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iMedia HID Bluetooth Remote

Replacement: None. Unfortunately, this Bluetooth remote is not FCC certified so we cannot carry it in our catalog. This page is for reference only.

The iMedia is an open-source class 2 Bluetooth remote. Once paired with your Bluetooth device, you can use any of the 5 pre-programmed buttons to control your camera, phone, or custom-made device up to 30 feet away.

Each of the iMedia HID Bluetooth Remote's buttons are multi-functional and can be programmed to offer a wide variety of unique functions. The built-in 110mAh battery lasts about 20 hours and can even be charged inside the remote using a microUSB cable.


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  • No FCC label? This is a finished product and a handheld device so needs FCC ID & RF exposure docs to be legally sold.

    • We're working on this. The module inside is an RN42, but they tore the shield off so it would fit inside the package.

      We've notified them that this is not an acceptable practice, and that the shield needs to remain in place and the FCC ID needs to be on the outside of the device. If they can't meet those requirements, we'll have to discontinue sales of this.

    • I'd imagine you'll find that information on the bluetooth module inside that's doing all the actual radio work.

      • Not visible on the internal photos, plus it's supposed to be visible from the outside. Also that module has no RF shielding, meaning it doesn't qualify for modular certification like the roving networks modules or xbees.

        • Out of curiosity, is it the responsibility of the manufacturer, the responsibility of the distributor, or the responsibility of both the manufacturer and the distributor to ensure that a device is labelled correctly?

          • Manufacturer should do it and distributor should verify it. But anyone selling it is accountable. It's not merely about a label it's the proof of certification via the ID that goes on it.

  • It's described as "open-source" but there's no source for neither software nor hardware available. Is that description wrong?

    • give them time. they are working on more documentation. as I said below, we will be posting higher resolution images to get a better idea what's on the board.

  • too expensive for my blood :(

  • Works very well with my phone for controlling media. (Samsung S4 running CM). Any hope for FW replacement or release?

  • Do these emit some kind of ID to enable a receiver identify which remote sent the signal?

  • Is there any information as to how the bluetooth module is able to be powered by that small 110 mAh battary? for 20hours, that puppy would have to be pulling less than 6 mA!

    • I concur! more info please! What is inside this badboy? I think its a bit of a stretch to label this open-source with such little info about whats inside! on a side note: The shell looks very similar to the nordic fob SF used to sell.

      • it looks like it's a BlueCore chip stuck on one of those $5 Bluetooth modules, obviously programmed with a HID firmware

      • the company is pretty new to open-source. they are slowly releasing more and more information about the module. check out the product post today, I took it apart. we can get some good inside shots if you want. there's not a whole lot to it.

        • Serialio: providing visionary solutions since 1992. Not that new....

          • ha, yes, I misspoke. I edited my comment, they're new to opening up datasheets and such, and this is a new product for them. sorry, I was lazy in my comment.

        • Hm, from just the video, it looks like the 5 pin SOT23-5 in the back is probably the battery charging circuit, possibly something like a MAX1551?
          The 10-pin chip near the front where the battery connects look like some small linear buck power supply. The power management must be all done on chip.

          Would be nice to get some pictures of the back

          • I'm having some high-resolution shots taken of the front and back. we'll put them up as a zip file instead of the standard 600x600 shots.

            • Check under the documents section, we have some high-res images for you. You should be able to see what's going on until the manufacturer starts releasing more documentation.

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