Bridging the bluetooth functionality of your iPhone, iPod or iPad to the infrared inputs of your home entertainment center, the Mavis Griffin Beacon ($79) allows you to use your iOS device as a system-wide remote. Using the Dijit Universal Remote App the Beacon easily pairs with most TV, set-top box, receiver, media player or otherwise giving you instant multi-touch control. We don’t know about you, but we’re all for ditching another remote on our quest for full home-tri-corder-awesomeness.

Buy Now: $79