How does the idea of opening your garage door with your cell phone sound? One of fancy gizmos introduced at the recent CES (Consumer Electronics Show) promises to do just that.
Garage|Shadow, from Unify4Life, turns a BlackBerry or any other Bluetooth enabled cell phone into a remote control for garage door openers. It even has an “automatic open” feature that senses when you have returned home and opens the door automatically. Pretty slick idea.
One thing that you might want to consider is that cell phone batteries run down much, much faster than the batteries in a standard remote, so you’d want to make sure that your phone’s battery is charged.
Why can you do almost anything with your mobile phone, but when it comes to your garage door, you have to resort to another remote control entirely.
Why can’t you control it with a BlackBerry?
This is the question that Unify4Life, a company based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, is answering with it’s new device: the Garage|Shadow.
Using Bluetooth Technology, this device turns a BlackBerry into a garage door opener. It is easy to install and use, and now the user doesn’t have to worry about losing their remotes any more. Here’s a video to see how the application works.
Unify4Life™ is dedicated to providing cost effective solutions that enable your home devices to be controlled by a smartphone. By leveraging the power of the devices in your home together with your BlackBerry® smartphone, they provide simple to use, easy to setup and most of all convenient solutions.
Visit the Unify4Life website for more information.