Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective.
Case in point is the Sharp Shootin' Remote Control.
It's shaped like an old-school pistol. It changes channels. It emits a "bang" noise. End of story.
You also get a sheriff's badge with the price of admission.
The $15 remote is programmable with only one function from your existing remote, so it won't consolidate or replace the huge assortment of remotes cluttering your coffee table...but that's not really the point, is it?
Now, if it's functionality and consolidation you crave out of your remote control, we've got you covered, too. Take a look at CNET editors' roundup of the best universal remote controls in town.
[Via Red Ferret Journal.]