I am designing a device that uses a remote control with an infrared emitter and receiver. Originally I designed the device with a Tsop38238 but this sensor seems like it's better suited for a DVD player. You have to aim the remote directly at the sensor to get it to work and it only works in one direction, the front of the sensor. This doesn't really work with my design which is actually a bike alarm.
Are there inexpensive IR sensors that receive signals from any direction around it? What keywords should I search and what specs should I look for? By the way, I would like my center band frequency to be 38 kHz.