if the products you want to control are not WiFi enabled, then you need to buy a box called the Global Cache.
Connect this up in your home and it will take the IP commands from the iPhone and convert them to either infrared, serial or contact-closure, depending on the system you are trying to control.
"The beauty of the iPod touch or iPhone versus other tablets is that it has bullet-proof WiFi, doesn't need to wait for Windows to boot up, and can be held in a hand," says Moore about his products integration with Apple's handsets.
The app will be available from the Apple App Story 11 July for around £50. If you want the Global Cache box as well, this will cost you a further £100.