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L5 Turns iPhone or iPod Touch into Universal Remote

L5 Technology announced its L5 Remote, a $49.95 accessory and app that turn any iPhone or iPod touch into a universal remote control.

According to the statement, the L5 Remote transforms the iPhone or iPod touch into a personal universal remote that controls televisions, DVD players, DVRs, cable boxes, audio equipment, and most other products that come with an infrared remote.

Developed by L5 Technology, the L5 Remote consists of a small hardware device that plugs into an iPhone or iPod touch dock connector, plus a free app available from the iTunes App Store. The L5 Remote offers quick and easy set-up using a drag and drop feature, so consumers can create their own personally customized remote control interface.

Consumers purchase the L5 Remote hardware – an adaptor measuring 1.25 x .85 inches – and plug it into the iPhone or iPod touch docking port. They will then be prompted to download a free app from the iTunes App Store, which allows them to drag-and-drop any desired combination of buttons to create their own remote control interface.

Using infrared technology, the L5 Remote can control up to 100,000 buttons arranged in up to 1000 remotes and will work to a distance of approximately 30 feet.

The L5 Remote is portable and does not require batteries, Wi-Fi or external power to work. The product can control thousands of devices, including TVs, cable boxes, stereos, DVD players, ceiling fans, air conditioners, and many other products.

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