We’re already starting to see consolidation of multiple devices with the arrival of smartphones. No more need for dedicated GPS, point and shoot cameras, MP3 players, voice recorders, portable gaming devices, calculators… you get the picture. VooMote adds another to the list: remote controls. You can set up customizable remotes for each room and control multiple devices, all using VooMote’s database of known devices (if it’s not in their database just program it in the old-school way). One remote could even control multiple devices, especially useful for rigging up a Blu-Ray player remote with TV controls and media system volume. Heck, you can even program in macros (ie to pull of multiple functions with one button press!).
Looks pretty awesome, although their original remote, the VooMote One flopped pretty bad. If you don’t mind being a guinea pig order one now, otherwise wait a few days for reviews to trickle in – 70$.