Back in the days of Windows Mobile there were a handful of apps for the ability to control your TV. They were a good idea, but ultimately, I never got them to work right, the device would lock up, issues. There have also been some universal remote accessories that would better enhance signal to make the experience more stable. The one thing I liked about the apps was the customization and layout control that the user has. Such is the case with Voomote iPhone universal remote. Even though the app is free, the hardware will set you back $99.00. I am not a huge TV watcher and my DirecTV remote does as much as I need it to. Out of curiosity, how many of you use a remote accessory or app on your device? Drop a comment with your take.

Get the rest of the Voomate skinny below in the Press Release they published today:

Zero1.tv Introduces the Future of Remote Controls, the VooMote
One for iPhone and iPod Touch

This new, sleek designed device transforms your iPhone and iPod touch into a fully functioning universal remote

Berlin, Germany (July 25, 2011) – Zero1.tv, leading provider of user interfaces for home entertainment solutions, is proud to announce its latest creation-VooMote One. This device, when paired with the free app, effortlessly converts
your iPhone and/or iPod touch into an impressively smart universal remote control, and offers additional features unlike any other on the market.

The VooMote One slides onto your iPhone with ease, while still allowing full control of the iPhone itself. Once the device is connected and the app loaded, it instantly transforms your iPhone into a fully functional universal remote for your TVs, DVD players, stereo systems, consumer electronics and more, ultimately eliminating the need to have several remotes to control your consumer electronics.

What sets the VooMote One apart from the rest is its innovative customization options, and easy setup. With VooMote One you can utilize the "One View" feature, which allows the user to create personalized and multiple device remote
control layouts. Meaning you can easily lower the volume on the stereo while pressing play on your favorite DVD in a matter of seconds. By also using the "One Touch" feature you can create an entire chain of commands with a single
click. So with the press of one button you can turn on your TV, turn on your DVD player, and hear all of the action on your surround sound speakers.

The VooMote One setup wizard only entails a few quick steps. Once setup is complete you have the option to further organize your universal remote with the "Room Control" feature. This groups all of your electronic devices by location,
such as living room, kitchen, etc. Also, the "Teach-In" feature is accessible should the VooMote One need to "learn" some of your products, by simply pointing the device at your original remote control.

The VooMote One automatically captures more than 30,000 infrared codes and thousands of electronic devices. It recognizes 574 TV brands, 995 Top Box/DVR brands, and 151 audio and CD brands. The VooMote One code library is also constantly being update to ensure that virtually all IR (infrared) codes are available.

VooMote One is also especially easy to set up, no PC necessary. All settings can be adjusted using the software on your iPhone or iPod touch. The app itself also automatically updates via iTunes to add the most up to date infrared codes.

"With the abundance, and variety of consumer electronics, we wanted to offer consumers an incredibly simple and convenient means to control all of their devices with just ONE remote stemming from a device they likely already have in their pockets, said Alex Gruber, CEO, Zero1.tv. "Unlike our competitors, VooMote One is the only like-product on the market right now that makes set up effortless, reduces clutter, and streamlines the control of all of your devices with
your iPhone."

The VooMote One will be available on August 5th for $99 at www.zero1.tv and www.BestBuy.com. Additional retailers to be announced soon. The VooMote One app can also be downloaded for free at the iTunes® store.

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