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iRBeacon: smarter remote for a smarter home
iRBeacon: smarter remote for a smarter home
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Have you ever found yourself looking for the remotes for what seemed like hours on end?

 Having a bunch of them - one for the TV in the living room, one for the A/C, one for the A/V Receiver and so on, and you just can’t find them when you need them.Your easiest solution would be to buy a 6. remote to replace the 5 you have - just to be misplaced as easily as all the others? Really?

Not anymore.

iRBeacon in the three color choices
iRBeacon in the three color choices

The iRBeacon is the one, simple solution that will rid you of the cluster of remotes - and it is capable of much more.

The iRBeacon is the first step towards an intelligent home. It is a smart, elegant and tiny device which combines the infrared technology with the latest Bluetooth Low Energy (very energy efficient, more than a year working time with a single CR2032 coin battery), so the iRBeacon accompanied with the app (iOS, Android) can smart up your devices and replace your remotes in just a few minutes.

Just imagine getting home, tired from a hard day at work, and as you enter, your favorite radio starts playing or the TV is switching on for you to watch news and unwind. Without even touching a single button. You can set the timing, or let your devices react to your presence.

 You’ll never have to worry wether you’ve switched off the TV or turned off the radio when you left home - the iRBeacon will do that for you.

Using the latest technology, the list of IoT networks and smart hubs the iRBeacon can cooperate with expands constantly - so you’ll be able to control your device from anywhere in the world. The iRBeacon's mesh networking capabilities help to overcome any distance so  the smarter home has never been easier and closer.

The iRBeacon has a range of up 50 meters / 150 feet (outdoor) making the use much more easy and versatile than any regular remote.

Take photography for example. A regular IR remote will work within about 5 meters / 15 feet. Look at the demo below to check how the iRBeacon does.

The range is of course highly depending on the environment and the phone used as well.

We even went out to the park to shoot around with the iRBeacon and a DSLR.

With additional features the iRBeacon is a complete smart alternative for a remote trigger, and also much much more than that!

How does it work

 1. Place the iRBeacon near to the ir receiver (easy to find) of your device. With the two sided removable glue dot provided, it can be easily placed on every consumer electronics device.

 2. Download the app to your phone, tablet, laptop...

3. Forget your old remote, and enjoy the comfort.

The iRBeacon is a really tiny gadget with its 30x30x10mm dimensions. 

The App

Our iOS and Android apps are capable of so much more than your everyday remote controller. Sure you can use it the old school way, but you can also set timers, edit personal preferences and set the way the iRBeacon should react to your presence.
Compatible with iPhone 4s & later, iPad 3rd Generation & later, and Android 4.3 & later devices with Bluetooth 4.0.

 

Our database of compatible devices is extensive and growing fast. And if your device is not in our database yet, the iRBeacon can learn all the tricks from any regular IR remote.

The iRBeacon has a proven track record. The first 2000 iRBeacons are just getting ready to be shipped out to our first users, and now we need your help to move on to large scale manufacturing.

We are ready to look further.

We are ready to take the next step.

Come with us and join the fun:

Back the iRBeacon project and get your reward in June 2015.

Available in three colors

The iRBeacon is available in 3 different colors: 

Brilliant White, Aluminum gray and Piano Black.

The three colors in real life
The three colors in real life

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Risks and challenges

The iRBeacon has a proven track record. The first 2000 iRBeacons are just getting ready to be shipped out to our first users.

We have a few really exciting months behind us, we worked hard to get the iRBeacon ready for the large scale manufacturing, but since we work with third-party suppliers and manufacturers, similarly to other entrepreneurs, sometimes we face production delays and quality control issues.
We make every effort to maintain a good relationship with our suppliers and thus manage the problems that may arise.

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    Early Bird! (~19$)

    We are celebrating our start on Kickstarter!
    Join the fun as we are practically giving away our iRBeacons to the fastest among you!

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    Distributor Pack! (~899$)

    If you are a retailer, wholesaler, distributor or simply own a ton of devices you need to control, look no further!

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