updated 01:30 pm EST, Tue March 2, 2010
Eliminates need for separate dock
ThinkFlood has announced the RedEye mini, a different approach to the company's remote control system. In combination with an iPhone app, RedEye gear can be used to control a variety of AV hardware including TVs, receivers and disc players. The app supports customized layouts, and some multi-touch and accelerometer functions.
The Mini attempts to remedy a problem with the full-sized RedEye kit, which ties an Apple handheld to a Wi-Fi enabled dock. Onwers of the Mini must only plug the dongle into a device's 3.5mm headphone jack, which can then send IR signals to electronics. Power is taken from the handheld's battery. ThinkFlood expects the new add-on to ship this spring for $49.