New Potato Technologies (http://www.newpotatotech.com) has introduced FLPR, a 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.
It’s available this month from Best Buy stores nationwide and online at the New Potato Tech web site for US$79.99. After purchasing the FLPR infrared interface and popping it into the iPhone/iPod touch dock connector, users download the free FLPR app from the Apple App 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.
FLPR purportedly has a database of over 14,000 pre‐programmed remote control codes so works with hundreds of brands of devices out of box with no programming necessary. It’s also a learning remote. For example, if the remote control code for that old television in the guest bedroom isn’t in the extensive FLPR database, you can “teach” FLPR the code for that old relic, creating a brand new remote.
FLPR has a range of about 30 feet and is powered by the iPhone/iPod touch.