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L5 universal remote for iPhone now shipping for $50

Chris Ziegler

Back in the olden days, you spent the better part of a grand for a big touchscreen programmable universal remote -- and if you were lucky, it might have a color display. But this is 2010, which means you spend fifty bucks, slap a little black box to the bottom of your iPhone, and call it good. L5's self-named L5 Remote for the iPhone and iPod touch involves a free download from the App Store paired with a 1.25 x 0.85-inch dongle, together creating a solution capable of storing up to 1,000 configurable screens and controlling devices from up to 30 feet away. It's available now from L5's site for $49.95 and will hit a handful of top-tier online retailers by the end of the month; follow the break for the full press release.

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L5 Remote Available: Turns Any iPhone or iPod Touch into a Universal Remote Control

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Starting today, anyone with an iPhone or iPod touch can control all of their electronic devices with the L5 Remote. L5 Technology announced worldwide availability of the L5 Remote, an accessory and free app that turn any iPhone or iPod touch into a universal remote control. The L5 Remote can be purchased online at; and by the end of the month at Amazon, B&H, J&R. The L5 Remote has a MSRP of $49.95.

The L5 Remote provides consumers with a powerful alternative that replaces multiple and often-confusing remote controls. The L5 Remote transforms the iPhone or iPod touch into a personal universal remote that controls televisions, DVD players, DVRs, cable boxes, audio equipment, and most other products that come with an infrared remote.

Developed by L5 Technology, the L5 Remote is comprised of a small hardware device that plugs into an iPhone or iPod touch dock connector, plus a free app available from the iTunes App Store. The L5 Remote offers quick and easy set-up using a drag and drop feature, so consumers can create their own ideal, personally customized remote control interface.

"This one small device reverses a long trend toward complexity in remote controls," said Wade McNary, CEO of L5 Technology. "Demand for the L5 Remote has been strong and we look forward to working with our retail partners to reach consumers worldwide."

How Does L5 Remote Work?

Consumers purchase the L5 Remote hardware – an adaptor measuring 1.25 x .85 inches – and plug it into the iPhone or iPod touch docking port. They will then be prompted to download a free app from the iTunes App Store, which allows them to simply drag-and-drop any desired combination of buttons to create their own perfect remote control interface. A short, guided training sequence follows, resulting in a smart remote control that replaces their pile of old remotes with a single powerful and convenient one.

Using infrared technology, the L5 Remote can control up to 100,000 buttons arranged in up to 1000 remotes. Consumers can easily set it up to control products in the living room, bedroom, office, or any other location. The L5 Remote will work to a distance of approximately 30 feet.

The L5 Remote is portable and does not require batteries, Wi-Fi or external power to work. The product can control thousands of devices, including TVs, cable boxes, stereos, DVD players, ceiling fans, air conditioners, and many other products.

About L5 Technology

Founded by Silicon Valley innovators with a track record and passion for creating products, L5 Technology is developing and marketing smartphone peripherals and accessories for consumers. The company is finding new ways to leverage the power, portability, and versatility of smartphones to take them far beyond communications devices. The company is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Visit

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