Beacon ($79.99) turns an iOS or smartphone device into a handy, easy-to-use remote for home entertainment systems—handy because you always know where it is: your pocket. It lets your iOS or mobile device control every component in your home entertainment system by converting Bluetooth signals from your device to the infrared commands your components are expecting. Beacon pairs your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) or smartphone with Dijit’s Universal Remote App, putting complete control of your home entertainment center in the palm of your hand. There are no bulky cases or dongles, no messy wires or cables.
Setup and pairing is simple. Paired with Beacon via Bluetooth, your smartphone is just a few taps away from using Dijit’s intuitive Programming Guide. Your Multi-Touch or touch screen display is the remote. You can change channels, volume, input, program your DVR, and lots, lots more.
The device will be available in May 2011.