Satechi Dongle has turned universal remotes from iOS devices.
The maker of accessories from San Diego launched an innovative Universal Remote dongle. Such unit is plugged into the headphone jack of any device with the most recent iOS, and together with an app called RemoteBean, it can be used as a remote control of any electronic around the home with infrared sensors, including DVRs and TVs. Satechi claims that many devices are supported, if not, then a learning mode can be utilized to some associated commands. The dongle shall be working with RemoteBean. Also, the RemoteBean has a file of many products from big manufacturers. For devices that are not in the list, there is a learning function that provides support for the less but common ones.
iOS devices have already been famous for controlling everything – from home entertainment to UAVs. The systems usually rely on the WiFi capabilities which are built in iOS devices. They can overrule household devices controls that are typically relying on infrared.
Configuration of the app involves having an activation code as an input. Then download the remote layouts as necessary. The dongle is now on sale for $25 and it may soon go up to $40. The app is available for free and is expected to work with any device that has the recent iOS devices. First generation iPhones are excluded. In the meantime, there is no iPad interface yet.
Infrared dongles are not new for Satiche. It has L5 Remote and VooMote One which are already around for more than a year. With $25 as an initial price, the Satiche Universal Remote dongle is the most inexpensive and more compact than the mentioned items of Satiche.