Universal remote solution for Android only
Griffin Technology and Digit Media have announced today that they have a new universal remote control product that is available now for Android devices. The device is a new Android specific version of the Beacon Universal Remote Control system. The wireless controller portion of the Beacon for Android pairs to the tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth.
The app is then downloaded to the Android device and it gives the user full control over their TV watching right from the device. The device converts Bluetooth signals from the smartphone or tablet into IR signals that components can understand. It will allow control for multiple components and has a touch interface.
The app also gives a complete program guide and allows the user to reads details about the program before they watch. The hardware controller portion supports over 200,000 different devices. The Beacon for Android is shipping right now for $69.99 and the free app portion in on the Android Market now.