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Zero1.tv unveils new VooMote Zapper universal remote for iOS devices

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September

screen_shot_2011-09-01_at_12.34.41_am.pngBack in July I told you about the VooMote One, a cool accessory that when paired with your iPod Touch or iPhone and the free app by the same name, turns your iOS device into a fully-functional universal remote for your TVs, stereo components, DVD and Blu-ray players and more. And now Zero1.tv has upped the ante with the new VooMote Zapper.

Like the VooMote One, the VooMote Zapper converts your iOS device into a smart universal remote you can use to control your TV and all your AV components. The Zapper, however, is a small dongle that easily connects to the 30-pin connector on your iOS devices which means it can be used with the iPad too. Described as the size of a paperclip, the VooMote Zapper is designed to give you control over hundreds of thousands of electronic devices when used with the accompanying app. Set up is said to be a snap, with no manual and an intuitive set-up interface for control of almost any A/V device in a few seconds.

The VooMote Zapper also allows for the creation of programmable macros to automate multiple functions with one touch of a button and the app is fully customizable so you can change the layout of your remote at any time. The Room Control and One View features allow you to set up and control groups of devices in the various locations of your house and also control multiple devices at the same time. These features are the same as they are in the VooMote One.

One additional feature that sets the VooMote Zapper apart from the VooMote One is TV Guide functionality that displays your programming schedules in a graphical layout. On the iPad this feature will really shine because of the large screen.

The VooMote Zapper dongle will be available this fall at www.zero1.tv and other retailers to be named. Available in eleven bold colors it also will include a matching case. The accompanying app will be available as a free download in the iTunes App Store, soon.

I just received a VooMote One for review purposes so I'll be giving it a go over the Labor Day weekend and will let you know how it works!

[Last modified: Thursday, September 1, 2011 8:39am]

    

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