Griffin’s Beacon, Universal Remote Control for your iOS

De-clutter your living room and consolidate your remote controls into your iOS device. Griffin’s Beacon converts the Bluetooth signal from your iOS device into an IR signal, allowing universal control over your remote controls. Just download the Dijit app and open up a new world of couch potato-dom. Add different devices, such as receivers, tv remotes, cable devices. Or add different activities with the Dijit, like watch tv and listen to audio.

Just be careful not to opt-in Dijit’s A.I. program. That’s where the app learns your habits, develops a mind of its own and eventually sleeps with your girlfriend. Oh what, you think that’s not gonna happen one day? The robots will rule the earth!!…Griffin’s Beacon retails for $80.

Conspin Andi One

If an Android tablet and a universal remote had a baby, it would be the Andi One by Conspin. Conspin may have developed the first universal remote powered by Android which can utilize RF, IR and WiFi. So not only will you be able to control up to 50 different devices (10,000 are supported) but you can also play Angry Birds while you wait for your home theater to power up.