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Unity|Remote

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Description

NOTE: This application requires a compatible UnityRemote hardware device, available through major retailers or online at gear4.com. For more information on UnityRemote, please visit gear4.com/unity.

UnityRemote gives you total control over all your home entertainment devices.
Combine remotes by putting buttons from multiple devices into one remote layout.
Create scripts quickly to control power, play, inputs, so that you can start actions like Watch DVD with one touch.

UnityRemote is the most advanced universal remote control you’ve ever used. UnityRemote can be placed anywhere in your room, receiving Bluetooth signals and transmitting Infrared signals. It is quick to set up and works with almost all your home entertainment devices and the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that you already own.


FEATURES

■ Gestures - Use swipe gestures to control volume and channels.
■ No dongle required. No need to plug anything into your iPhone, simply walk into the room and use.
■ UnityRemote receives commands from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and sends the remote control signals to your home entertainment centre.
■ UnityRemote helps you set up Actions, so that you control multiple devices simultaneously with one button.
■ Replace all your remotes with your iPhone - UnityRemote supports all devices with IR remotes.
■ Learning - Teach UnityRemote to control devices not already in the database.
■ UnityRemote sends infrared signals 360˚. Place it almost anywhere in your room and it will control all of your devices, eliminating all other remote controls.

REQUIREMENTS
■ iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5 with iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 6
■ iPod touch 3G, 4G, 5G with iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 6
■ iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 running iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 6
• iPad mini running iOS 6
■ UnityRemote hardware device


SUPPORT

Please refrain from sending your bug reports or feature requests using the App Store. Instead, to ensure a direct response from us send them to support@gear4.com. We're always happy to help our users and receive their comments!

Thank you!

What's New in Version 1.7.1

- Resolves a display issue with the landscape view on iPad

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Good idea, poor execution

I thought this product would be a good idea, and it is. BUT… the software is pretty bad from a user standpoint. One major flaw is that you can't cancel learning a new key and the software won't time out for a good 10 minutes (sometimes never). It doesn't have a very good selection of devices to choose from, and if you have to teach it the IR codes, you run into the timeout problem. Also, being in Bluetooth mode to operate the means the battery charge on the IOS device won't last long.

Incredibly, the iPad version of the software still only will allow nine buttons on the screen, the same as the iPod touch. This means the buttons on the iPad are HUGE, wasting space and forcing you to constantly switch between screens to get to the buttons you need. All the buttons could have fit on one screen n the tablet.

One last comment. This device really, really, needs a power light, as there isn't any way to tell when the device is on.

Better than I thought

Many people gave this app a lower rating in stars and say its garbage. You know what? They don't know what they are doing then. I bought the Unity IR transmitter about a month ago and I love it. Certainly has made all my remotes jealous! Yes, sometimes the Bluetooth connection gets weak or fails, and yes sometimes the app goes to reconnect and takes forever. Multitasking! Close it, open it and boom it works. Power button doesn't work for Apple TV but that's because the Apple TV doesn't have that feature. The center/select button works fine. Setting up multiple actions with one click has proven to be a challenge but I don't mind controlling each device at a time to power on and control while on. This was worth the deal I got for the Unity remote!

Worthless for Usability

The unity remote device and app definitely got me excited. It's cool looking, it's a great idea, and was loving the idea of getting rid of my 4 remotes. However, after using the product for 1 week, I have determined that besides the "Cool" factor, it is pretty much useless from a usability standpoint.

Everytime I go to sit in my media room, and relax, I pop out my iPhone, click on the UnityRemote App to turn my system on, and . . . it's not connected to the device. So I try to re-sync with the device - but is the device on or off? I don't know, and there is no way to tell. So I hit the button on the device again, and finally, I am synced up. So, I open the app on my iPhone 5 again, and it pop up saying "Connecting - Gathering device information. This takes from 3-5 minutes to do, and the app crashes every time, then I restart the app and it's good to go.

I could have had 10 remotes to go through and it still would have been faster and more convenient.

My conclusion: Cool Idea - But not usable in it's current release. I'm getting my money back!

Unity|Remote
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2013
  • Version: 1.7.1
  • Size: 29.0 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Seller: GEAR4

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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