December 22, 2014

Top iPad and iPhone Gift Appcessories: Remote Controllers and Monitors

About two years ago, the folks at Business Insider reckoned that you could remotely control 25 categories of things with your iPhone. While I’m sure that we’ve surpassed that amazing number today, how you gain RC power with your iPhone or iPad remains largely unchanged — you buy a special accessory and then download its companion app, often for free.

The app-based remote control and monitoring accessories that make their way into iPad and iPhone gift guides and galleries revolve around home entertainment, security and automation. With these app-controlled gadgets and your iDevice, you can consolidate the remote controls of virtually all your home entertainment infrared or IR devices, from TVs to CD, DVD and Blu-ray players, to satellite boxes and game consoles. You can also keep a watchful eye over your loved ones and possessions, even from a vast distance. And, you can maximize the comfort of your home and the performance of your appliances, while minimizing the cost of their use and upkeep.

I trust you’ll agree that that’s a whole lot of functionality, efficiency and peace of mind to enjoy, courtesy of remote control and monitoring iPad and iPhone appcessories. Let’s now see which among them were most often showcased and acclaimed this year.

2011′s Most Recommended Remote Controller and Monitor Appcessory Gifts

As mentioned in Part 1 (Toys and Games), Part 2 (Health and Fitness) and Part 3 (Music and Entertainment), an appcessory is a special app-and-accessory combo that transforms an iPad or iPhone into something else you need or want — from a toy to a fitness monitor or musical instrument.

In this article, I shine the spotlight on the remote control and monitor appcessories that have repeatedly made it to gift guide lists in 2011, based on research enjoyably started elsewhere.  Presumably, these app-based accessories are your top choices in the  marketplace today. Each app accessory has a short video description and  links to gift guides, reliable reviews and purchase options. Prices are MSRP only and subject to change through time– click on the purchase links to find out current prices.

May this guide help you make quick, well-informed gift-giving decisions this holiday season and beyond! Please share this post with anyone who might enjoy or benefit from it. If I’ve missed something, leave me a comment below to let me know.

Top iPad- & iPhone-Controlled Remotes and Monitors

 

Peel Universal Controller ($99.95)

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Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control ($69.95)

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Logitech Harmony Link ($99.99)

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L5 Universal Remote ($49.95)

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UnityRemote ($99.99)

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iZON Remote Room Monitor ($129.99)

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Nest Thermostat ($249.00)

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iGrill Thermometer ($99.95)

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Cyber-Rain XCI Controller ($499.00)

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