World's First Android Universal Remote Control Commercial Product Introduced

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    A Korean company named, Conspin, have just officially introduced a pretty nifty looking product. It is called the ANDI-ONE, and it is the world's first commercially available Android-based universal remote control. The ANDI-ONE is a universal remote with full IR, RF, and WiFi functionality, that uses a touch-screen with the Android 2.1 OS. Furthermore, with the ANDI-ONE you immediately have access to over 10,000 devices to program it with, since it is always connected to your WiFi internet. Here's a list of additional features:
    • Group devices by room
    • Set up traditional macros (to control multiple devices simultaneously)
    • Download program guides from your service provider
    • Search for specific shows or movies
    • The device will remember the past 20 activities
    • Its charging cradle is IPhone and IPad compatible (ironically)
    • 3W x 2 channel speakers
    • HDMI output
    • 3.5-inch 320×480 capacitive touch screen
    • Dedicated volume and channel buttons
    • 4 traditional Android hot keys (menu, back, home, search)
    • Android 2.1 with access to the Android market to install apps
    • 2GB of flash memory and supports up to an additional 32GB with a micro SD card.
    The ANDI-ONE will retail for $349 bucks, although it's possible to find it online for a bit cheaper. This baby is really tempting...

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    What do you guys think?

    Source: Android.net via TalkAndroid and Conspin
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    If only manufacturers would put IR in we could do this with our phones.
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    I so agree. I never understood why ir wasn't on phones anymore.

    Wonder how this will compete with the Harmony remotes from Logitech. I love my Harmony and wouldn't replace it for anything. I need to buy a new one, mine has taken too many hard landings on the hardwood floor.
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    That baby doesn't look tempting!!!!!
    The Vizio phone is going to have IR universal remote built-in, AND it's a phone...
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    I wonder if it supports X10 based communications...
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    Can't stand not having physical buttons on remotes myself. I'm sure others will go nuts over this though. I'm sticking with my URC remotes.
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    If you have an IR remote you can use it on any tv, not just your own!!! Bring me the Vizio Vue or whatever its called!!!
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    Yeah, seems like a cool idea that will be obsolete as soon as phone manufacturers put IR or RF or whatever on phones.. haven't read about that happening (im not hip to the scene either), but it seems obvious that it will eventually.
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    ^Lots of phones used to have IR. The Asian markets loved it for swapping phone numbers but the manufacturers have sadly moved away from that practice.
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    I know I need a better universal remote now. Just got some new toys recently and I still have to have at least 2 remotes on hand.

    Granted my universal remote is the one that came with my receiver, and it did a good job until I went shopping recently. Will have to keep an eye on this. I just wanna pay alot for one, looks like I might have to no matter what.
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    I've been saying this for years........we get a multicolored LED which is nice. But at an increase in production cost for half a cent, they could include an IR LED as well.

    All sorts of cool apps could be built to utilize this.


    If they wanted to get more creative, they could include an IR receiver as well....
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    Android can also make a great meal
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    awesome!

    This remote is sweet! I thought having the logitech harmony 880 was awesome....that may go to the bedroom now!
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    :D 1/2 a cent is a LOT of money when it comes to production. I do agree though I wish I could control my TV from my phone.
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    personally, I think this product has huge potential. one of the biggest drawbacks of the logitech series is their software. it's clunky (IMO) and you have to be tethered to perform updates, which could take a considerable amount of time, if you're adding new devices, etc.

    i think this solution is better in one key department. you could put the transmitter ANYWHERE, which means you can put your equipment ANYWHERE. no investing in IR extenders that don't work or are too sensitive.

    I see huge potential for this.
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    wait, wait, i take back my statement. this is the supidest product I have ever seen. I guess I didn't do a very good job of comprehending what's going on here. I didn't realize this wasn't a device that interacts with an app on your phone. it's a-whole-nother android device that you have to keep around.

    forget it. if it's not an app, i don't want it. i've got enough devices.

    they've missed their mark here. make it an app, that communicates with an appliance, that acts as the broadcaster to your devices and people will swarm the market.

    in fact, i think i'll make one, who's with me?
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    Crap. Not needed, certainly at that price.

    You will find that you bring it home and love all the wonderful things it does...

    Except control your old Sony Trinitron Tube Set, which you realized you got at xyz warehouse on special, that model didnt have a remote. :)


    Really, there is no reason to have yet another device.

    Lastly, for $349 it should have phone capabilities so it could replace the phone in the house, or at least in the room you're going to use it in ...

    Pass.
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    Amen! I need physical buttons too. It's required for true couch potato channel surfing. I don't wanna look down every time I want to change channels or volume. I want to do it by feeling the keys!

    I have a Harmony and love it, but they just don't last too long before the buttons get sticky and give out.

    Back in the late 80's there was a remote called "Core CL9". Steve Wasniak (sp?) created it. I loved that thing! Anyone remember that one? To me, that's the best remote that ever existed. Nothing comes even close today...not even 20+ years later.
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    Price fail... I mean come on, it's a remote.
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