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Old May 25, 2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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I would buy a Touch if it had infrared

To be used as an intelligent fully-programmable universal remote.

And no, no silly attachment, BUILT-IN.

Any other (Android?) alternative?
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Old May 25, 2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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Some of the Samsung tablets have it I think. Infrared is not really that great on a portable device though. It interferes with other devices.
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Old May 25, 2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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The main objective of an iPod touch is to be an entertainment device, a great portable music player and gaming device. I don't think having an infrared sensor is that important for it.
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Old May 26, 2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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Worst idea ever.
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Old May 26, 2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Sometimes I feel like the only person on the planet who's TV/Stereo are connected to my network.
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Old May 27, 2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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IrDA is soooooo 2001 Nokia 8260's.
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Old May 27, 2013, 08:30 AM   #7
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I would upgrade my iPhone and iPad if they get an IR emitter.
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Old May 31, 2013, 12:15 AM   #8
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Agreed. iPod Touch with IR would make it far more useful. It would be functional as a music player, camera, light gaming system as well as a remote. The remote app alone is not good enough.

I've been using the Veemote Zapper for half a year and enjoy using it. If only the IR sensor was built in instead of a dongle. Then I don't have to keep a device with a 30-pin connector.
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