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Awesome Bit Of Kit
on 25 April 2012
I have quite a lot of remotes cluttering up my lounge, and I've been looking at a Universal Remote for some time. After acquiring an iPad for work, I decided to give one of the many iOS remote accessories ago, and after a lot of research I decided to go for the L5. Turns out it was a great decision, it's a fantastic bit of kit for the price!
It has to learn the buttons from your remotes, so the set up can take a while if you have a lot of large remotes, but the free app that goes with the accessory allows you to completely customise the appearance and layout of your remotes, with many different types of buttons (and the option to have larger buttons, great for folks with poor eyesight). You can even have hidden button trays and customise your own icons for the buttons if you want. Once you've created your remote in the app, you have to assign the buttons, which you do by pointing the remote at the L5 and pressing the buttons, a quick and easy process.
The best part is that you can also create hybrid remotes with buttons that operate different devices, for common tasks (for example common DVD and AV amp buttons on one remote). You can also create Macros that allow you to fire many actions with one button press. For example you can set up a button that powers on your TV, DVD and AV amp, and then sets all the correct channels.
If you have multiple iOS devices, you can also create an account that allows you to copy your remotes to all of your devices, which is handy!
If you like tinkering, there's plenty of scope for that in the app as well, you can customise your remotes really heavily, which is great if you want to experiment with different layouts and setups.
I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants a cheap way of cutting down on the number of remotes in the house!