Excerpt: Let’s face it, in today’s modern age having a pile of remotes is no longer acceptable. Frankly, it can also cause terrible entertainment meltdowns after a couple of brews (long story). Luckily for us, while we were off mashing buttons in the dark, the designers over at Logitech were tinkering away trying to create the perfect universal remote.
Conclusion: Logitech's newest universal remote features better ergonomics and adds a gorgeous color touch-screen display, but still offers dead-simple programming and one-touch control over all your home-theater gear.
Pros: Excellent setup software. Color touch-screen LCD. Feels lighter and more comfortable than its predecessor. Better buttons.
Cons: Pricey. Touch screen requires you to look at the remote to be sure you hit the correct buttons. Glossy black finish shows fingerprints and is prone to smudges.
Excerpt: The Logitech Harmony One will pull your chain. This device syncs all of your components via Mac or PC and creates a magic wand. The Harmony One fits beautifully with it raised ergonomically designed hand grip. The touch screen LCD display menu illuminates and allows readable choices. The Harmony One allows up to 15 remotes to be pared down to one glorious instrument. I acquired the Harmony One for $250.
Summary: While it's missing an RF option, Logitech's Harmony One is one of the best--if not the best--universal remote we've ever tested.
Pros: Sleek design, both in terms of cosmetics and ergonomics; sharp LCD that offers a touch-screen interface and touch-sensitive buttons for navigation of onscreen menus; Web programmable via Windows or Mac PCs; excellent button layout and design; rechargeable lithium-ion battery and docking station.
Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote Review
14 March 2009
Summary: In the world of universal remote controls, you can spend more than the Logitech Harmony One costs, but few universal remotes will offer you more convince than you can get here. The Logitech Harmony One is an awesome product and something that even modest home theaters will be lost without.
Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote Control Review
12 March 2009
Unless you can’t live without the full touch screen coolness of the Harmony 1000, the new Harmony One remote is the best remote in the Harmony line. The MSRP of $249.99 may seem high until you realize how much the Harmony One simplifies your home theater for you and your family. The Harmony One is simply the best universal remote I have ever used. Wireless rear speakers addressed one of the common complaints for home theaters—speaker wires.
Pros: Easy to use once programmed, Tons of programming options, Works well, Backlit buttons
Cons: Deep custom programming can be difficult, Components can get out of sync with activities
Excerpt: I don’t know what they put in the water cooler at Logitech, but I want to start drinking it. The Harmony One is another in its long list of affordable universal remote controls. It looks great, is easy to program, and is sweetly simple to use. The Harmony One is as narrow as most single-device remotes, but it’s thinner and surprisingly light. It’s even easier to hold and use.
Conclusion: We've used nearly every Logitech Harmony remote control the company has put out and feel that the Harmony One stands in a league of its own. This remote truly has the feel of a complete redesign from the ground up and brings a new reference standard to the word "ergonomic." What's holding this remote back from world domination, in our opinion, is price.
Pros: Beautiful look and feel, Nice, tactile button response, Rechargeable with replaceable Li-ion battery
Cons: Finicky touch screen, Programming interface has received only cosmetic updates since inception, No RF features or options, Almost no icon choices for LCD screens, Pricey
Summary: I purchased the Harmony One when it was first released long before any reviews had been published, and I purchased it solely on the history I have had with the previous products. It is a good remote, however I feel Harmony lost a tiny bit of the magic it had with the 880. The street price on the Harmony One at the current time is about $210. That is almost twice the street price of the 880 (around $130). I am not sure the additional value is there.