Zero1.tv’s new VooMote Zapper allows an Apple device to function as a universal remote control.
This mobile solution effortlessly converts an iOS device into a smart universal remote that controls a variety of AV gear. This light-weight dongle is the size of a paperclip, and is compatible with all mobile iOS 5 devices.
Unlike base station solutions, VooMote Zapper provides convenient “room to room” functionality that allows users to access entertainment whenever and wherever they want, with whichever iOS 5 devices they please.
Once you connect your VooMote Zapper dongle, the free app automatically downloads, and prompts the set up. The user immediately has full control over hundreds of thousands of electronic devices. This easy set up means no manuals or PCs are necessary. Users can also enjoy the freedom from having to connect to Bluetooth, the internet, or buy batteries for their remote ever again.
The soon-to-come iCloud feature also allows the user to transfer all customized remote control configurations to any of their family’s and friends’ iDevices which use the same Apple ID, meaning a one-time setup for limitless remotes in limitless locations for anyone.
“The VooMote Zapper was made to bridge the convenience of the old trusty universal remote controls with new App-enabled technology of the future,” said Alex Gruber, CEO, Zero.tv. “We wanted to make a solution that people would really pick up and use every day not because it was ‘gadgety’ but because it was, in fact, a better solution for their lifestyles. Features, such as gestures and take a tour were implemented because we know users don’t want to take their eyes off their TV for a second or read long manuals.”
The Apple certified VooMote Zapper is now available at Apple.com in either black or white for $69.99, and will be available in Apple retail stores in early February 2012. The VooMote Zapper app is free and now available to download worldwide at the iTune store in English, Spanish, and German (Italian, French, Arabic and Chinese coming soon).