If your one of those who own a smartphone running on Android or iOS then I think the party is just about to begin as your smartphone will soon get smarter with the new iRBeacon device.
iRBeacon began a new project, the funds for the production of which
are collected by the well-known service Kickstarter. The main
purpose of this small device – is to replace all the remote controls
of home appliances using a smartphone based on iOS or Android.
The device uses parallel infrared sensor and Bluetooth, which together
allow to establish control absolutely any home device. Depending on the type of device, whether it’s, say, a video player, camera, stereo or TV,
and changing the location of the virtual buttons on the screen.