Disclaimer: I'm a MacBook user and my computer came with an Apple remote, which allows me to control the music, photos and videos on my computer from across the room.

That being said, Griffin's AirClick USB remote is a simple and inexpensive remote for Mac and PC computers. The receiver module attaches to any available USB port and receives signal from up to 60 feet away. It's perfect for controlling iTunes, QuickTime and even Keynote or PowerPoint. For my full review and a photo gallery of the device, read more

AirClick uses RF signals that travel through walls for control anywhere in your home or outside. The five button remote allows for play/pause, next track, previous track, and volume up and down. Given the device is a remote and receiver combo it is a bit chunkier than the Apple remote, but it is much sleeker than any of the other computer remotes I've played with that work for PCs. You can get an AirClick for $39.99. Works for Macintosh running Mac OS X (10.3 or higher) or PC running Windows XP. Must have available USB Port and CD Rom drive for software.