Excerpt: Your TV is probably augmented by an ever-growing collection of boxes that plug into it — and you have a remote for every one. Remembering what setting everything has to be on can be frustrating. Enter Harmony Touch. Tell it which devices you have, and assign them to Activities, such as “Watch a Blu-ray.” Tapping an activity switches the relevant gear on and selects the correct channels.
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?
Excerpt: Apple TV users know well that any iOS device can serve as a Wi-Fi remote control thanks to Apple’s free app Remote, but if you want to control the television, A/V receiver, and/or speakers connected to the Apple TV, an accessory of some sort will be necessary. This reality has led to a large collection of iOS Infrared remote control dongles and standalone solutions, all requiring you to have your iOS device nearby, and many requiring a Dock Connector-based Infrared...
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: How many audio/video home entertainment components do you own? Do you use a separate remote control for each one? Are you the designated controller in your family because no one else can figure out how to start the TV, satellite and DVR? Have you ever been at work when you get a call something like “The TV doesn’t work, it’s just static on the screen”. If so, I feel your pain and I have something that might cure the problem once and for all.
Pros: Easy to use, Easy setup via web app, Touch screen, Rechargeable battery
Cons: Syncing issues with Macbook and web app, Activities (macro) setup needs to allow for ALL commands
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.