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RedEye WiFi now available for Android [DISCOUNT]

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A while back in a thread about using the Vega for Home automation I mentioned that a company called Thinkflood were working on an Android app which can be used to wirelessly control your Hi-fi and Home Cinema equipment in conjunction with one of their hardware components using wi-fi.

Today it has been announced that a Beta version of this Android app is available and they are looking for people to help them test it on the various Android platforms around.

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If you are interested in learning more and perhaps participating in the Beta trials more information can be found here.

EDIT:- See posts below for updates and details of a DISCOUNT offer exclusive to [email protected] members

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I have been in correspondence with Thinkflood (USA) and have been trying to clarify the latest status of the Android Beta trial and at this stage the configuring of the RedEye Wifi controller will still require an iOS device such as one of the following :-

iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation), iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4, or iPad running iOS 3.0 or later

In due course this configuration will be carried out by the Android app instead but for now this is a requirement to take part in the trial. To soften the blow somewhat if you have one of the above devices already and would still like to take part then Thinkflood are offering Android Modaco members a special discount on their RedEye Wifi hardware which I can say offers a 'significant' reduction on the current UK/USA retail price.

In order not to contravene selling rules on this forum I would ask anyone who is interested in taking part to post a message on this thread and I shall private message you with details of the offer.

P.S. Some people might prefer to wait for the RedEye Mini device to become available on the Vega but as I understand it this could be some time coming due to the complexities the different earphone socket behaviours.

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In order not to contravene selling rules on this forum I would ask anyone who is interested in taking part to post a message on this thread and I shall private message you with details of the offer.

P.S. Some people might prefer to wait for the RedEye Mini device to become available on the Vega but as I understand it this could be some time coming due to the complexities the different earphone socket behaviours.

Hi Trevor,

Thanks for not only bringing this to our attention but for contacting them and organising a discount. As requested I post here to state an interest in this please PM when you can.

Snowdan.

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Hi Trevor,

Thanks for not only bringing this to our attention but for contacting them and organising a discount. As requested I post here to state an interest in this please PM when you can.

Snowdan.

You're welcome Snowdan. Have sent you a message about this now hope you are interested?

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sounds very interesting, wonder how much of a discount as the hardware seem pricey but would love my tablet/phone to be able to do everything i need. life would be so simple. :P

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Have sent those who have responded affirmatively so far a 'private message' but a number of you have not read them yet. Can you take a look in your messages box and send me a reply please? Thanks

Trevor

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I'm very interested I'd like to see how it compares to other wifi to IR solutions on the market that require custom software using a server to issue the comands and needing to get the vega to talk to the server to function. PM please

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For those of you who have already ordered your RedEye Wifi system or for those still undecided and on the fence you might like to know that the manufacturer Thinkflood are running some FREE one hour webinar training sessions about the product. Details can be found here.

Pleased to say I've got my RedEye Wifi device now and rather like the Advent Vega it takes a bit of tweaking and a fair degree of patience to get it installed and running as you want it but now I am able to use the RedEye app to control my home entertainment kit which includes TV, A/V Receiver, DVD Changers, Freeview box, Projector, Playstation 3 (via Logic 3 dongle) all from the same device. I've even managed to get it to control my lighting dimmer switch :P

By programming how I use each item of kit by ROOM and then into ACTIVITIES you can select how each should operate during the SWITCH ON & TURN OFF sequences. So now when I use the WATCH DVD activity it will power up the surround sound system, DVD player & projector then finally dim the lights off ready to watch the film. Just now have to find a compatible robot to go and fetch the beers!

Any questions about the system I'm quite happy to answer them or pass them by the manufacturer?

P.S. At this stage, as mentioned before, most of the configuring and setup still needs to be done on an iOS device but once done the Vega can carry out the activities itself

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I'd be interested in this, although $199 seems a bit steep. Especially as only having android devices i would have no need for the iPod/iPhone stuff it comes with.

What kind of discount is available? Could you please PM me the details if it isnt too late?

thanks

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This is very interesting for me as I been looking for a way to use my POV Mobii as a universal remote, and with lack of IR port on the tablet it seemed impossible.

Will your product work with the POV Mobii 10.1 (Prev known as Advent Vega)

If so, please contact me with details and I will order one up.

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Hi Trevor

I already have Red Eye Mini for iPhone 3GS. Will the Android app work with this

or do I need to purchase the Discounted item?

Oldbarzo

(Douglas)

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