Meet the AnyMote Home: a cool device that enables you to use your smartphone as a universal remote. You will be able to control and automate your TV, computer, sound system, and more. Over 800k devices are supported. The companion app will be compatible with iOS and Android devices. AnyMote Home gives you control over infrared controllable electronics. It pairs with your device using Bluetooth.
What’s neat about this system is the fact that it allows you to create macros and automate things. IFTTT is planned to be supported in the future. It is quite small and runs on battery. 2 AA batteries should last you a year. There are no wires to deal with. Like what you see? This project is on Kickstarter right now.