Technological advancements are well liked, particularly when it comes to having an all-in-one gadget like the iPod Touch or the iPhone. Even better, when both your iPod Touch and your iPhone can be converted into a universal remote control that allows you to control your TV, stereo, cable box, DVD player, and DVR as well as any home entertainment and home automation device that receives standard Infrared (IR) signals.
The L5 remote has debuted in the International CES that was held on January 7 -10, 2010 in Vegas and over the next months is expected to be launched in the market. The L5 remote is a small accessory that can be plugged on the bottom of the iPod Touch or the iPhone where the charger gets adjusted and doesn’t need Wi-Fi, cable or batteries to send out commands via the Infrared frequencies.
Using the L5 Remote allows you to get rid of any other remote you have been using up to date and depend on the elegance and simplicity of your iPod Touch or iPhone. Forgetting about the untidiness of a coffee table full of remotes and the confusion of using a different remote for a different device, the L5 is expected to remind you all that you love about your iPod Touch or your iPhone: flexibility, portability, convenience, the razor-sharp, bright display, and the Multi-Touch interface.
Setting up the L5 remote is pretty straightforward. After plugging in the accessory and downloading the free app, you can design your remote using customization by dragging and dropping any buttons you want to use and assigning signals by pressing the corresponding button on your old remote while pointing it at your new L5 Remote. The app guides you through the process and sharply analyzes the signal storing it in your iPod Touch or your iPhone.
Before buying the remote, you can actually try it by downloading the app from the App Store and design the remote that would be more suitable for you.
The L5 remote is compatible with all iPod Touch and iPhone models, namely iPod Touch 1st generation 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB, iPod Touch 2nd generation 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, iPhone 3G 8GB and 16GB, iPhone 3GS 16GB and 32GB, iPhone 4GB, 8GB and 16GB. Although the L5 remote is not compatible with Playstation 3, you will be able to find a converter that will allow the L5 to work with PS3. However, the L5 remote can index up to 1000 remotes and it can set up multiple remotes that can be grouped as you wish.
Finally, the L5 remote works worldwide and is certified to act in accordance with international regulatory standards.
The L5 remote is expected at a suggested retail price of $49.95.