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The Harmony One, Logitech's flagship universal remote, uses the Harmony database of over 200k products to manage up to fifteen devices for your setup -- even including media PCs and air conditioners. The less expensive Harmony 700 is limited by controlling up to six devices (and has fewer multi-device macros for common actions), and doesn't have the One's charging cradle and lighter battery. Really, about the only trick the touchscreen-enabled One is missing is the ability to control devices in your basement or closet (if you need something to do that, check out the more expensive Harmony 900). Just beware the Harmony desktop app; although the device database is frequently updated, the configuration software is extraordinarily painful to use. Fortunately, you won't need it very often.

Critic reviews

8.8
6 reviews
  • Ergonomics
    9.1
  • Device support
    9.1
  • Battery life
    8.0

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User reviews

8.7
112 reviews
9.0
CNET Feb 21, 2008

Sleek design, both in terms of cosmetics and ergonomics; sharp LCD that offers a touch-screen interface and touch-sensitive buttons for navigation of onscreen menus; Web programmable via Windows or Mac PCs; excellent button layout and design; rechargeable lithium-ion battery and docking station.

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9.0
PC World Feb 1, 2008

Logitech's latest remote, the $250 (as of 2/1/08) Harmony One requires little brainpower to use--once you become accustomed to the touch screen and are past the setup process.

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8.0
PC Mag Jan 5, 2008

Logitech's newest universal remote features better ergonomics and adds a gorgeous color touch-screen display, but still offers dead-simple programming and one-touch control over all your home-theater gear.

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10
I4U Mar 2, 2011

In the world of universal remote controls, you can spend more than the Logitech Harmony One costs, but few universal remotes will offer you more convince than you can get here. The Logitech Harmony One is an awesome product and something that even modest home theaters will be lost without.

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9.0
ExtremeTech Feb 7, 2008

Harmony has managed to add touch-screen tech to a smaller and more affordable unit with great results, while ... updating the ergonomics and general usability ... The result is a universal remote that offers a lot of bang for the buck and doesn't sacrifice usability in the name of convenience.

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8.0
TechRadar Apr 12, 2008

Following on from the PDA-style king of the range, the Harmony 1000, this is a more conventional-looking controller which borrows some of the elements of its older sibling to great effect.

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8.0
veronica veronica

There needs to be a section for "setup," because that's where this device falters. Configuring the remote on the client app can be a pain in the butt, so I'm knocking it down half a point in the overall rating for that reason.

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6.0
jhoff80 jhoff80

I don't generally write reviews of products but after seeing all of the super-positive reviews I had to write a contrary viewpoint. I've had three different Harmony remotes (659, 880, One). It's got some good things about it, but in many ways is one of the worst Harmonys...

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9.0
Zorkwiz Zorkwiz

I have had my Harmony One remote for a little over a month now and after the initial setup I was using it to control all of my devices easily, including an Xbox 360, a PS3 (with the Harmony adapter), a front projector, cable box, receiver and a Lutron light dimmer switch. The remote itself is...

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10
philspice1 philspice1

I was always a skeptic of "universal" remote controls. They were always lacking one or two key buttons that forced me to keep the original remotes around. The Harmony One is different though. It supports all of the functions of your original remote via its color touchscreen. The most...

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7.0
JustinCarone JustinCarone

Once set up the Harmony One can make controlling your media center extraordinarily simple. Press one button and everything you need to play a game, watch a movie, listen to records or browse your media center pc is up and running. Again, that is after everything is set up, a task that is neither...

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10
edenfine edenfine

My wife hated how many remotes we had around the house, form the surround sound to the tower fan, we had 9 at one point. So instead of getting rid of any of my gadgets I saw an oppurtunity to get yet another one. It has been one of the best gadget purchases I have ever made. Easy to set up easy...

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4.0
briantully briantully

If I had to do it over again, I definitely would look past the Logitech Harmony One. The remote itself is nice looking and ergonomic. However setting up and modifying the remote's configuration is a NIGHTMARE due to the old and buggy software that Logitech provides. It seems very outdated and...

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10
inoxdragoon inoxdragoon

I've had this remote for a year or so and I cant imagine not having it. When I first got it, I got an earful from my girlfriend as to why I'd spend so much money on a stupid remote. 1 week later, she wont give it up! This remote becomes more and more invalueable the more devices I add to my...

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10
readme readme

I have been using Harmony remotes for a few years now. I first bought the 550 which was great, but far from perfect. For my birthday, my wife got me the Harmony 1000 which is a touch screen-only remote. That thing drove me crazy for six months until I threw my hands up and asked her to return it....

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9.0
rodneydalziel rodneydalziel

I have found this gadget the unifier of my lounge room. With the plethora of media devices from the archaic VHS video player to SAT TV and PS3, this remote has enabeled easy switching and management of each device. Although from time to time some devices do not turn on, you need to be patient...

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8.0
ssinger1485 ssinger1485

It's an excellent remote, but was underwhelmed with what I got for $150. I'm most disappointed that it doesn't communicate with the PS3. I'm not sure of the manufacture costs to include this, but I felt milked for another $50 when I bought the Logitech PS3 adapter.

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8.0
CamBendy CamBendy

The Harmony One certainly does some things well compared to previous models. For a start, the charging cradle just works. Seems obvious, I know, but the Harmony 880 was appalling when it came to it's cradle. This remote feels good in the hand, and was dead easy to setup for me, especially...

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10
dantheman777 dantheman777

This model has been out for several years and yet nothing else appears to have supplanted it. I've owned mine for at least 2 and have never had any problems. It works, it works well! The device support is fantastic. The setup program works very well, too. I really like the "macros" that you...

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