Standalone remote controls are fast being replaced by apps on smartphones and tablets, but if you want one that can easily be programmed to control all your hi-fi and AV devices, this is the one to go for.
Universal remote
Logitech Harmony One
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Best universal remote, Awards 2011. Another stylish remote from the Harmony range, not as slick as the 1000, but at half the price it's top value