If you are anything like me, you have a thousand remotes just lying around, or crammed into a drawer somewhere – and most of their functionality remains a mystery.
If you are interested in cosolodating your remote collection – and you are looking for a universal remote is somewhere in-between your average store bought controller and the super expensive touchscreen versions, I may have the perfect solution – The Logitech Harmony 880.
CNET: “In the final analysis, the Harmony 880 represents a nice step forward for Logitech. While it has some elements of a high-end remote (color screen, motion sensor, docking station), the $250 price tag is still fairly reasonable. In fact, the only real non-Logitech competition in this price range is the Home Theater Master MX-700, but it lacks the color screen and the rechargeable battery, and its PC-programmable macros require more hands-on massaging.”
DesignTechnica: “At $249, the Harmony 880 offers a good alternative (to expensive touchscreen remotes). It offers easy setup, distinguishing features and a patient toll-free customer support team as backup. The more complicated your system, the more important the latter will be, but I found the tech support friendly and helpful each time I called.”
PC World: “If you’re an existing Harmony user, there’s no need to rush out to buy an 880 unless you’re really tired of swapping in new AAA batteries. But if you’re in the market for a universal remote, you won’t find one that gets you more for your money than the Harmony 880.”
* Remote control technology
* Supported devices
* TV, Audio system, Home control, Audio/video components, VCR, DVD, satellite receiver
* Input Device
* Remote control features
* Learning, LCD display, Glow buttons, LCD backlight, Multi-brand compatibility
* Cable(s) Included
* 1 USB cable External Power
* 1 Remote control unit battery Rechargeable Lithium ion
* Battery included qty 1
Bottom Line: For a remote with this kind of functionality, $250 is a small price to pay. If your are ready to get serious about a remote to handle all of your home entertainment needs, the Logitech Harmony 880 is the one to own.
Posted by Sean