Hmm – this looks semi interesting – sadly batteries in phones suck so bad that mine…

10 Nov 2011 admin In G+ Posts
Hmm – this looks semi interesting – sadly batteries in phones suck so bad that mine would be dead all the time… and thus I could never change channels…

http://store.griffintechnology.com/beacon-android

Beacon for Android – Griffin Technology
With Beacon, your Android phone or tablet becomes the easy-to-use, never-lost remote your home entertainment center has been waiting for.

Comments: 8

  1. how true, the next major technological advance should be batteries, gizmos ain't much use without power

  2. that is the nice thing about the Sony Tablet S it has the IR built right in and the tablet is your universal remote.

  3. Jason McClain 10 Nov 2011 Reply

    At first I read "Bacon for Android". False alarm. * sigh * Heh.

    This is very, very cool, though. Heck, even Comcast let's you change the channel on your TV via your web browser. I suspect we will see more and more of this integration of control of our content flows very soon.

  4. Brent Burzycki 10 Nov 2011 Reply

    I would assume fully integrated and controllable will be what TV's turn into…. I want voice control of all my components.. I have it partially with Kinect – but it needs to be fully integrated….

  5. Denver Lobo 10 Nov 2011 Reply

    I think buying an extra battery, and extra 10 hours of battery life for less than $20 is pretty advanced.

  6. Brent Burzycki 10 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Denver Lobo Sadly most cases do not give each access to batteries and the battery doors are getting cheaper and cheaper and I am not sure they will keep up with constant battery swapping.. or simply more phones are coming with non removable batteries.. like the Iphone and now the new Motorola Razor

  7. Denver Lobo 10 Nov 2011 Reply

    More phones? I'm sorry, but other than the RAZR and iPhone, I don't think there are very many others that don't allow you to swap batteries. Also, I'm pretty sure battery doors will be able to outlast the usage of the phone. They can be bought pretty cheap too, you know?

  8. Brent Burzycki 10 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Denver Lobo Well when i need to recharge a phone twice a day or once with an extended battery… that turns into quite a few battery changes…. also there is the pain factor of always bringing batteries and chargers etc with you … seems we really need to concentrate on battery tech soon or we will be up to 3 charges a day….. especially with photos and photo processing…

    I am ok with a larger phone that is even a bit heavier if it means I can get through a full day of use – as in real use….and god forbid talking on the phone as a phone also…

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