Infrared remotes are generally limited to line-of-sight operation and shorter ranges. This deivce from NextGen will "RFize" your IR remote, giving it a range of up to 100 feet, room-to-room control, and the other bonuses of having an RF remote.
Effectively change your infrared remote to a more powerful radio-frequency signal.
Includes base station, two 2/3 AAA rechargeable batteries, RF transmitter, IR emitter, and power supply.
2/3 AAA batteries slide into RF transmitter (and AA adapter if necessary).
How It Works
NextGen includes two rechargeable 2/3-AAA batteries, which slide into their RF transmitter to fit the standard AAA battery compartment on your exisitng remote. An adapter is also included for AA compartments.
Replace one of your remote's batteries with this device, and it picks up the hint of radio-frequency signals emitted by IR remotes, amplifies it, and sends it to the base station. The base station then emits the IR signal, effectively turning your IR remote into an RF model.
The base station has a built-in charger for powering up the custom batteries.
This device lets you go from room-to-room and control your components from up to 100 + feet away, with no direct line-of-sight needed. It even works through closet doors and closed entertainment system cabinets.
Unlike other remote control extenders, there's no need to attach anything to the front of your remote, or to be limited to using it in one room. And by simply installing extra battery transmitters you can convert as many remotes as you like--works with virtually every remote control.
What's in the Box
Remote Extender Base Station, Two 2/3 AAA Rechargeable Batteries, Power Supply. 3 and 6 eye emitters, a stand alone USB charger, and additional transmitters are also available but sold separately.