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A note to keep in mind:
I bought one of these to go on my iPhone 3GS quite some time ago. It fit fine, even with a case on the phone.
However, when I upgraded to an iPhone 4S, I discovered it is the same thickness as the phone, and I haven't found a phone case that I can use at the same time as the L5. This is a show stopper for me, I'm not going to peel off the case every time I want to use the remote.
How can something be better than nothing if nothing is perfect?
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I got one of these when woot had them before and I call it "the best $20 ever spent". It can learn any IR remote you have. You can download remotes other people have made. You can even create macros to turn on several devices, etc. It's really good.
Like others have said, though, if you're planning on using it on your phone that you actually use for phone things a lot and take out in public, you're probably not going to want to leave this thing plugged into it, and you may lose it. Or you might get tired of taking it off and putting it back on.
However, if you've just gotten an iPhone 5 and you still have your old iPhone laying around... this thing makes your old iPhone totally worthwhile. It can be your remote for everything. iTunes, your TV, stereo, Apple TV (if you have one), literally everything. You can just leave this plugged in and between this thing and bluetooth and wifi, you're totally covered. You can use your new iphone 5 outside and to play games or whatever else you might use it for and let it charge while you use your old iPhone for this kind of stuff.
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MrUnderdog wrote:....Anytime I'm at a restaurant, they have a TV on, and the volume is off (or music is on), and I want to see what the discussion is, I can slip this on, download the TV or various "box" remote (if I haven't already) and Close Caption it. ... Recently, we asked for a channel to be changed to a game, since it was on fishing (and it was clear no one was watching that). They said "no problem". Several minutes later, it was clear they had forgotten. Not a big deal. Download the Dish remote (I had DirecTV already, but not Dish) and channel changed. Sports bar accidentally has two TVs next to each other with the same game on... fixed. Can't find my remote... fixed. Stupid hotel remote doesn't work... fixed.
Well, this post has me seriously thinking about it. Just think of all the fun at that bar... someones just demanded that the home baseball game be changed to some marooned Monday night football game that no one cares about. Nice... wait 5 minutes and change it back. LOL!
rettm wrote:Can this control a garage door &/or ceiling fan?
But this is an excelent question! Let me start by saying that I know nothing about frequencies or remote technology. If this is a dumb question, please just move along, move along, nothing to see here... I have a ceiling fan that the FAN part is controlled 100% by remote (no pull chain). I lost the remote. So, I can turn the light on, but no fan. Can this thing work on my ceiling fan?
So many woots, so little time.