Conclusion: It really does make a huge difference, and it’s such a lovely object that even if you have an older Harmony remote you might be tempted to upgrade — you can even migrate your settings. Once your family uses one, the idea of futzing with half a dozen remotes gives you cold sweats.
Conclusion: Even though Logitech has technically replaced the Harmony One with the new Harmony Touch, you can still find both models for sale on sites like Amazon.com. As I write this, the older Harmony One is about $50 cheaper. So which one is the better choice? It primarily comes down to ergonomic preference. Do you prefer a larger, longer remote with more physical buttons or a smaller remote with more touchscreen options?
Summary: The Harmony Touch can't justify the high price of its touch screen compared with traditional multibutton universal remotes.
Pros: Sleek universal remote with beautiful-looking design; large color touch screen with custom virtual buttons and numeric keypad; recognizes limited gestures; Web-programmable via Windows or Mac PCs, but can edit commands without having to connect a computer; rechargeable via the included cradle; controls up to 15 devices.
Cons: Much more expensive than the superior Harmony 650; poorly placed "transport" buttons; lacks dedicated forward and reverse skip keys; limited customization options for the touch screen; nonremovable battery; no RF compatibility.
Conclusion: Logitech has produced universal remotes ranging from very cheap to quite expensive, and the latest Harmony Touch is somewhere in-between. For a mid-range price you receive a versatile, stylish and easy remote device that can control up to 15 devices. It a well-made, has a quality-feel and the physical buttons are great.
Excerpt: For some time now Logitech has been one of the major players when it comes to universal remotes. With the new Harmony Touch the company is taking advantage even more of touch functionality. Hardware.Info tested it to find out how good it is.
Excerpt: Logitech has comfortably dominated the consumer universal remote market for years, thanks to their intuitive, powerful software and sleek, ergonomic hardware. But like any race that’s already won, pushing limits took a back seat to simply holding a lead. Case in point, the company’s existing Harmony 900 and Harmony One flagships were released over three years ago — which might as well have been when Rome burned, in tech time.
A programmable universal remote with a colour touchscreen
Good Gear Guide.au
21 December 2012
Summary: Logitech’s newest remote controls sits comfortably in the middle of its product line-up. The Harmony Touch is more than capable enough for most home theatre setups, but setting it up is more complicated than it needs to be.
Pros: Comprehensive device support, Supports 15 devices simultaneously, Works well (after setup)
Cons: My Harmony software is finicky, Adjusting activities is complicated, Limited customisation of device controls
Excerpt: Få ting er så stressende som at lede efter fjernbetjeninger; de har det ligesom med at gå op i røg. Enormt irriterende. Jeg har set smarte løsninger, hvor man har lavet en lille opbevaringspose med små rum, som man hænger over armlænet på sofaen eller yndlingsstolen. Jeg har dog ikke gidet sy eller lede efter en anden løsning – indtil nu. Logitech Harmony Touch landede i mine hænder, og jeg indså, at det var på tide.