REVIEW: TuneLink Home

Author: Sven Rafferty
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Looking to spew music, audio from your video off your Camera Roll, or even from your Netflix app on your iPhone or iPad? Well, dude, you’re in luck because TuneLink Home is here and it’s pretty much amazing. More than just a way to get audio from your iOS device but also an amazing universal remote the TuneLink Home is very much worth a look and a purchase if not finding high placement on your Christmas list. Read the review and find out why.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Marshall, known for its amps, has brought some more more than just music to your skull with it’s update to the Marshall Headphones Major. These cans bring you a mic and remote to allow you to put Blindside’s latest album on pause while taking a call.

A single press of the button plays, or pauses, your music. When a call is coming it, the press answers that call and another press hangs up the caller and resumes your tunes. Double presses skips forward while a triple press brings you back in time with backing up in your selection. Sorry, there is no quad pressing allowed.

Pricing and more information can be found at Marshall Headphones.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

iHub Calendar

Berlin based nova media today unveiled a maintenance update for iHub Basic for Mac OS X. Version 1.0.3 ensures flawless synchronisation of contacts and calendars with iOS 4.2 and fixes some minor bugs when working with address book groups and large amounts of data. iHub Basic shares contacts and calendars automatically and wirelessly between several Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPod touch in any local network.

iHub Basic can use the integrated MoHub® technology by nova media to set up an ad-hoc WiFi network with just a few clicks. This way, all Macs and iOS devices can be sychronised even if no network is available at all.

Only once license of iHub Basic is required to synchronise data in a local network. Synchronisation with other Macs and iPhones, iPads, iPod touch does not require additional licenses and no extra client software is necessary, neither.

Pricing and Availability:
iHub Basic is available today for Euro 29.95 including VAT (US-$ 29.95 for residents in the US and Canada) at nova media’s website iHub Basic requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher to install. Synchronisation of calendars requires Mac OS X 10.6.x, iOS 3.x on the clients. Synchronisation of contacts requires Mac OS X 10.6.x, iOS 4.x on the clients. Version 1.0.3 is a free update for current users of iHub Basic.

Thursday, May 27, 2010
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We reviewed the Rē Universal Remote back in March and now have some great news for you all. It has been updated with some very sweet features, fixing a few of our cons in fact. Here’s the deets:

  • Transfer part or all of your personalized Rē setup from one iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to another through the popular data transfer program “Bump”, which is incorporated into the Rē App.
  • More brands have been added to the already extensive IR database list.

  • Additional remote editing features and view customization.
  • Includes compatibility with Sony PS3 using the Schmartz wireless Infra-red adapter.

  • Auto-dimming can now be enabled in settings, with automatic activation based upon movement.
  • App specific timer that can control when the iPhone or iPod goes to sleep. V1.1 also offers vibrate on/off and volume control for button click specifically within the Rē app.

Update is free in the App Store for current users.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


New Potato Technologies, an innovator and developer of iPod and iPhone accessories, today introduced FLPR™, a revolutionary new accessory and app that transforms iPhone and iPod touch into a universal remote control. FLPR lets users control multiple electronic devices, including televisions, cable and satellite boxes, stereo systems, lights, ceiling fans and just about anything else that uses an infrared remote control. Available this month from Best Buy stores nationwide, and online at, the revolutionary FLPR replaces a sea of remotes cluttering up the home.

FLPR is a snap to set up. After purchasing the FLPR infrared interface and popping it into the iPhone/iPod touch dock connector, users simply download the free FLPR app from the App Store℠ online store. Once the app is launched, choose the device “type,” select “brand,” “name it” and “use it.” It’s that easy. FLPR comes pre‐programmed with over 14,000 remote control codes, including all major electronics brands.

Unlike other universal remote solutions for iPhone and iPod touch, FLPR’s extensive database of over 14,000 pre‐programmed remote control codes means that you don’t have to spend time learning your existing remotes “button by button.” FLPR works with hundreds of brands of devices out of box with no programming necessary.

