Now, a new device has been developed that allows people to turn their iPhone or other Apple product into a universal remote.
The ST-URB1 plugs into the headphone jack of recent Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini, and works with Satechi's RemoteBean app.
The app guides a user around their home, producing easy instructions on how to synch the mechanism with a TV, stereo or cable box.
According to the Daily Mail, RemoteBean is available in the iTunes store, but won't work without the plug-in.
The universal remote device is on sale on Satechi's website for 25 dollars, the report said.
According to the paper, Satechi already boasts products that can change any iOS device into laser pointers, as well as accessories like charges, holders and speakers. (ANI)