Posted Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
An entire lot of the popular iPhone IR blaster is suffering from structural issues. A refund or exchange is available to owners.
You may remember the RedEye Mini as the recently launched device capable of turning your iPhone into an infrared remote. It plugs into the phone via the audio jack, creating a customizable and easy to use touchscreen remote.
Unfortunately, an entire batch of the blasters got a recall recently, with ThinkFlood citing structural issues. "We have determined that there is a high likelihood that these units will fail," reads the official recall. "As a result of being improperly secured, circuit boards are coming loose from their housings and being jostled about … resulting in erratic behavior of the unit."
If you have already purchased one of these devices, you'll be able to get a full refund or an exchange for a unit from the next batch, which has the problem fixed. ThinkFlood also states that they've switched manufacturers, so this problem won't happen in the future.
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