Conspin Debuts Android-Based Universal Remote
By John Laposky On Apr 18 2011 - 3:01am
LAS VEGAS —
Conspin unveiled a unique universal
remote control, the Andi-One smart touch
URC, which merges the functionality of a tablet
PC with a universal remote control.
Running the Android 2.1 operating system,
the Andi-One allows users to control up to 50
devices via RF, IR and Wi-Fi, via a 3.5-inch, 320
by 480 scratch-proof touchscreen that also
runs Android apps.
The included cradle acts as a battery recharger
and a 2-watt dual-speaker stereo system for
the Andi-One, as well as for an iPod, iPhone or
Using the My Activity starter screen, a user
can auto-discover, register and store virtually
any component on the Andi-One’s 2GB internal
memory. Once set-up is complete, the Andi-One
can: group devices by room; switch between
devices, powering them off and on together or
individually; and control TV channel selection, volume and picture
The most frequently used keys are available in both physical
and virtual form for immediate access.
The remote allows downloads from a service provider of
Java-based EPGs to search for movies and programs and can
send emails and browse the Internet.
Optional features allow for the Andi-One to
work as a VoIP phone with built-in echo canceller
and noise suppressor, and once the Andi-
One is in its cradle it can display time and
weather, news and stock quotes, for instance,
when connected to a Wi-FI network.
The Andi-One can also serve as a wireless
mouse and virtual keyboard to navigate Netflix
and other video streaming services viewed on a
PC, set-top box or connected TV.
It runs more than 100,000 available Android
The Conspin Andi-One URC is immediately
available through distribution from Tech Data
and D&H Distributing with a suggested retail of
Conspin also debuted last week its Smart
Qwerty CRU 200TQ, a hybrid dual-sided universal
remote control that controls both traditional
consumer media, as well as web-connected Smart TV devices
that require onscreen keyboard entering to perform such tasks
as searching for movies and programs, browsing the Internet,
writing emails, downloading apps, or posting on Facebook and
The Smart Qwerty CRU-200TQ will retail for $ 129.99.