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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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- 79AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE7 ReviewsPC Mag80Griffin Beacon for iOSBottom LineThe Griffin Beacon is one of the most powerful and least expensive ways we've seen to turn your iOS device into a remote control.Wired80Sofa Surfers: 4 Universal Remotes Tested and RatedAdding 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.Laptop Magazine70Griffin Beacon ReviewWhile 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.TechRadar80Griffin Beacon for Android reviewAfter a bit of fine tuning, the Griffin Beacon for Android worked brilliantly. It's an interesting-looking gadget with a lot of uses.phoneArena80Griffin Beacon ReviewWithout 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.iLounge80Griffin Beacon Universal Remote ControlWhile 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.The Gadgeteer80Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control System forTo 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.
- 10AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader10April 30, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 crap). This product needs more work.
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