I just got one of these Sevenhugs Smart Remotes to review… and holy hell, is it good at what it does. There are no buttons. Essentially, you just point the remote at whatever it is you want to control and the display on the remote shows the interface needed to control it. It just works. The catch is, you have to put sensors in the room where the remote is to be used.

Don’t want sensors? Get the cheaper Smart Remote X ($200). It works just as well as a remote and you don’t have to use the sensors… You do lose the “point and shoot” novelty, but it’s still a fantastic remote.