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Quick Overview

The FLIRC USB dongle allows the use of any remote control with your Raspberry Pi. Configure the device on your desktop PC, then simply plug into your Pi for a perfect media centre companion.

Flirc learns from any remote control, not caring about different vendor protocols. Just walk through the super simple setup- pairing individual remote buttons with 'Media Centre Buttons' and you're done.


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Product Description

Use any remote control to control any program on any device.

FLIRC for your Pi

The Raspberry Pi allows you to control XBMC using your normal TV remote control via HDMI-CEC.  So you may be wondering why we are so excited to add the FLIRC to our Raspberry Pi accessories range. The answer is this:

HDMI-CEC will only take you so far.

Most TV remote controls work with play, pause, fast forward and rewind. But getting to the XBMC context menu, the in-movie menu’s and volume-controls are impossible on many remotes. Furthermore, some new TV’s that say they support CEC …. well, lets just say you get what you pay for.

The FLIRC takes all this guesswork out of the equation, you program your remote with the controls you want, plug it into the Pi and away you go.

If you’re replacing your old HTPC with a Raspberry Pi for the power and space saving attributes (or the 1080p hardware decoding that your Core 2 duo didn’t have), a FLIRC might give you what you need to move that old HTPC into the kids bedroom.

FLIRC for your PC

We know there are millions of USB MCE remote controls for your PC, so why would you bother with a FLIRC?

Well, it’s because the MCE remote control is great for controlling Windows Media Center (actually, the cheap MCE ‘compatible’  remote control we had wasn’t that great at doing even that); but because it presents its self to your PC as a remote control, it needs to be programmed and supported in any piece of software you want to use it in.

Not with FLIRC, because it just outputs remote control commands as keyboard-input, every program works with it. XBMC, VLC, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, iTunes – as long as you can control it with your keyboard, you can control it from 10 feet away.

THAT is what a USB remote control should do!

FLIRC Version 2!

The new FLIRC does everything the old one does, plus:

  • Works naturally with your Logitech Universal Remote, no FLIRC programming needed. Just select one of the FLIRC keysets when programming your remote.
  • Long Key Presses – Assign two functions to one button. Press the button for one function, hold down the button for the other function.
  • Macros – You can store over 500 keys, and have more than one keypress per individual remote button.
  • Integration with IOSPIRIT – Remote Buddy support for FLIRC on your MAC

Additional Information

Weight 5 g
FLIRC Version

FLIRC Version 1, FLIRC Version 2