The idea of using an or iPod touch as a universal remote has been tossed around for years, but it’s always required either a finicky external dongle or an extravagantly expensive home automation rig . Instead, we’ve been treated to a host of single-device remote apps for everything from FiOS , DirecTV , Comcast , and Dish Network DVRs to the TV to the Boxee Box to… well, you name it. A little company called Peel has a dramatically different idea, though — it’s launching the Peel Universal Control system, which is designed to take your iPhone or iPod touch head-to-head with universal remote heavyweights like Logitech’s Harmony system

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Peel turns your iPhone into a universal remote — using a wireless external IR blaster