Newbie here, at least with respect to making an iPhone or iPad into a universal remote. I am looking for simplicity and low cost. I am trying to help friend's wives be more comfortable with their new home theaters. So, once set up (which I am willing to do for them), it should be easy to use and reliable.
I see that there are several infrared add-on devices for the iPhone/iPad that, together with their respective app, make the iPhone/iPad into a universal remote: the Griffin Beacon, the RedEye Mini, and the NewKinetix Re.
Has anybody had experience with any of these or any others? Which one would you recommend?
Thank you in advance and if this has been answered before please point me to the relevant post. An advanced search did not show this topic. Thanks!