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NewKinetix launches Rē remote for iPhone, iPod touch


NewKinetix has introduced its new Rē universal remote control accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch. Connecting to the devices via the Dock Connector, Rē works in conjunction with the company’s free Re Universal Remote Control app to control most infrared-compatible electronics. The Rē contains an “extensive” IR database for many brands and types of AV equipment, and can also learn IR codes for remotes not covered by the database. Other features include activity-based user interfaces, allowing users to see and use related buttons for several devices at once, macro functionality, an included carrying case, and the ability to set up “Favorites” lists of TV channels for easy access. The Rē universal remote control accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch is available now and sells for $70.

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I know that iLounge already reviewed a competing product from PowerA, but I hope you’ll do a roundup review of all these universal-remote accessories for iPhone/iPod touch, since this seems to be a really active category all of a sudden. If one of these devices actually turned out to be good, easy to set up and use, and cheaper than a comparable standalone universal remote, it’d be great.

Posted by orgel on March 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM (CDT)


A review roundup would be awesome! Please test them for us in a couple different cases too. I’m eager to get one of these for myself.

Posted by Ryan on March 25, 2010 at 2:04 PM (CDT)


This is the only one we haven’t yet reviewed - the other two were reviewed together - and we’ll definitely be writing this up as soon as it arrives (very soon). There are a couple of others that we know to be in the pipeline, but it’s a real question mark as to whether they’ll even be coming out, and there is some evidence that the pricing, feature set, etc. is not working so well for this category. We’ll be following them anyway.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on March 25, 2010 at 3:09 PM (CDT)

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