Turn Your iPhone Into An Universal Remote: IR Hub From Gear4
How about an infrared remote that talks to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad via Bluetooth through a free to download app? GEAR4’s new remote called the Unity Remote, to hit stores in October, can actually do that for you at $99.
The iPhone and iPod Touch would make great universal remotes, except for their sad lack of built-in infrared functionality. There’s more than a few third-parties who will add the functionality to your iOS device for a price, but these usually involve bulky cases or easy-to-lose dongles. But finally we have a solution to that- Unity Remote. Just place it anywhere in your room, and when you send it a command from your iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth, it uses five infrared emitters to blast out the appropriate signals to any home theater device within its 360 degree line of site.
Unity Remote is in reality a IR emitting Hub which can communicate with your iPhone via Bluetooth. The app installed on your iPhone provides a variety of control options and you can use the tilt features or you can hit the screen or that sort of thing and those touches, as well as tilts, will be translated to the engine.