Have you ever wished your iPhone could double as a universal remote control for all your gadgets that rely on infrared sensors, such as TVs and DVRs? Well the good news is that now you can as Satechi has announced a Universal Remote dongle. It’s basically a small accessory (pictured above) that attaches to the headphone jack of your iOS device, and together with a dedicated app, it should in theory allow you to control pretty much any device with an infrared sensor. According to Satechi, thousands of devices are reportedly supported, but if a device isn’t supported, it seems that a learning mode can be used which will help associate commands. There will be various remote layouts that can be downloaded and used with the app, and while the app itself is free, the dongle will set you back $25 which appears to be a special offer – normal price is set at $40.

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