Philips Prestigo Universal Learning Remote

Looking more like a magician's wand than a remote, the Philips Prestigo—hey, someone there thought so too—has a touch-screen LCD and a rotary dial on its face to let you point and click your way to TV bliss. The LCD only lights up the appropriate buttons for the device you're controlling, so you won't get a "DVD EJECT" button when you're on TV mode.

The Prestigo is also a learning remote, which means you don't need to use a booklet to program in buttons. You can point your old remote at this one, activate the remote mating ritual, and you're set. Available now for $239.

Take Control of Home Entertainment with Stylish and Easy-To-Use Philips Prestigo [eHomeUpgrade via Hardware Zone]