Universal Remotes, like Logitech’s Harmony One, are awesome. But they’re also expensive. Which makes this $10 iPhone dongle that turns your phone into a universal remote very very enticing. Available from Ryz Media, simply download a free app called My TV Remote from the App Store, purchase a $10 dongle from within the app, and when it arrives you’ll be able to control your HDTV, Blu-ray player and more from your iPhone. Set-up is apparently super easy, and the interface is customized for the iPhone, making it even easier to use than an actual universal remote. They don’t call them smartphones for nothing, folks.

[Thanks Zeev]

Chris Gullo