FLPR is also a learning remote. If the remote control code for that old television in the guest bedroom is not in the extensive FLPR database, you can easily teach FLPR the code for that old relic, creating a brand new remote.
The user‐friendly, stylish interface of FLPR rivals that of expensive, high‐end universal remotes. What’s more, FLPR can be personalized with the included free background skins. The screen for each device you control can have a distinct look so you can instantly tell the remote for the television apart from the iPod docking sound system.

FLPR has a range of about 30 feet and is powered by the iPhone/iPod touch. The free FLPR app is available now in the iTunes store. For more, visit

The FLPR infrared interface will be available March 4, 2010 at and in‐store nationwide at Best Buy on March 28, 2010 for $79.99.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
NewKinetix Introduces Plug-in Universal Remote Control Accessory for IR Control of AV Devices using the iPhone and iPod touch

NewKinetix LLC, of Portland, Oregon, will be demonstrating their Universal Remote Control, RēTM, at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Rē infrared (IR) hardware accessory plugs into your iPhone or iPod touch mobile digital device and the user interface will be provided by a supporting Rē Universal Remote iPhone application planned to be offered free on the App Store. As users are turning to their iPhone for information and entertainment, an IR universal remote accessory for the iPhone has been highly requested throughout social media platforms, as in’s “5 iPhone Accessories We’re Still Waiting For.”

As a plug-in accessory, the Rē Universal Remote requires no cables, batteries, charging, or network connections to provide complete control of your TV, stereo, DVD player, or most any remote controlled device. Its portability allows you to use it anywhere you go, and it is set up and ready for use with any IR ready AV entertainment device within minutes. The Rē accessory includes an extensive database of IR codes that will control most popular AV entertainment devices. Not only will it eliminate remote control clutter by consolidating all of your remotes into a single unit at your fingertips, but the smart design and functionality of the application software is intended to offer extensive personalization capabilities including:

• Create remotes automatically for each device to be controlled • Customize Activity Remotes to control entertainment activities like “Watch TV” or “Watch Movie”

• Edit button images and button layout on the touch screen • Add buttons and learn IR codes to enhance device remotes

• Setup and playback of button sequences to provide automated device control • Create “Favorites” lists that span multiple sources, so quick access can be personalized for TV channels, CD tracks, movie scenes etc. The Rē is planned for initial availability in North America. For more information on the Rē, you can check out the new Rē web site.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Media Center Voice Enabled Remote Control

Amulet Devices will launch their new second generation voice-enabled Remote control for Windows Media Center at CES 2010 in Las Vegas, running from 7-10 January.

Fully compatible with Microsoft’s new Windows 7 Media Center, as well as supporting existing Windows Vista users, the Amulet Remote uses simple voice commands to provide instant access to any media item in your digital library – music, television programs, movies, home videos and photos.

Building on the company’s previous successful voice-enabled remote for Windows Vista, a CES i-stage nominee, the new product features a sleek new case design, improved voice capability and full IR learning capability.

CEO Garry McMullan said, “CES is the most important show we attend each year, and we can’t wait to let visitors get some hands on experience with our new model. I know they’ll be amazed.”

President, Amulet Devices US Pat Lawless added, “The early feedback from customers who have previewed the new Amulet Remote has been exceptional, and demand is very high. This is the remote Media Center users have been waiting for.”

In conjunction with product availability Amulet Devices are launching an Early Adopter Program (EAP) for a select number of end-users and resellers. Early adopters will have access to the newest Amulet® products and the opportunity to provide suggestions on the features of new products before they are released.

The Windows 7 Amulet Voice Remote is due to ship in Q1 2010 and will retail for $249. For more information, including demonstration videos, visit the company’s website at


Universal Remote Control, Inc., the leader in control system design and manufacturing for home and professional entertainment systems, will introduces the wireless, dual-use KP-900 Wireless Keypad at this Spring’s Electronic House Expo, beginning Mar. 13 in Orlando, Florida.

