Remotes are stupid. Stupid stupid and/or stupid expensive. So why bother dealing with stupidity when you already have the perfect device to control your system: an iPhone. See, smartphones are not stupid. With the Griffin Beacon, you can control everything with your phone.
Griffin, maker of a ton of Apple accessories, just released a universal remote system for iOS devices. It's not the first iOS remote around, but we're hoping it can be the first to not suck.