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Logitech Harmony Elite remote control review: About as good as a universal remote can be

Michael Brown | Oct. 14, 2015
Logitech’s Harmony group has long made some of the best universal remote controls on the market. The Harmony Elite is the culmination of all that experience.

If you're one of the many people in the Goldilocks zone, and you're sick and tired of dealing with five or six remotes just to watch a movie or listen to music, the Harmony Elite is worth considering. It won’t deliver instant gratification—you’ll need to put in some time teaching it about your hardware and setting up activities the way you want them to play out. The more devices you own, the longer this will take; but you should be able to finish the basics in 30- to 45 minutes. And then you’ll quickly start thinking about all the other ways this remote will make life more enjoyable. 

Score: 4.0 stars


Extremely easy to set up and program

Can manage both entertainment and connected-home devices

Large touchscreen display, plus backlit physical buttons


Limited to controlling 15 A/V devices

IR blasters not the best solution for every enclosed entertainment center

Poor replacement for a Sonos controller


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