Get Peel’s Amazingly Simple Universal Remote For Only $45 [Daily Deal]

Get Peel’s Amazingly Simple Universal Remote For Only $45 [Daily Deal]

There are a couple of solutions on the market that combine simple hardware with an iOS app to take control of your entertainment system, but Peel is probably the coolest and most easy to use solution that we’ve played with. Peel invisibly controls your entire entertainment system — TV, cable box, Blu-ray player, AV receiver, Apple TVand more — without the extra hassles of plugging stuff into your phone and dealing with network passwords. Normally the Peel system retails for $99, but for the next 3 days you can pick one up from Fab.com for only $45.

Peel features include:

  • Universal remote control supports thousands of TVs, Cable & Satellite DVRs, DVD and Blu-ray players, Stereos, Apple TV, and more…
  • Go from finding your shows to watching them with a single tap
  • Control your entire entertainment system with simple gestures, right from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Change channels and volume, navigate menus, and more
  • Super simple setup with an amazingly clean and smart interface
  • Personalized TV recommendations
  • Easily switch between activities
  • Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and the Peel app with FREE updates, available on the iTunes App Store
  • Requires Wi-Fi router with an available ethernet port
  • One-year limited warranty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW-VBqRtahI

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  • FriarNurgle

    Cats would put that under the couch in no time.

  • davester13

    Unfortunately, systems like this have no real usability.  You don’t want to have to keep looking down to touch a button, then look up to see that the device actually received it, then back.  If you use a remote for more than a few seconds at a time, you NEED buttons so you can press them without having to look at them all the time.

    Just buy a $50 Harmony remote and be done with it.

  • Brandon Dillon

    After using a Harmony 1000 remote for a few years, I decided to give the Wifi/Bluetooth to IR conversion devices like this a try, being the fanboy that I am, I want to implement my Apple devices as much as I can into my life.

    I went with the Harmony Link instead. It’s a great device and works with all iOS devices. It’s even better with the iPad because of the channel listings, and they really make use of the extra screen real estate.

    There’s one huge warning though. Logitech has the worst customer service on the planet. If ANYTHING ever goes wrong with one of their products, you’re just shit out of luck. They will not help you, and as a matter of fact, they have hung up on me on 3 different occasions after being on the phone between 45-2 hours.

  • djrobsd

    Disagree.  The touch interface on the iPhone is very accurate, and I have the Samsung TV Remote app for my iPhone, use it all the time, never feel like I have to look up and down. LOL

  • djrobsd

    This device looks like it would work great for those who subscribe to cable, but for those of us cord cutters who use Plex and XBMC, not sure how well this would work.  

  • djrobsd

    Read some more reviews especially on Amazon, this product isn’t worth the 45 they are selling it for.  Here are a few of the drawbacks:  -Takes up an ethernet  port on your wi-fi router with a special dongle (why can’t the peel part just connect to the wireless network??!!)
    -Doesn’t learn devices, so if they don’t have it on the list you can’t use it
    -Only does what they have programmed, i.e. you can’t setup custom things, or control other things like lights or fans with it.
    -Remote doesn’t even let you key in a channel number manually – you have to search for the station (i.e. ABC) and select it.

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