Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

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Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

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Product Highlights
  • Works With Over 200,000 Components
  • Free Dijit App Download
  • Bluetooth Wireless
  • Battery Powered

Your Apple devices already do a lot for you, but now you can add one more thing to their repertoire of superpowers. How about using them to put on a movie, play music or change the channel on your TV?

Griffin Technology's Beacon Universal Remote Control lets you do just that. After a free app download, you can command home entertainment components from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. All-told, the remote works with over 200,000 audio, video and entertainment components -- so we're pretty sure yours should be on the list. With the Beacon, streamlined control and navigation is just an app away!

Control any combination of more than 200,000 components
Download the free Dijit app from the Apple App Store
Bluetooth wireless connection keeps your home theater clutter-free
Powered by four AA batteries that last up to eight weeks
Bluetooth Specification RFCOMM profile
Operating Distance Approximately 30' (9 m)
Infrared Line-of-sight, 180 x 60° field of coverage
Power 4 x AA batteries
Battery Life Up to 8 weeks under heavy usage
Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Griffin TechnologyBeacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
     
    3.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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            • Personal (3)
            • Was this a gift?:
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          4.0

          Great product !!!

          By noFussGuy

          from Montreal

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Uses Standard Batteries

          Best Uses

            Comments about Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch:

            Takes time to program the macros, but once it's set works like charm.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Horrible Product

            By DG

            from Fayetteville, NC

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch:

                  This product only works for very simple systems. A TV and a cable/sat box. Very limited for receivers. Plus it really doesn't learn commands, although Griffin claims that it does. I have spent hours trying to learn a single Sony command. Nothing. It always appears to work, but then it will not. Absolutely no support from either company involved. The Harmony remotes work much better, plus they actually will learn commands. Avoid this product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Love this product!

                  By Clance-Dog

                  from Valencia, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch:

                  Works perfectly, as advertised. The App is VERY customizable and the built-in guide is very useful. With the salvo's I programmed, my family just has to click "Watch Movie", "Watch TV", or "Listen to Music" and each component turns itself on and changes to the correct settings. I control everything from my iPad now.
                  My only negative is that the base unit eats batteries. I wish they offered a power brick as an option. Gonna try to rig something up.
                  The only reason I gave it only 4 stars is the power issue noted above. Other than that, it is a 5!

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                  4.0

                  Work's Well

                  By ILS

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • One remote for all

                  Cons

                  • Bad battery life

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Griffin Technology Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch:

                  Does what is says. However it will be much better once the IPAD specific app is released.
                  Make sure you update the firmware before starting installation.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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