Use the Peel smart remote to control your recipient's home entertainment system--TV, DVR, Blu-ray player and other components, via an app designed for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The design-conscious Peel operates on a home Wi-Fi system. The user simply places the controller about 15 feet from the TV, and then sits back and uses an appropriate Apple device to control the viewing experience via the app. The company says the user can identify personal preferences for content, and the Peel system will respond with information about what's on.
Best for: Entertainment addicts who hate traditional remote controls.
Peel Universal Remote Control | $79