When you own a variety of TVs and set top boxes you need to own remote controls for these devices which seem to multiple very quickly. If you would prefer to reduce the amount of remote controls you have in your life, a new device called the iRBeacon smart remote might be able to help.
The iRBeacon smart remote uses your Android 4.3 or iOS smartphone to allows you to drop the use of remote controls and simply use your smartphone loaded with the iRBeacon companion app to control whatever devices you like.
The iRBeacon smart remote is available in four colours either aluminium grey, brilliant white, matte black, piano black and is attached to the appliances that you would like to control. Watch the video below to learn more about the iRBeacon project and see it in action.
The iRBeacon project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise $20,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Its creators explain a little more :
“The iRBeacon is the first step towards an intelligent home. It is a smart, elegant and tiny device which combines the infrared technology with the latest Bluetooth Low Energy (very energy efficient, more than a year working time with a single CR2032 coin battery), so the iRBeacon accompanied with the app (iOS, Android) can smart up your devices and replace your remotes in just a few minutes.
Using the latest technology, the list of IoT networks and smart hubs the iRBeacon can cooperate with expands constantly – so you’ll be able to control your device from anywhere in the world. The iRBeacon’s mesh networking capabilities help to overcome any distance so the smarter home has never been easier and closer.”
So if you think the iRBeacon smart remote is something you could benefit from, visit the Indiegogo website now to make a pledge and help iRBeacon become a reality.