The Smart Zapper aims to fulfil two functions: first, it turns your smartphone or tablet into a remote control with a free app; secondly, there’s a physical “zapper” from which you can access quick functions, such as volume or power.
The black tabletop device works with Bluetooth Smart, meaning it’s low energy. And it runs of regular batteries, so you don’t have to remember to recharge it.
They may seem like a strange thing to celebrate. But in a living room where everything has to recharged regularly, you don’t want to add yet another device to the mix. That’s a surefire way to ensure it ends up in a drawer and never used again. By and large most commands are nicely displayed, spread over three screens per device (on an iPhone). I had no trouble configuring and using a Samsung TV, Sky+ HD PVR, Sony Blu-ray deck and Onkyo receiver. One or two buttons didn’t work out of the gate but these are easy to reassign (including the icon). Another handy feature is that when watching TV, you can adopt a landscape view to display the EPG for your service provider, save favourite channels and select and tune in the PVR, etc.
Overall, this is a decent little gizmo that may be exactly what you're looking for if your coffee table is getting cluttered and at this price you can't go wrong.http://www.oneforall.co.uk/urc-8810-smart-zapper.html#support