About a month ago I was going to buy a Logitech harmony, on craigslist to replace my older Phillips pronto tsu7500. I asked the seller why he was selling it and he said because he had gone to Irule. I had never heard of Irule, so i goggled it and started doing some research. A week later, I read enough good things about it, and the support team, and made my initial purchase. I purchased the pro license, an rs232 gateway to control my pioneer avr, and a wifi gateway for the rest of my system, including an Epson 5020 to be controlled via IR blaster.
Once the hardware arrived, I was like a kid on xmas. I began setting up immediately. I hit a few snags along the way, that were my fault....rushing and not thinking things through for example. The times, I truly was stuck though, I contacted the Irule team, and they were exceptional, especially Alex and Matt. I was even surprised when I tried over the weekend and Alex and Matt both called me back......that is SERVICE!
I setup everything with an android tablet ( asus t101 transformer ) originally. It worked great, but there are a few features missing from the android OS that are currently present on IOS at this time, like "button states" for example ( where the button changes it's physical appearance when pushed, so that you can visually register that the command was made ). I used the android with out issue, but sold it just last week, since the wife bought me the apple air for an early xmas present. If your considering using an android tablet, just make sure your aware that there are some functions that at this time arent supported. Fwiw, The Irule team has told me they are working on releasing an update that will equalize the 2 platforms.
Irule runs beautifully on the new Ipad, and with the retina ( 2048 x 1536 ) resolution...it just looks plain sexy.
At this point and i have spent about 300 on the license and the hardware, and I couldn't be more pleased. The best and most accurate advice i could give someone thinking about Irule, is that it's awesome once it's all setup, and bugs are worked out of your configuration ( meaning it's working at 100% ). There is a learning curve to it though, so if it's vital to have a remote working 5 minutes after you buy it, consider that. If you have got some basic networking knowledge, and if you ever used a remote in the past where you design the interface ( like the Phillips Pronto line for example ), this knowledge will serve you well.
If your not very tech savvy, understand that you will definitely be investing some time getting it all setup. But again though dont be afraid to take the plunge as long as you have some patience..... since their support is first rate!
Also, thx to AVS for providing another excellent place to discuss Irule and learn about it. The 300 page, monster thread here, was great during my research period.
Here a few pics of my setup running on the Ipad air, along with a few pics of my setup. I hope this review helps some of your who are on the fence about Irule. If there are any questions I'd be glad to answer and help out of course.