Griffin has just released its Beacon universal remote for Android.
The Beacon is a standalone IR transmitter that turns your Android device into a remote control. The device must run Android 2.3.3 and up, while the Beacon runs on four AA batteries and pairs up with your phone through Bluetooth, allowing you to control all of your AV devices.
Users will also need to download the Dijit remote app from the Android Market in order to actually use the Beacon. The app also provides an extensive list of support TVs and components, while it also provides TV program guides so you can easily find your favorite show.
The Griffin Beacon remote for iOS was announced back in January with an $80 price tag, though Android users will be happy to hear that the Google OS version costs $70. While the Beacon isn’t the first of its kind, Griffin’s product is more wallet-friendly than similar devices, like the Logitech Harmony Link, which will set you back $100.
Here’s a video from Griffin of the iOS-friendly version of the Beacon in action.