If you've been eyeing the Harmony One or 900 remote controls but think they might be a little out of your price range, the Harmony 700 could be what you're looking for. It's pretty much the simplified One with no touchscreen, able to control up to six components from one remote.
Of course, the big benefit is Harmony's online setup, which boils down all your button pushing across several remotes to just hitting "Watch Some TV." The color LCD on the remote can display channel icons and the like, and rechargeable AA batteries are included.
The 700 lists for $150, but expect some serious price-slashing at retail since that's not much less than a brand-new One, currently selling for $180 at Best Buy.