Logitech has announced the Harmony IR Extender System. The idea is that it makes it easy for you to control your devices even when they are hidden, like say, inside of a closed cabinet. And you can use it right out of the box without any software or other annoyances.
Just place the IR receiver in a convenient, visible location, hook it up to the IR blasters and mini blasters and that’s it. You are done. Stick a fork in yourself. The Logitech Harmony IR Extender System will arrive in the US next month for $59.99.