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IPhone -Smartphones Function as Remote Controls with RedEye Hardware

September 10, 2010

Smartphones Function as Remote Controls with RedEye Hardware

By Mini Swamy
TMCnet Contributor

The smartphone is really smarter than you think, and the new RedEye Products for the iPhone (News - Alert), iPad, and iPod Touch that ThinkFlood has created has made it even smarter. Armour Home has been chosen as its exclusive U.K. Distributor.

So, what's special about RedEye products? Well, they enable iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to operate as universal remote controls. Think of it, users can now operate any equipment controlled via infrared signals just by using their iPads, iPod Touch or their iPhones., and that means the television, the set top box, DVD, game consoles and much more can be operated remotely.

Glenn McClelland, Armour's MD said that everyone at Armour Home was very excited about the prospect of distributing the new RedEye models because they're such obviously brilliant, well thought out products, with absolutely huge market potential. 

Phil Davis, ThinkFlood vice president of sales, commenting on Armour Home's appointment as distributor said that the company's reputation was outstanding as was its impressive customer list. The decision to appoint Armour Home as RedEye's exclusive U.K. distributor was the easiest that they had ever made.

The RedEye application, which powers both RedEye products, can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Priced at $49 US, the RedEye mini hardware simply plugs into the headphone socket of the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, and requires no batteries because of its unique design (which basically turns the headphone jack of the iDevice into a tiny modem, that sends communication signals and generates its own power). 

ThinkFlood's original RedEye, with multiple user and multi-room ability, costs $188 US. It connects to the user's home Wi-Fi network, and even doubles as a charging dock for iPhones and iPod touch devices. 

ThinkFlood's RedEye remote line is expected to be launched at Armour Home's 2010 Road shows. This year's tour: September 13-October 12 will visit Falkirk, Dublin, Bristol, Bishop's Stortford and Manchester.

The company designs and develops remote control hardware and software. Its RedEye line of networked universal remote control products for mobile phones, MP3 players and tablets offers features and functionality previously available only in remotes costing several times as much.

In a related news release, ThinkFlood and eLink Distribution AG, Germany’s leading supplier of innovative AV and telecommunications products, announced a strategic distribution partnership to meet consumer and reseller demand for RedEye remotes.



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