Smart remote control from SAVANT

SAVANT SELECT

I saw a lot of different remote controls in my life. But SAVANT SELECT probably is one of the most impressive. Instead of a simple touchscreen it includes iPod Touch! Together with iPod Touch Apps and backlit hard keys the SAVANT SELECT gives to consumers a full control over their SAVANT home automation systems or entertainment areas. Additionally the remote control sports front and rear-facing cameras and includes a Lithium-Ion battery and elegant charging base.

The NETGEAR Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wi-Fi range extender

If you have a weak WiFi signal in some rooms of your apartment of house new NETGEAR Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender will help you to solve that problem. It’s plug into electrical socket and almost plug-n-play in case of your router supports “Push ‘N’ Connect” technology. Just press the “Push ‘N’ Connect” button on your extender and it’ll be pared with router automatically.

The Wi-Fi Range Extender supports WEP, WPA, WPA2 and also can be used as a wireless bridg in case of connection via Ethernet. The price of the WN3000RP is $89.99. But you may find it on Amazon for $75 only!

[via eHomeUpgrade]

iOS app to control EIB/KNX smarthome systems

ayControl KNX

iOS app ayControl offers impressive possibility to control EIB/KNX based home automation systems. It doesn’t need any additional hardware or software. Do, using it you may easily turn your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch into powerful EIB/KNX control panel. So, to manage your home you even shouldn’t be inside it.

To customize ayControl for your needs the application developers offer a free program called iseo Designer 2. Using it you can import ETS group addresses, configure ayControl or create a customized visualization for the iPhone/iPad regarding your EIB/KNX bus system.

As I already mentioned the ayControl is available for iOS only. But there will be market for other platforms like Android or BlackBerry then the ayControl will be ported on them as well.

Universal IR/RF/WiFi Android based remote control

Conspin ANDI-ONE Universal Wi-Fi / IR / RF Controller

Conspin recently introduced its new smart remote control called ANDI-ONE. It’s based on Android 2.1 (Eclair), supports IR, RF and WiFi and allows to control up to 50 devices! The ANDI-ONE sports a 3.5 inch (320*480) LCD display to display different remote control layouts as well as Android’s applications like a photo frame, the watch, weather information, headline news etc. Moreover, it can playback media content to a TV via HDMI and makes VoIP calls thanks built-in microphone and speakers. Additionally the remote control has three-axis accelerometer. So, it can be used as a spatial mouse.

The ANDI-ONE battery can be charged via PC/notebook USB port or using stylish dock. The full charge allows to use it for 20 hours.

Currently there is no any information about availability or price of Conspin ANDI-ONE. Hope it won’t take too much time for producer to bring that fantastic device on the market.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Sony launched HomeShare Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control

Stratus++

After Philips decided to discontinue its line of luxurious Pronto remotes Sony announced the HomeShare Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control. It has built-in IR transmitter and WiFi 802.11b/g adaptor. So, you can control moder AV devices via DLNA and old ones via IR. The HomeShare Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control will be vailable in March for $300. Unfortunately it isn’t universal as I understand. But Sony fans should be happy with it.

[via AutomatedHome]

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