The Beacon by Griffin

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There is a new gadget that can turn your iPhone or other smartphone into a the most powerful device in your home…..THE REMOTE CONTROL! That gadget is the Beacon from Griffin. With great power comes great responsibility, so make sure you watch only good TV! Also since you can use your phones as the remote, wherever your phone is, your remote control is with you. So no more losing the remote control or going on a mission throughout the whole house looking for your remote.  All joking aside the Beacon is an easy to use remote for all your home entertainment systems.

The Beacon uses your mobile device to control every component in your home entertainment system by converting Bluetooth signals from your device to the infrared commands your components are expecting. Beacon pairs your Apple device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) or smartphone with Dijit’s Universal Remote App, putting complete control of your home entertainment system in your hand. Another great feature is that there are no mess of wires or cables.

The setup and pairing of the Beacon is simple. Using Bluetooth technology, your smartphone once set up with Dijit’s intuitive programming guide allows you to change channels, volume, input, program your DVR, and much more. I love how easy it was to set up and use the Beacon. If you are looking to simplify your home entertainment system and just have one remote, then make sure you look at the Beacon. It sells for $79.99 and can be purchased at Griffin’s website.