Sewell Intros a IR Remote Extender That Piggybacks on Your HDMI Cable

Sewell InjectIRWhat a clever idea! For $44.95, Sewell has a new IR remote extender called InjectIR that attaches to both ends of your HDMI cable connected to your TV and set-top box. The adapter that connects to the TV side provides a cable with an IR receiver and the adapter connected to the set-top box functions [...]

Peel Controls Your A/V Gear Using Your iOS Device and Its ‘Peel Fruit’ Networked IR Blaster

Peel App and Fruit AccessoryYesterday we highlighted Dijit's universal remote app and Bluetooth IR blaster accessory. Well, it turns out another company called Peel has been hard at work on a similar setup, though from all appearances they seem to be a bit further along. Like Dijit, Peel offers an IR blaster accessory (available at your local Apple Store for $99.95), [...]

Dijit Wants to Be Your Smartphone’s Universal Remote App and More

Dijit with Griffin Beacon GraphicLast week I had the opportunity to visit Dijit's San Francisco headquarters. The small startup in a nutshell wants to turn your smartphone or tablet into a customizable universal remote. Sure, we've seen this kind of tech before, but Dijit has an interesting twist. The company has partnered with Griffin to sell a $79 Bluetooth IR [...]

Conspin ANDI-ONE Universal Wi-Fi / IR / RF Controller Runs Android Apps, Handles Your Home Theater Gear

Conspin ANDI-ONEUsing a smartphone as a universal remote is nothing new. However, a remote that runs a smartphone OS like Android (specifically version 2.1) and has the ability to manage your home theater gear (up to 50 devices!) over Wi-Fi, IR, or RF is. So no matter where you are in the house Conspin's ANDI-ONE [PDF] [...]

Dual-sided Motorola NYXboard IR / RF Remote Now Available for Pre-Order

Motorola NYXboard RemotePulse-Eight, a XBMC system builder, has just listed Motorola's NYXboard dual-sided remote up for pre-sale on its website for $59.99 (ETA: 6/27/11). The remote was originally intended for TV set-top box use, but apparently Pulse-Eight talked Motorola into letting it sell the XBMC compatible remote on its own. The NYXboard is IR and RF capable [...]

MerMar Designs Unveils Ether IR, an Ethernet Enabled Universal Remote Control System

MerMar Designs Ether IR PrototypeThe goal for many creating a home theater system is to one day be able to manage the whole system with one remote, and ideally from another room or from a component closest. Well, MerMar Designs may have a solution that will interest you. The "open source electronics" developer has an Ethernet board that has [...]

Gyration R4000 Air Music Remote

Gyration Air Music RemoteAbove is a pic of the Gyration R4000 Air Music Remote that I captured at CONNECTIONS 2008. The notable difference of this model from its predecessor is that it now offers button/screen backlighting (in blue) and an LCD screen display that you can use to scroll through and playback your PC's Windows Media or iTunes [...]