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Portland, OR, United States, 2010/05/20 - NewKinetix today announced an update to the Rē App, a full-featured activity based IR remote for the iPhone with built-in upgradable IR database support for nearly all AV devices.
NewKinetix LLC, of Portland Oregon, hasn't rested since the successful launch of the IR universal remote control in March, which sparked Ali Heriyanto, co-editor of the online tech and gadgets boutique, ChipChick.com, to say “Compared to other iPhone remote control devices we tested recently, the Rē came in heads and shoulders above the rest in terms of ease of use and functionality.” Reviewers and the rapidly growing user community have given high marks to their use of the Re on their iPhone, iPod touch or new iPad.
The developers, focused on usability, have been gathering user feedback and today announced the release of the first software update to their Rē Universal Remote control app, just 2 months following the worldwide release. The Rē iPhone plug-in Accessory and Re Universal Remote Control App already combine to build the most capable and portable iPhone and iPod touch universal remote available. With V1.1 software, Rē users can expect an even more user-friendly experience when controlling their AV devices. Here is what they added:
Transfer part or all of your personalized Rē setup from one iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to another through the popular data transfer program “Bump”, which is incorporated into the Rē App.
More brands have been added to the already extensive IR database list.
Additional remote editing features and view customization.
Includes compatibility with Sony PS3 using the Schmartz wireless Infra-red adapter.
Auto-dimming can now be enabled in settings, with automatic activation based upon movement.
App specific timer that can control when the iPhone or iPod goes to sleep. V1.1 also offers vibrate on/off and volume control for button click specifically within the Rē app.
A major differentiating feature of using a Rē is the customizable Activity Remote interface that can control entire activities within one meta-remote, such as “Watch TV, “Play a CD”, or “Watch a Movie”. With an unlimited number of activities that can be programmed and an unlimited number of devices that can be controlled, the clever folks at NewKinetix have included customizable skin colors you can assign to devices and activities to easily distinguish between them. You can personalize your Rē with selected background images as well.
NewKinetix developers have set themselves apart from competitors by delving into the intricacies of the technological aspects of the IR transmission codes, giving the Rē, significantly enhanced performance. For instance, not all devices respond to the same IR signal timing. The Rē compensates for the varied IR signal demands by integrating device specific IR timing control. The addition of these controls is invisible to the typical user, but the fact that they exist provides confidence that the Rē can handle demanding applications.
For more information on the Rē, you can check out the Rē website or download and see the features of the Rē Universal Remote Control App free from the App Store.
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