Summary: The combination of a color screen, a battery charger dock, and a sleek design makes the Logitech Harmony 720 one of the company's best universal remotes to date.
Pros: The Logitech Harmony 720 offers a slighter better color screen and a slimmer, sexier design than those of Harmony's original color-screen model, the 880. This model also includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and docking station, and like other Harmony remotes, the 720 is Web programmable and is compatible with Windows and Macintosh machines.
Cons: The remote could sit a little more securely in its dock, the Web interface may intimidate nontechie users, and the painted text labels printed on the case under the transport control buttons may rub off with extended use.
Excerpt: Tom Landy give's us a detailed review of the Harmony 720. One Remote to Rule Them All Up until a couple of years ago, I had one hell of a time trying to find a decent universal remote to control my home theatre system. I must have gone through three or four different brands and without fail there’d always be at least one device in my setup that those remote codes just couldn’t recognize.
Summary: Usage, Findings and Conclusion
I have spent a good deal of time with the Harmony 720 lately and am very pleased with its performance and presentation in all aspects. Simple and easy to understand commands make programming the unit a breeze. For those users who require more complex commands, you have the ability to adjust even the smallest factors such as delay time between macro commands.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a great middle range universal remote with all the bells and whistles, the Logitech Harmony 720 should be at the top of your list. The unique combination of stylish aesthetics and an intuitive interface is sure to impress everyone at first sight. Not only does it look nice and operate well, but it is affordable and solidly built. If the $200 price tag puts you off, the cheaper, monochrome 550 model offers many of the same features for less.
Pros: Color screen; tilt sensor; easy setup; intuitive interface
Cons: Might annoy some power users with lack of access to direct editing