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ONE MA­JOR PROB­LEM with smarthome set­ups is the dumb tech you al­ready own, but can’t eas­ily get rid of. Take a split sys­tem air con­di­tioner for ex­am­ple — it’s easy to con­trol via re­mote, but un­less you bought one fairly re­cently, it won’t have Wi-Fi sup­port. KlikR aims to solve this is­sue with a smart­phone-con­nected IR blaster, that can bring con­trol of loads of de­vices over to your smart­phone. It con­nects via Blue­tooth (so won’t work when you’re out of range), and each KlikR can only con­trol one IR de­vice. While the unit has a data­base of re­mote codes, it can also learn them from your ex­ist­ing re­mote. The app it­self is quite slick, and can con­trol mul­ti­ple KlikR units. It also has a range of smart op­tions, such as voice com­mands, and be­ing able to mute or pause TV or au­dio when you re­ceive a call. The KlikR mo­d­ule has a re­place­able bat­tery, and lasts about six months in nor­mal use. KlikR is avail­able for $49 through Jay­car Elec­tron­ics ( www.jay­car.com.

cat­a­logue num­ber AR1956.

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