Griffin Beacon for iOS Review

If there is one thing that has always bothered me it was that I have about 6 remotes for everything that is in my home theater setup.  This means I have to keep track of all 6 and if I lose one it is a pain.  Even a universal remote is something that can easily be lost.  If there is one thing that you always have with you it is your cell phone.  Griffin has come up with a really cool device that allows you to control everything in your home theater with your iPhone or iOS device.  It’s called the Griffin Beacon and we are going to take a look at it today.

Special thanks to Griffin for providing us with the Beacon for iOS to review.

Features and Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Approx. 30′ omnidirectional, using Bluetooth’s RFCOMM profile

  • Infrared: Approx. 30′ line-of-sight, 180-degree X 60-degree field of coverage

  • 4 AA batteries

  • Expected battery life: Up to 8 weeks under heavy usage; monitor battery life within the Dijit App.

Localized programming guides for US and Canada
  • Cable Systems: All

  • Satellite Systems: All

  • Over-The-Air/Terrestrial Television: All

  • Dijit

  • Facebook*

  • Netflix*

  • * Coming Soon to Dijit Android

Beacon supports more than 200,000 components:
  • TV
  • DVD players
  • BluRay players
  • CD Players
  • Cable set top boxes
  • DTV
  • DVR
  • Game Consoles
  • Home Automation Systems
  • Media Players
  • Projectors
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Audio Receivers
  • VCR

The Beacon comes in a nice retail package.  On the front there is a photo of it in action and it lets us know that it is made for iPhone, iPod and iPad.  On the back there is an overview of the devices you can use with the Beacon and a little more information.

Griffin Beacon for iOS Griffin Beacon for iOS

To give you a great idea of how the Beacon comes and a brief overview check out the video below.

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