Universal remotes are cool, but if the complexities (or price) of something like Logitech's mind-blowing Harmony 900 super remote are more likely to induce a panic attack than a stream of drool, the $49 RedEye Mini made for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad might be a more ideal match for you.
You can click through the provided options until you find one that works properly, which is made evident when the device switches on or off. Once you've confirmed that the controls work, the RedEye app downloads all of the necessary code for every aspect of control.
For most TVs the RedEye app provides a standard layout of virtual buttons, such as number pads, volume control, and mute. Additional controls can be added or deleted as needed, and options for button feedback are available.
Upon launching the RedEye app, users are prompted to select from a list of rooms they've set up ahead of time, and then offered a list of activities specific to the room. Quick links to rooms, activities, commands, and devices are available across the bottom of the screen.