Summary: These speakers sound great, but the remote control does not work. That would not be a problem for me if the speakers also had a manual volume control but they don't - the volume control is on the remote which does not work. I don't really need the other buttons on the remote, I just need a volume control. The remote came with a battery - I also bought a new battery to make sure that wasn't the problem but the remote still does not work.
Summary: The Bad When I first started using the Z-5 speakers, I could use the remote to adjust the system volume, turn the speakers on and off and also control Windows Media Player (WMP). However, a little later I needed to re-install Windows XP. From that moment on, the remote would only control the volume when WMP was active and would no longer turn the speakers on and off. The Good I contacted Logitech support via their website on December 23, 2008.
Summary: First of all I am a fan of Logitech products because they are usually the latest technology and they are also built well. These speakers are poorly designed. The biggest problem with them is that nobody (including Logitech) will say in their description what they do. The speakers come with a remote control which doesn't work just like that. I went and bought batteries thinking that they don't work because the battery is dead.