Apple wasn’t kidding when they said “there’s an app for that”
Heart Monitor? Yes there’s an app for that.
Oscilloscope? Yup, that too.
Laser Pointer? No problem.
HMB-TEC of Germany has created an eclectic and eccentric collection of hardware gadgets that plug into the 3.5mm headphone jack of an iPhone, and couple with their apps.
Among the devices they make are a heart monitor, microphone, thermometer, stethoscope, pocket fan, oscilloscope, laser pointer, flashlight, breath controller, all sorts of remote control devices, and much more. German ingenuity and engineering leads the way again. I can’t imagine anyone coming up with this sort of stuff here in the U.S. The accessories cost from between $20 to $90 US, excluding shipping. The accompanying apps cost between $1 to $5.
Who will be the first on their block to collect the entire set? Send us photos! Can’t wait to see the iPad versions.
First in our new series of Amazing iPhone Gadgets™, we bring you the:
HMB-TEC Universal IR Remote Control Power Plug
for iPhone – iPad
from HMB-TEC: Simply insert the plug into the headphone jack of your iPhone - iPad. It now becomes a universal remote control. This is an ingenious remote control. You can control up to four commercially available IR power outlets. At these outlets, you can connect any electrical device, i.e. lights, TV, motors, coffee machine, Christmas lights, outdoor lighting, heaters, computer equipment, robots, aircraft models. Now your iPhone – iPad can easily turn the equipment on and off. You also save money, because these appliances won’t be wasting electricity sitting in standby mode.
There are two parts; The IR Remote Control Power Plug, which inserts into the headphone jack and the iPhone app. There are a total of 8 buttons. When you press a key, you will see the red LED flash and iPhone vibrate. As soon as you release the button for the selected channel, the IR signal is sent. You can program a different signal for each key.
Here’s how it works.
- Connect the IR Remote Plug to the headphone jack of your iPhone – iPad.
- Install the HMB-TEC Remote app on your iPhone – iPad.
- Connect the device to control to any standard IR enabled Power Plug
- Now you can control lights, TV, motors, coffee machines, Christmas lights, outdoor lighting, heaters, computer equipment, robots, aircraft models, any electrical device.
- Compatible with iPhone 3G / 3GS and iPad