The Griffin Beacon powered by Dijit features apps for both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. Like the aforementioned the Beacon is Bluetooth-only and doesn't connect via any other means. We like the Beacon beyond control features for its unique decor-friendly design; even while not in use, the pebble-shaped receiver has a sculptural presence which makes it a unique addition. Although currently only available for iOS, an Android version is reportedly on the way.$80Logitech Harmony Link - iOS and Android It just wouldn't be a list of universal remote accessories without mentioning the Logitech Harmony. Where the Harmony differs from the UnityRemote and Beacon is that this device uses wi-fi rather than Bluetooth. The minimalist design Harmony Link has a ton of customizing options and additions; the most notable leg up upon the competition is the infrared mini blaster, which makes this device ideal for use when you've stored away components behind cabinet doors or even in another closet/storage room.
The included app is highly customizable and interactive, going as far as to use your location to feed local listings delivered right to your remote. It goes without saying that the Harmony Link was designed optimally for the larger screen iPad, but it works fine enough even on a Touch or iPhone. Prerecorded activities can be programmed to make everything accessible very easily. Of course, the problem that arises with all these customizable additions is the simplicity of use is dminished. This we only recommend this last listing for those who love messing around with customizing of their home theatre setup.$100