If you’re looking for an IR attachment for your iOS device so that you can use it as a universal remote for your media center, you may want to take a look at Zero1.tv’s new Voomote Zapper.

Available now on Apple.com, the VooMote Zapper is is a small dongle that allows your iOS device to work with virtually any remote device. What’s great is how small this dongle is in relation to what other have come out with where its an entire bulky case that snaps on. At least with the dongle, you are not limited to a specific device since you’ll be able to use this on any iOS device including the iPad.

White and Black will be available from Apple while the colored options will be available from www.zero1.tv directly. The ZooMote Zapper costs $69.99 with a free app available in the App Store that will control all your devices. 

Press Release

Berlin, Germany (January 24, 2012) – Zero1.tv, provider of user interfaces for home entertainment solutions, is proud to announce today, the 28th anniversary of the original Macintosh launch, that its new VooMote Zapper is available for purchase at Apple.com and will be in Apple stores® February 7, 2012.  Zero1.tv is thrilled to bring its battery-free, complete home solution, that many have been waiting for, to the market on this historical date.

This versatile mobile solution effortlessly converts your iOS device into an impressively smart universal remote that controls virtually all of your A/V gear. This extremely light-weight dongle is the size of a paperclip, and is compatible with all mobile iOS 5 devices, offering maximum flexibility and ease of use with your iPhoneâ„¢/iPadâ„¢/iPodâ„¢.

Unlike base station solutions, VooMote Zapper provides convenient “room to room” functionality that allows users to access entertainment whenever and wherever they want, with whichever iOS 5 devices they please.

What also sets the VooMote Zapper apart from the rest is its hassle-free set up and usage. It is extremely simple and intuitive. Once you connect your VooMote Zapper dongle, the free app automatically downloads, and prompts the set up. You immediately have full control over hundreds of thousands of electronic devices. This easy set up means no manuals or PCs are necessary. Users can also enjoy the freedom from having to connect to Bluetooth, the internet, or buy batteries for their remote ever again.

The soon-to-come iCloud feature also allows the user to transfer all customized remote control configurations to any of their family’s and friends’ iDevices which use the same Apple ID, meaning a one-time setup for limitless remotes in limitless locations for anyone.

“The VooMote Zapper was made to bridge the convenience of the old trusty universal remote controls with new App-enabled technology of the future,” said Alex Gruber, CEO, Zero.tv. “We wanted to make a solution that people would really pick up and use every day not because it was “gadgety” but because it was, in fact, a better solution for their lifestyles.  Features, such as gestures and take a tour were implemented because we know users don’t want to take their eyes off their TV for a second or read long manuals.”

The Apple certified VooMote Zapper is now available at Apple.com in either black or white for $69.99, and will be available in Apple retail stores in early February 2012. The additional eight sleek color options, which match smart cover colors, can be purchased at www.zero1.tv. The VooMote Zapper app is free and now available to download worldwide at the iTunes® store in English, Spanish, and German (Italian, French, Arabic and Chinese coming soon).

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