Do you feel frustrated when finding for your TV remote, air conditioner remote, fan remote, etc ? A One for All smart universal remote can replace all your IR remote controller to make your life easier. You can control all of the devices with a smart universal remote through your smart phone and even with voice control.
There are plenty of universal remotes you can find in the market, some is offering rich features with a afforable price. In this post, we would like to share the review of the Broadlink RM Mini 3 with you after we tested it for few months. So that, you have a better understanding before you purchase it.
Unboxing Broadlink RM Mini 3
After opening the box, you may notice a main product itself, a USB cable and a user manual. The manual helps a lot during setting up the Broadlink RM Mini 3.
Broadlink RM Mini 3 has a 360° IR blaster built into the top of it which is matte cylinder design and give the RM Mini 3 excellent range. It has two jacks, one is for the USB cable and another one is a pin jack to reset the device. I will say however that it would be nice if the Broadlink RM Mini 3 included a jack for an external IR Flasher but for the price I can’t really complain.
- WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz
- IR : 38 KHz frequency; omni directional (6 transmitters); 12 meters range; 1x IR receiver for learning function
- Misc : Reset button, power LED
- Power : 5V/500 mA via micro USB port
- Power Consumption : Less than 0.85W in standby mode
- Dimensions : 55 x 55 x 64.5 mm
- Weight : 75 grams
- Temperature Range : 0~50 degrees Celsius
Broadlink RM Mini 3 is a small connected IR Hub that will allow you to connect your IR controlled devices like cable boxes, televisions, air conditioner and more. Using the Broadlink ihc app you can quickly and easily get up and running and have app control over your devices.
While Broadlink does not have nearly the library of IR commands that Harmony has, but it is still very simple to manually learn buttons from an existing remote and should not give even the most novice user any issues.
Beside that, you can create a scene to automate your IR controlled devices. For instances, if you want to turn on the TV and change to the channel that you want every times, you can add in 2 tasks, one is turn on TV button and follow by the channel number button that you want to watch.
Broadlink RM Mini 3 can connect to Alexa and Google Home for voice control purpose as well.You just need to link your Broadlink Account to Alexa or Google Home. After done setup, you can talk to Amazon Echo or Google Nest Mini speaker to execute the scenes that you have created.
In addition, you can use the schedule feature of RM Mini 3 to automate the daily routine such as turn off the air conditioner in 8 o’clock morning when you going to work, turn on TV to watch your favourite channel at 8pm when you back to home, etc. Therefore, you can worry-free when you leaving your home forget to switch off some devices. You can use the timer control on the particular tasks that you don’t want to execute immediately.
Broadlink RM Mini 3 not only comes with a lot of useful features which make your life more convenient, but also able to integrate with your smart home perfectly. If you want to find a budget option of universal remote control, I would recommend RM Mini 3 with the price of RM50.