New Potato Technologies has just launched the FLPR app, available for the iPhone and iPod touch, bundled with an accessory. The product and software turn your handset or player into an universal remote control for electronic devices ranging from TVs to stereo systems, lighting systems and much more.
FLPR is very easy to use, so after you’ll purchase the FLPR infrared interface and pop it into the iPod touch or iPhone dock connector, you’ll just need to download the app from the App Store and get going. FLPR is available for free, at least the software, while the accessory (hardware dongle) goes for $79.99 via Best Buy.
After you launch the app, you’ll have to choose the device type, select a brand, name it and “use it”. Easy, right? The app includes 14,000 preprogrammed remote control codes and it’s also able to learn new ones, so you’ll be able to teach the app the code for your ancient TV.
Know that the product has a range of about 30 feet and is powered by the iPhone/iPod.