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ThinkFlood RE0103 RedEye Mini iPhone IR Remote
ThinkFlood RE0103 RedEye Mini iPhone IR Remote
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ThinkFlood RE0103 RedEye Mini iPhone IR Remote
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  • Turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into an IR remote
  • Uses IR technology
  • Works from up to 30 feet away
  • No batteries required

Essential Info

The ThinkFlood RE0103 RedEye Mini iPhone IR Remote offers the power of RedEye, but in a convenient travel size. Use RedEye mini with your iPhone or iPod Touch at home, work, with friends and family, or while on business or pleasure travel to control your TV, stereo, cable box, DVD player, and many other devices that receive standard (infrared) signals. Just insert the RedEye Mini into the headphone jack, download the free app, and your iPhone or iPod Touch transforms into an infrared controlling tyrant!

By itself, your iPhone does not have the ability to send out the infrared signals used to control most home theater equipment. RedEye mini fills that gap. It runs off of the power your phone delivers through the headphone jack, so RedEye mini is completely portable, requires no batteries, and never needs recharging. Download the RedEye iPhone application (separately), plug in your RedEye mini, and you are ready to go.

RedEye mini works with the 2nd or 3rd generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad.

Take advantage of activity-based control, customizable button layouts, multi-touch and motion gestures on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to interact with your gear from up to 30 feet away.

Complete with its own carrying case, RedEye mini is made for home or travel. No batteries required - RedEye mini plugs into your phone’s headphone jack, leaving the charging connector open.

Get the advanced features at a fraction of the price of other advanced remotes. Bundled with an interactive channel guide (coming soon via software update) and extensive IR code database at no additional cost.


What's Included

  • RedEye mini universal remote adapter
  • Carrying case with keychain
  • More Info

    RedEye is much more than a simple infrared adapter for your phone, and software plays a key role. At ThinkFlood we develop our software in-house and strive to provide regular updates and improvements. Here are some of the things that we feel set our software apart from the crowd:

    Activity-based approach
    We believe your home theater should be organized around what you do, not what hardware manufacturers produce. One touch to play a movie, touch again to watch TV - no more trying to remember which audio and video inputs you need.

    Smart actions
    Many other remotes have "macro" capability (the option to have one button send two or more signals). RedEye goes beyond macros with smart actions that actually keep track of things like whether a device is on or off. Smart actions are particularly useful when switching activities - when you transition from watching TV to playing a DVD, RedEye is smart enough to leave the TV on.

    Customizable button layouts
    RedEye gives you a unique button layout for each activity you create, so the "remote" you use when listening to music is different from the one you use when watching TV. You can customize everything from button placement to size. We even have hundreds of channel logos built right into the application.

    Activity templates
    Customizable button layouts for each activity are great, but creating them from scratch can be a lot of work. When you create a new activity, RedEye starts you off with a well-designed template. And by template we don’t mean a single, standard set of buttons. Instead, RedEye uses information like the activity type (Watch TV or Listen to Music?) and the devices you include in the activity (do you route your sound through an A/V receiver or your TV speakers?) to determine what buttons to include and how they should function.

    Macro and toggle buttons
    In addition to the usual tap or tap-and-hold functionality you expect, it is easy to make RedEye activity buttons perform more advanced functions. Macro buttons can send out multiple commands - for example, a smart mute button that turns on closed captioning when turning off the volume. Toggle buttons can switch between different functions each time you press them, like the classic play/pause button on a CD or MP3 player.

    Shortcut gestures
    ouchscreens are great because they provide the ultimate flexibility - custom layouts for each activity being one example. However, they can make it harder to tap the right button when you are channel surfing or otherwise need to be looking elsewhere. RedEye uses the full functionality of the iPhone - multitouch and the accelerometer — to overcome this limitation. Choose from any of five motion gestures or eighteen multi-touch gestures for any button in your activity layout.

    Customizable delays
    When executing a series of actions - for example during the launch of an activity - it is important to be able to fine-tune the delay between commands. RedEye allows you to insert delays of up to 20 seconds in 0.05 second increments.

    Quick launch
    You want to be able to pick up your remote control and use it right away. If your remote is an app on your phone, then it has to launch fast and put you in the driver’s seat immediately. RedEye is optimized to launch quickly and to bring you right to the activity in progress. And now if you are using iOS 4 on a device that supports multi-tasking it’s even faster than before.

    Online infrared code database
    Sure, RedEye can learn commands from your existing remote controls, but who wants to do that? Our software is backed by an online database of more than 45,000 infrared codes covering over 1,200 device manufacturers, so there’s a good chance we have what you need. And because the database is stored on a web server rather than on your phone or the RedEye hardware, you get updates to the database as soon as they are available - no need to wait for the next software release.

