Turn Your iPhone Into a Universal Remote Control With Rē

A very interesting invention is going to get a red carpet welcome by masses in a couple of weeks from now at the Annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This gadget is called Rē by a Portland based company called NewKinetix. Rē is a universal plug-in accessory for iPhone that can surrogate any other remote control at home.

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It works on Infra–red technology. The Rē remote control comes with an IR accessory along with an iPhone application. This combination lets you take control over anything that is controlled by a remote control. The built–in IR with the help of the iPhone application which instantaneously learns the functionalities and lets you operate any device which can be operated with a remote control without the requirement of batteries, WiFi, or any wiring. Company website states:

"The Rē™ creates a specialized remote control for each entertainment activity you want to control. Activity Remotes are automatically set up to allow you instant access to the right device buttons for watching TV, a DVD movie, or listening to a CD. If you need a special button from a Device Remote, it’s a touch away, or if you use that function often, you can make a copy of the button in your Activity"

To know more and learn about the price of the gadget, we will have to wait for the CES event.

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