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PC Mag says:

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The Griffin Beacon is the most accessible, affordable, and most importantly functional way to control your home theater devices with your iOS device yet. It's simpler to set up than the Peel Universal Control, more powerful than the Logitech Harmony Link , and less expensive than either of them. If you have an iOS device and a home theater system, the Griffon Beacon is currently the best way to link them. quote


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8.0
PC Mag Apr 26, 2012

Bottom Line The Griffin Beacon is one of the most powerful and least expensive ways we've seen to turn your iOS device into a remote control.

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8.0
Wired Feb 24, 2012

Adding A/V components on the Beacon was easier than on the other products we tested. Once set up, it operated flawlessly, and switching between components was as easy as a vertical swipe of the screen.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Aug 4, 2011

While the $79 Griffin Beacon is $20 less expensive than the Peel, we prefer the latter because it improves upon the channel-surfing experience, instead of merely replicating what you can already get through your cable box. Also, the Dijit app has a few quirks that need ironing out.

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8.0
iLounge Jun 17, 2011

While the Beacon and Dijit software combination isn’t the perfect iOS universal remote control solution, Griffin’s $80 price tag and generally well-designed accessory are good enough to merit our strong general recommendation, regardless.

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8.0
TechRadar Mar 1, 2012

After a bit of fine tuning, the Griffin Beacon for Android worked brilliantly. It's an interesting-looking gadget with a lot of uses.

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8.0
phoneArena Sep 13, 2011

Without a doubt, we absolutely love that the Griffin Beacon is a useful convergence device that organizes our eclectic remotes into one – while giving us complete control of the complete home theater experience as well.

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8.0
The Gadgeteer Nov 11, 2011

To conclude, the Griffin Beacon paired with the Dijit app is a functional universal remote control system, if you are prepared to spend some time setting it up. Unless you are much luckier than I was, you’ll have to teach the system every button push you want to use on every remote you have.

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1.0
kevina2 kevina2

I tried to love this thing but I brought it back. I never could get it to consistently work properly. Many problems with setting it up, getting it out of stand by, having programed sequences work properly...it goes on. I decided to go back to my Samsung and Yamaha remotes (both of which are utter...

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