Zero1.tv, a provider of user interfaces for home entertainment solutions. has introduced the VooMote One. This device, when paired with a free app available at the Apple App Store, converts your iPhone and/or iPod touch into a “smart” universal remote control.
The VooMote One slides onto your iOS device, while still allowing full control of the iPhone or iPod touch. Once the device is connected and the app loaded, it instantly transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a fully functional universal remote for your TVs, DVD players, stereo systems, consumer electronics and more.
With VooMote One you can utilize the “One View” feature, which allows the user to create personalized and multiple device remote control layouts. This lets you, for example, lower the volume on the stereo while pressing play on your favorite DVD in a matter of seconds. By also using the “One Touch” feature you can create an entire chain of commands with a single click. With the press of one button you could turn on your TV, turn on your DVD player, and hear all of the action on your surround sound speakers.
Once setup is complete you have the option to further organize your universal remote with the “Room Control” feature. This groups all of your electronic devices by location, such as living room, kitchen, etc. Also, the “Teach-In” feature is accessible should the VooMote One need to “learn” some of your products, by simply pointing the device at your original remote control.
The VooMote One automatically captures more than 30,000 infrared codes and thousands of electronic devices. It recognizes 574 TV brands, 995 Top Box/DVR brands, and 151 audio and CD brands. The VooMote One code library is also constantly being updated.
All settings can be adjusted using the software on your iPhone or iPod touch. The app itself also automatically updates via iTunes to add the most up-to-date infrared codes.
The VooMote One will be available on Aug. 5 for US$99 at http://www.zero1.tv and http://www.BestBuy.com. Additional retailers will be announced soon.