The super remote that changes your TV forever



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Samuel Beek
Samuel Beek@samuelbeek · Product Manager at WeTransfer.
I like the software part of the product, but don't really get why I should use another touch screen device while I have an iPhone in my pocket at anytime. Why did you choose to make a standalone device instead of an app and a small "box" (I imagine you need an infrared thing pointed at the TV) ?
Joe Farish
Joe Farish@joefarish · @joefarish
@samuelbeek It has an IR blaster, which iPhones don't have
Mike Bestvina
Mike Bestvina@mbesto · Professional Utility Infielder
@samuelbeek @joefarish why not just stick an IR blaster on an iPhone? Seems like a no brainer. Btw - hi joe ;)
Samuel Beek
Samuel Beek@samuelbeek · Product Manager at WeTransfer.
@mbesto yes :) but I'd like to use this software
Joe Farish
Joe Farish@joefarish · @joefarish
@samuelbeek @mbesto Or just use an Android phone with a built in IR blaster :p
Jack Smith
Jack SmithPro@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
price makes it crazy for me. I don't get why they didn't just build something that attaches to your iphone if they needed additional functionality.
James Koole
James Koole@deleted-21562
My cable box (a Motorola) already has an iPhone app that works via wifi instead of IR.
Schlomo Rabinowitz
Schlomo Rabinowitz@schlomo · Enabler
The One Remote To Rule Them All is supposed to be your phone. I don't want another device to lose in the cushions.
Michael Chamkin
Michael Chamkin@michaelchamkin · Co-founder, Plottio.com
@schlomo agree, we already have a lot of devices, and at times it might be difficult to keep track of all of them. Reduction of the number of devices is a problem, adding additional remote does not seem a solution to the problem. Especially if you consider the capabilities of the cellphone that we all carry at all times.
Blake Robinson
Blake Robinson@blake · Worldwide Alliances @ Salesforce
I feel like the Logitech Harmony systems are perfect. You get an IR blaster that will work with an app on your phone AND a backup physical remote.
Matt@mzuvella · Director of Marketing @ FamePick
@blake Harmony Ultimate is incredible. Absolutely love it.
Christina Warren
Christina Warren@film_girl · Senior Cloud Developer Advocate
@blake totally agree Blake. The Harmony Ultimate is the best as its IR, phone AND IoT stuff. So freaking good.
Jason Shellen
Jason ShellenHunter@shellen · Founder/Product leader
@blake They are far from perfect. Lots of buttons and requires plugging into Silverlight based software on a PC/Mac to program. This seems much better.
Blake Robinson
Blake Robinson@blake · Worldwide Alliances @ Salesforce
@shellen OK. Maybe it's not perfect, but it's quite good. I have one of the newer systems and it controls all my media and connected home devices quite well. You also seldom need to use the PC/Mac software once you get everything setup.