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Pear shaped Peel Fruit turns iPhone/iPad into universal remote

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coffee table décor…that turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a universal remote.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   A company called Peel, that’s p-e-e-l, is out with apps and a little pear shaped device that work together to turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a full featured universal remote.   And what really sets Peel apart is the way it helps you choose what to watch.   Marketing VP Alec Marshall…

“Over time, TVs have gotten more complicated.  The difficulty is in finding what you want to watch and then actually accessing it.  So we addressed that by taking a mobile interface and making it a second screen for your TV.   And so it actually moves the interactive points over to your phone and then controls everything on your TV and your entire entertainment system.”

The Peel apps are free…and an Android version is on the way.   The unique Peel hardware to control your entertainment system sells for 99 dollars.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Mobile Devices