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
Our Rating 

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