How to turn your iPod into a Universal Infrared Remote Control

“Sometimes, you look around at all these gadgets and in a rare moment of inspiration or madness, you look at them all a little different – connected in a way they are currently not, but perhaps should be, or at least ‘could’ be. There might not be anything ‘new’ but there are countless combinations of disparate technologies, and we think this is a great example of combining a couple of those,” Phillip Torrone writes for Engadget.

“This week


  1. “Basically, we �recorded� the �sounds� an infrared remote makes on a PC and then put them on an iPod as songs”

    Jeezzzzz. Who’s sick? these guys to come up with this? or Apple to built this in?

  2. That’s what happens when you allow stuff to work in the Windoze world — weird. It’s like inviting MacBeth over to your place for dinner and just asking her to do the dishes.

  3. Actually, the click/scroll wheel on the iPods and iPod Minis might be good for scanning through channels or adjusting the sound, etc. Perhaps another potential application for Apple’s patented interface. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Just looking at the How-To page made my brain hurt. I do not have the patience to record my remote controls one by one. Griffin or some other company could sell the audio-to-IR adaptors with the IR-sound recordings included. A kit like that would certainly make iPod remote controls practical.

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