The Raspberry Pi Remote Control Thingy
This is an extension board to add infrared remote control inputs and outputs to your Raspberry Pi.
It is designed to replace your IR receiver, breadboard, and jumper wires with an elegantly positioned module. This should increase the living-room acceptance factor of your Kodi-enabled Pi by at least 75%.
Along with the Vishay TSOP77438 IR Receiver, this extension has a VSBM2948 IR emitter to control other AV equipment, such as DVD players. It has a half-angle (beam width) of 25 degrees, so alignment isn't too critical.