The "Darklite" DVD remote is a surprisingly nice-looking piece of kit, putting the most commonly used functions on the outside while saving secondary buttons for a slide-out keypad. It doesn't even use batteries, instead recharging via USB. (Although I suspect that might mean it chews through a lot of power.) And it's cheap, too, at just $30.
Problem is, it's only for use with the Playstation 3. Foiled!
I don't quite understand how some things can look so nice when coated in "piano black" plastic, while others look so shit. My guess is the lighting for the product shots, cunningly devoid of fingerprints.