With Bluetooth tech connecting it to your iPhone, the UnityRemote box can take its place in the center of your living room and start receiving its orders and transmitting them through an IR beam to any IR-repondent device you own.

Which would be most any entertainment device of the modern era. An app makes the connection between the iPhone and the UnityRemote box, letting you create macro commands that get your system on and off and make it run through any intermediate stages, chain-of-command actions and synchronized audio-video mayhem.

At $100, it’s a bargain.