You have it always with you, so why not having perform some extra tricks for the convenience of having one less mote control on the night stand? You know that your iPhone is practically capable of doing almost everything and so it can easily be used a wireless remote also that controls your IR-based electronic peripherals like TV or music systems and so on.
There are quite a few ways that let you add IR support to the iPhone and one of the simplest and most possibly the easiest one is to use a Infrared Red dongle that attaches to the docking connector of your iPhone.
ThinkFlood RedEye Mini
Connect into an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch headphone Jack, and a free app download later, it will transform your iDevice into a universal remote capable of controlling a TV, a DVR, BlueRay player, Cable Box or virtually any other AV equipment in your arsenal with an IR receiver. RedEye mini uses the same app as the original Wi-Fi RedEye, so you can have the power of activity-based control, custom button layouts, advanced macros, and more.
L5 iPhone Universal Remote is basically a dongle that plugs into the dock connector of your iPhone or iPod Touch and adds universal remote functionality to your iPhone. Once you plug in the dongle and load the l5 iPhone app, you are ready to control almost anything that is IR based wirelessly including TV, stereo system, DVD players and eve DirecTV DVR as long as you are in the 30 feet circumference of the device. To suit the frequency ranges of different devices, you can tailor multiple frequencies on the device and even use the drag and drop button icons on the remote until you find them fully comfortable to use. It features 100,000 button / 1000 remote capacity and is powerful enough to "replace a coffee table full of remotes". The L5 iPhone IR Dongle works with almost all iPhone and iPod Touch models.
With its built-in worldwide IR database and learning capability, the IRB1 turns your iPhone or iPod touch into the most powerful personal remote control ever devised. The IRB1 accessory and its associated iTunes application (i-Got-Control) combine to turn your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a universal remote control that can virtually control any Infrared device! There is no need for a home Wi-Fi network; just CONNECT, SELECT and CONTROL your A/V components.