    Integrated channel guide (coming soon)
    Version 1.3.0 of the RedEye software will include an television channel guide covering cable, satellite, and over-the-air broadcasts in the United States and Canada. With the channel guide you no longer need to take up the space on your main screen while you decide what to watch next. It is also easy to filter the list based on your favorite channels so that you don’t have to scroll through dozens of screens just to find what you want.

    Toolbar hiding
    The iPhone screen is pretty big, but sometimes you want to get everything out of the way and focus on your remote control. RedEye gives you a few different options to remove clutter and take control.

    Disabling the sleep timer
    The iPhone’s built in sleep-timer helps you conserve battery, and so you want to leave it on in most cases. However, when you are sitting down within arm’s reach of a charging cradle, you might prefer to keep the phone awake. A simple setting in the RedEye app allows you to disable the sleep timer while the application is running without disabling it for all applications.

    Beginning with version 1.2.0, RedEye fully supports iOS 4 multitasking, which means that you can get back to controlling your activities even faster than before.

    Retina display support
    RedEye now provides high resolution button images so that everything looks crisp and clear on your new iPhone 4.


    Remotely control equipment up to 30 feet away
    Integrated infrared learning sensor
    Storage capacity limited only by the amount of memory available on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
    iPod touch (2nd or 3rd generation), iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4, or iPad running iOS 3.0 or later
    RedEye software application (available as a free download from iTunes)
    Virtually all home entertainment devices with infrared capabilities. (Infrared transmission and learning between 20kHz and 60kHz.)
    Device Compatibility
    iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generations)
    iPhone 3G/3GS
    iPhone 4

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: ThinkFlood, Tel: (617) 299-2000 Ext 100


    What's Included  RedEye Mini iPhone IR Remote  Carry RedEye Mini with this Convenient Keychain Carrying Case   
    What's Included  RedEye Mini iPhone IR Remote  Carry RedEye Mini with this Convenient Keychain Carrying Case   


    21 Ratings
    5 star: 24%  (5)
    4 star: 10%  (2)
    3 star: 14%  (3)
    2 star: 5%  (1)
    1 star: 48%  (10)
    Average Customer Rating
    (21 customer ratings)
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    EDDY -- miami, FL   12/22/2012
    unusable. Continously crashes
    HSIAO-LING -- hoboken, NJ   8/25/2012
    Way too hard/complicated to setup. So far all it can do is turn on and off devices and nothing else. Don't buy it unless you want to spend hours setting this thing up... and still may not work properly.
    LIQIANGZUO -- newark, DE   8/20/2012
    nice goods
    ROBERT -- staten island, NY   6/27/2012
    Great item, I was having a problem with it but the people at thinkflood are excellent and resolved all my question!!
    CHRIS -- saratoga, CA   6/21/2012
    Not very reliable connection to my devices. Also the setup is more complicated than it seemed like it needed to be. Reliable delivery from the company, though.
    BRIAN -- bismarck, ND   6/16/2012
    Haven't been able to get it to work yet, put about 3 hours into it and not there yet, tried the other version also, still working on trying to get it set up too, wish me luck, support is always closed when I'm home, no 800 number, help!
    BRIAN -- fort lauderdale, FL   5/24/2012
    So far I have not been able to use it. The software keep crashing while trying to art it up. I'm. Hoping for a software update to possibly fix the issue but right now, it's crap.
    JORGE -- weston, FL   5/17/2012
    Product delivered on time.
    J. DAVID -- chatsworth, CA   5/9/2012
    ok, not great transmission. the software link is kind of clunky. this is a gadget in my opinion, not a real remote experience.
    RON -- chicago, IL   8/1/2011
    Very disappointing - The product description failed to warn me about the limitations. The process for finding and linking to my devices was disabling.
    JORDAN -- denton, TX   5/26/2011
    Very poor product, it does not work well with the repeater that I bought. I wish I would not have purchased these products.
    MICHAEL -- san diego, CA   1/4/2011
    Does not work with AT&T U-Verse and iPhone app is less than stable. Suggest waiting for more updates.
    J. Vu -- tustin, Ca   12/6/2010
    Hopefully one day the iPhone will get a built-in IR emitter but for now this does the trick.
    EVERETT A -- little rock, AR   11/16/2010
    Nice idea but the software needs much, much more work. I was going to try the base unit they sell but this one was so bad I put off my purchase at least until they work the problems out with the mini version. Pass on it for a while.
    JOHN L -- fayetteville, NC   11/16/2010
    Tom -- los angeles, CA   11/12/2010
    Product works well. I waited a few weeks for a new software version to be loaded into iTunes, and glad I did. Version 1.4.0 has several bug fixes and new channel guide. The guide is a great feature and makes the product worth it. Looking forward to seeing other software features in the future.

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