NewKinetix will be releasing an accessory and an app named Re to turn your iPhone into Universal Remote control for devices that use Infra Red. The company will be releasing it at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vega. The application comes with a hardware attachment for iPhone (works on ipod too) that throws infra red towards the device while your iPhone screen turns into a remote with all the common buttons on it.
The best thing about this product is that it doesn’t need any batteries, cables, charging or network connection. All you have to do is to attach this to your iphone and control your TV, DVD Player, stereo and other remote controlled devices.
The app offers flexibility and personalization features like adding and deleting buttons, building macros, changing button images and layouts and much more. The company claims that it’s priced well below other WiFi based iPhone remotes and dedicated universal remote controls and offers a greater functionality.
The best part of this application is the ability of building custom macros. Macros are basically sequence of buttons combined in one button. Meaning you can create a single button that’ll will perform many functions upon a single click. You can download the free Re application from Apple app store, however you’ve to buy the hardware attachment. The price is not revealed yet.