Using your iPhone as a universal remote is a cool idea, and with the new RedEye adapter, you don’t even have to give up your data port.
The first RedEye device that came out from ThinkFlood was a great idea with a clunky execution. Using your iPhone as a remote meant giving up your dock connector. That meant no charging, and no connecting to anything else. In short, it was less than optimal.
The newest iteration of RedEye, dubbed the RedEye Mini, solves that problem. Rather than plugging a bulky connector into the coveted iPhone port, you need only attach a small antenna like adapter to the headphone jack. It’s a small attachment, and it plugs into a port you don’t need active while watching TV or Blu-rays.
Of course, the RedEye software is still free to download and incredibly customizable. You can set it up however you like, even utilizing multi-touch and accelerometer functions. Even better, you can add your own custom macro buttons.
ThinkFlood’s new RedEye Mini will be available this spring for just under $50.