Control all your home electronics from your smartphone [Deals]

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Blumoo turns your iPhone or Android into a remote for every part of your entertainment system.
Blumoo turns your iPhone or Android into a remote for every part of your entertainment system.
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Is your living room like a boneyard for old remotes? In the age of smart devices, having a separate plastic brick for each appliance in our home seems pretty dumb. Blumoo went ahead and did the logical thing, creating an app that turns your Android or iPhone (or Apple Watch) into a universal remote for your A/V devices. For a limited time, you can get it for $47.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

VR headsets, wall-sticking iPhone cases, and more in the best deals of the week [Deals]

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Get control of your smart home straight from your smartphone.
Get control of your smart home straight from your smartphone.
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We get a lot of great deals on gadgets and gear here, which is why every week we wrangle the best of the bunch. This week, we’ve got a way to turn your iOS device into a universal remote, an iPhone case that’ll stick to almost any surface, a VR headset powered by your phone, and more. Take a look:

Logitech’s new universal remote commands your whole home

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Logitech's Harmony Elite remote controls almost anything you point it at.
Logitech's Harmony Elite remote controls almost anything you point it at.
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The last universal remote we bought cost $20 from Walgreens. It was a big, ugly hunk of plastic, but it controlled the TV and VCR just fine.

These days, things have gotten a little more complicated. Now we have an HDTV, three set-top boxes, two game consoles and Sonos, as well a Nest thermostat and a bunch of Bluetooth-connected lightbulbs.

Logitech’s new Harmony Elite is a universal remote that controls all these devices and more. It’s price is listed at an eye-popping $350, but this is much more than a TV remote. It’s a smarthome hub for just about every connected device in your house, designed to give HomeKit and Siri a run for their money.

Father’s Day gift guide: Blumoo universal remote, Snowflake micro-drone & more [Deals]

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Father’s Day is fast approaching, and we’re pretty sure every father out there has enough #1 Dad mugs. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of awesome gifts he’ll love, from bar sets and a remote he can control from his phone to top-of-the-line headphones and portable battery packs. Read on for a great gift idea for Dad (you can thank us later) and check out more great gadgets at Cult of Mac Deals.

Dijit For iPad Is Your Socially-Powered TV Guide For The Living Room

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Today Dijit has launched its official iPad app for interacting with your TV. In a world where we’re constantly tweeting and checking Facebook from the couch, Dijit has attempted to intertwine our online lives with our favorite TV shows.

The app works with Griffin’s Beacon peripheral or the Roku box to turn your iPad into a universal remote with internet capabilities. Not only can you browse your TV guide and control what you’re watching, but Dijit’s app gives you quick access to Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, and your Netflix queue.