Gear4 UnityRemote gives iPhone, iPod touch and iPad universal control

Summary:It's time for another device that turns your iOS device into a universal remote control. Today's release, the UnityRemote, comes from Gear4.

It's time for another device that turns your iOS device into a universal remote control. Today's release, the UnityRemote, comes from Gear4.

Taking advantage of UnityRemote requires only two parts: a free app from the iTunes App Store and the small, circular device (pictured above) that can be placed anywhere in the room. Using Bluetooth, the iOS source communicates with the cylinder, which sends an infrared command in 360 degrees back via five infrared transmitters.

The UnityRemote differs from similar universal remote option as this one focuses solely on controlling TVs, DVD players, cable boxes and other home theater devices rather than searching for specific content and programming.

Available now for $99, the UnityRemote is compatible with iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPod touch 2G/3G and the iPad.

Related coverage on ZDNet:

Topics: Hardware, Apple, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

About

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.