A high-end universal remote that has no problem connecting to nearly any device in your home and controlling it from across the room or from behind a wall.
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Although the basic functionality is similar for all universal remotes, if you'd like more features it could be worth paying extra for a more expensive one, such as the Logitech Elite. You can connect it to up to 15 devices at the same time, which is almost twice as many as the Logitech Companion, another very popular (but cheaper) model. The Elite is compatible with Amazon Alexa, so you can alternatively control all your devices with voice commands. The design is more sophisticated as well: the remote has backlit physical keys as well as a touchscreen.
Pro Distance and obstacles won't interfere its signal
The remote doesn’t have to be directly pointed at a device to send commands. You can just press “Watch TV” while preparing a meal in the kitchen and it will turn on your amp, satellite box, switch to your favorite TV channel and adjust the volume.
Pro You can link it with your smart speaker
If you own an Amazon smart speaker or Google Home you can connect them to your universal remote and control nearly everything in your home - TVs, music, lights, the AC, etc. - just with your voice. To connect a speaker, follow the guide here.
Pro It feels very nice in hand
This Logitech remote provides an amazing user experience. It has an ergonomic shape with soft, pleasant grip. All the buttons are easy to reach with one hand.
Pro Adding devices is easy
After downloading the app, all you need to do is specify the type of the device and its manufacturer.
Pro It will work with nearly any device
Logitech Harmony Elite supports over 270,000 devices, so as long as it has IR, Bluetooth, or WiFi capabilities it will almost certainly be compatible.
Pro There are lots of tutorials
If you encounter a problem, finding a solution shouldn’t be too hard. Logitech Harmony Elite has a large user base who post tutorials on Youtube and give advice on forums.
Con It's fairly expensive
The Harmony Elite is a high-end remote: it offers excellent performance and modern features, but it comes at a very high price. If you're on a budget, you could easily find a remote under $100 that gets the job done.
Con It's very easy to press a button on accident
You could accidentally press a button on the remote's touchscreen while picking it up and turn off your TV, for example.