Along with the many customers Sony must have lost over the whole rootkit fiasco, another Sony devotee has recently jumped ship, eschewing his Japanese giant's
universal remote for the $130 Logitech Harmony Advanced
Universal Remote for Xbox 360 (to be known henceforth as the LHAURX360). Krunker.com recently took the LHAURX360,
whose long name pretty much explains its purpose, for a review, and came away most impressed. Capable of controlling up
to 12 devices (including the 360 of course as well as any Windows MCE PC), the LHAURX360 hooks up to your computer for
initial setup and uses a supposedly simply wizard to download device codes and set up macro-based activity functions.
Unlike a lot of macro-capable universals that we've seen, the Logitech is a so-called "stateful" remote,
which means that it remembers the last state of the devices it controls and doesn't annoyingly turn stuff off when it
should stay on. With comfortable ergonomics, futureproofing through online updates, and an intuitive interface, Krunker
comes to the conclusion that the LHAURX360 is, well, crunk.
[Via Digital Media Thoughts]