With household appliances and gadgets getting their own apps, I just want to try a few and buy a dedicated app device on a trial basis for home use. I am not sure which platform to go with as I am a Windows Phone user. In this scenario, would an iPod suffice or a small Android tab is a better deal? Thank you.
I would go for an ipod / ipohne / ipad for this as they have the fastest response time. I find these devices more responsive than a cheap / mid priced android. ( my iphone 5 is considerably faster than my quad core Samsung Galaxy Core ) A cheap Android tablet will be a waste of time, I have one here that is collecting dust, it was press a key and wait 5 seconds. Windows devices are still lacking apps in this arena but it is catching up fast.
I can use my devices to control my Tivo, WDlive TV, LG 4k TV, Onkyo Amp.
The Tivo and Onkyo apps are far more responsive that the remotes, pressing a button and waiting frustrates me.