The KP-900 is a powerful keypad remote that controls all audio and video equipment in a home, simplifying and automating the operation of even the most complex Home Theater system to achieve an extraordinary combination of power and flexibility. It can be mounted on a wall AND used as a handheld remote, making it ideal for retrofitting into homes with existing entertainment systems, as well as for new homes.

Universal Remote Control’s KP-900 Wireless Keypad
Four simple screws attach the KP-900’s bracket to a wall, eliminating the expense and inconvenience of running new wires or opening the wall to add new wires. The keypad can be mounted in any room, and anywhere in a room. It can be used on the wall in its bracket, independently as a handheld, or affixed to a refrigerator or other metal surface thanks to a built-in magnet. The keypad is compatible with iPods and other portable music players, and comes in three decorator-friendly finishes — white, light almond and black.

The KP-900 is equipped with a bright, easy to read, backlit LCD screen, and injection-molded backlit buttons with laser-etched labeling. Six buttons to the right of the screen are labeled based on what a user is watching or listening to, and change accordingly. Someone ‘Watching TV,’ for example, will see a list of buttons useful to that activity. If he selects ‘DVD,’ the buttons will automatically change to control the DVD — making operation of the system simple, fluid and intuitive.

To further enhance customized installation, the keypad comes with three sets of keycaps for the top buttons. One set has no labels. The other two simplify volume control (Volume Up, Mute and Volume Down) and transport control (Seek–, Shuffle and Seek+). They help installers more perfectly adapt the keypad to specific systems and user preferences, and cannot be removed once installed.

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Monday, January 7, 2008
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Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) announced its new NewerTech iPhone Accessory Line consisting of six products that add iPhone functionality and user convenience. The NewerTech iPhone Accessory Line will be debuted at Macworld, held January 15-18, 2008 in San Francisco.

The NewerTech iPhone Accessory Line includes:

  • NewerTech iPhone Speaker Dock & Hands-Free Mic – speaker phone.
  • NewerTech Hands-Free Mic & Earbud – hands-free communication while driving.
  • NewerTech iPhone Mic Extender Cable – mic extender for hands-free use.
  • NewerTech Bass Response Earbuds – noise reduction and sound quality enhancer.
  • NewerTech iPhone Headphone Jack Adapter – links to headphone connectors.
  • NewerTech iPhone and iPod Auto Charger – charges an iPhone or iPod while driving.

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Universal Remote Control, Inc., the leader in control system design and manufacturing for home and professional entertainment systems, introduces the MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote Control, bringing a new level of programming sophistication to the operation of Home Theaters.

MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote Control
Stylish and state-of-the-art, the MX-810 provides Home Theater owners and professional installers with dedicated, custom control over single-room Home Theaters or AV entertainment systems. It’s an ideal remote for single-room Home Theater systems, as well as homes with multiple AV systems and more than one remote control, as each MX-810 remains dedicated to a single room’s equipment, complete with a user-changeable label identifying the room.

The MX-810 is also pragmatic — as easy for owners to use as it is quick for installers to program, achieving a unique synergy of power and flexibility that automates and simplifies the operation of even the most complex Home Theaters.

Featuring Radio Frequency (RF) addressability and a bright, color LCD display, the MX-810’s readiness for programming allows custom installers to put any command on any LCD page, and fully personalize the screen’s iconography for any and every user. The RF capability also eliminates the need to point the remote at whatever it’s activating, or even remain in the line of sight of any equipment. It can control components up to 100 feet away from locations throughout a home, even components concealed in cabinets or behind doors.

Power Plus Compatibility
Equally important, the MX-810 is fully compatible with URC’s pioneering MSC-400 Master System Controller. The MSC-400 seamlessly harnesses the power of sophisticated home entertainment systems, providing installers with options and advantages not otherwise available. It offers triggered macros, RS-232 and relay control, video and voltage sensors, rock-solid Narrow Band RF and many more features — taming systems’ complexity, while delivering unmatched flexibility, automation power, installation speed, and diagnostic capabilities.

The remote’s addressability feature lets it communicate with a specific location or device, like the Master Controller, and comfortably co-exist with other RF remotes in a home, and AV systems in other rooms. Read the rest of this entry »