Use Your iPhone as a Universal Remote Using L5

Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery

Simply attach a small adaptor, download the app, and you’re ready to go.

There are few oases in the seemingly endless desert of iPhone applications. For every useful piece of software, there’s an app that lets you control the menu on a single Blu-ray disc, or access Twitter by way of the BD-Live menu of Fast and Furious. The L5 Remote looks to be one of the useful ones.

The L5 remote is a hardware and software combination that gives you complete control over your home theater using your iPhone. Simply attach the L5 remote hardware – it adds to the end of your iPhone or iPod Touch – and download the hardware and you’re good to go.

Customization is key with the L5 remote. The software allows the remote functions to be personalized completely. The L5 can be as simple or as complex as you like. As Wade McNary puts it, “This one small device reverses a long trend toward complexity in remote controls.”

The adaptor for the L5 Remote measures an inch and a quarter by just under an inch, and plugs right in to the iPhone’s docking port. After downloading the software, you’ll be guided through a setup process and you’re good to go. The L5 hardware sends out an infrared signal that can control any number of devices at up to a 30 foot range.

Source: L5 Technology

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