SOURCE: ThinkFlood


March 22, 2010 09:51 ET

ThinkFlood Customer Controls 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible Using RedEye Remote for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (Video)

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  ThinkFlood (, maker of RedEye universal remote controls for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, recently announced its second product, RedEye mini, available this spring. But what if you're serious about customization? Then ThinkFlood's first product, RedEye, is for you.

Why RedEye? Wi-Fi

  • Because RedEye works through Wi-Fi (not the dock connector), RedEye users do not attach anything to their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to use their remote.
  • Wi-Fi is the reason RedEye is the only multi-room, multi-controller universal remote system that does not cost thousands of dollars. Adding another controller (or many) to your RedEye system only requires downloading the free RedEye app and connecting to the network.
  • Wi-Fi allows for all kinds of interesting custom applications, like this one: Dave Phipps of Oregon customized his car with RedEye remote. He now uses his iPod touch to control 1969 GTO Convertible. More...

RedEye Remote Gone Wild: Controlling a Car using iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

ThinkFlood customer Dave Phipps recently tricked-out his 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible with RedEye remote. Thanks to his custom installation, Dave now does the following using only his iPod touch:

  • Raise and lower convertible top; open and close windows.
  • Lock, unlock, and open doors, trunk; set alarm.
  • Control stereo power, volume and sources.
  • Turn ignition, illuminate parking lights, start the car, rev the engine.
  • Send macro commands that allow him to do multiple things with one touch: "All Down" opens windows, raises convertible top; "All Up" closes windows, raises convertible top.

Watch the video of Dave Phipps controlling his GTO with RedEye remote and iPod touch:

About RedEye remote for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

  • $188 for RedEye base station, requires free RedEye app.
  • Available now and shipping to 51 countries.
  • Large database of IR codes, ability to learn IR codes from existing remotes.
  • Free integrated program/channel guide that appears on iDevice screen, not the TV or monitor (coming in April).
  • Activity remotes and macros.
  • Touchscreen buttons, Multi-Touch and accelerometer gesture shortcuts.
  • Unlimited device and command capacity. Codes and configuration stored on RedEye base station.
  • Attach NOTHING to iPhone, iPod touch or iPad; connect via home Wi-Fi instead. Send commands from anywhere within your network.
  • Use multiple RedEye base stations for whole-home control.
  • Control equipment using multiple iDevices. Add more controllers to RedEye remote system by downloading free app, connecting to network.

About ThinkFlood
ThinkFlood ( designs and develops remote control hardware and software. Its first commercial application, RedEye (, turns the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a personal remote that allows control of virtually any home entertainment device from any room in the home. RedEye mini offers a similar level of control in a low-cost, portable form. All RedEye universal remote control products offer features and functionality previously available only in remotes costing several times as much. Founded in 2007, ThinkFlood is a privately held company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Sign up for ThinkFlood's RedEye newsletter at

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