This universal remote control is one of the better all round universal remotes. From being ergonomic to having an option to be paired with smart speakers, this remote tries to give the user best experience while being at a really high price point for a universal remote.
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Pro Great for people with larger living space
The remote doesn’t have to be directly pointed at a device in order for it to send commands. The commands are sent by using infrared, Bluetooth or WI-FI (depending on the device) and you can easily press “Watch TV” while being in the other room and the remote will send commands to devices that turn on the TV. It will turn on your amp, satellite box, and TV itself and switch it to your preferred starting channel and starting volume (all of these steps can be edited to match your “Watch TV” mode).
Pro Ideal for smart speaker owners
If you own any of the Amazon smart speakers or Google Home you can connect them with your universal remote allowing a complete hands free experience. You can control your TV, music player or light just with your voice. In order to connect the devices follow the guide here.
Pro Very comfortable fit
This Logitech remote is ergonomic. Not only does it feel really comfortable when you are holding it and the buttons are easy to reach, it also gives you the nice feeling that you are holding something and being comfortable while doing so because of the soft-grip on the back of it. This comfort is something that other universal remotes lack.
Pro Easy to setup and add devices
You can set it up from your computer or your smartphone by downloading an app. The Harmony app will create your profile and after that, all you have to do is find out which device you want to use it with this remote. For the most part, it will only need to know what type of device is it and manufacturer, for some cases it may also ask for the model number.
Pro Can control majority of electrical devices
Logitech Harmony Elite supports over 270,000 devices, meaning that if you are working with newer technology it should be able to support it. This large list of supported devices excludes mostly older devices.
Pro Easy to find solutions
If you’re in a situation where you encounter a problem finding a solution shouldn’t be too hard. Logitech Harmony Elite has a large user base that uploads a large variety of how-tos to Youtube and gives helpful advice on other websites.
Con Easy to accidentally press a button
Because of the touchscreen, you may often find yourself in a situation where you accidentally press a button on the remote while picking it up.