April 16th 2013 9:03 am


Logitech outdoes itself with new remotes


The Hub is the greatest addition to the Harmony family to date. While it's still not the remote we dream of, it's easily the best user-programmable option available.

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Engadget Jul 5, 2013

The ability to press buttons for varying periods of time to trigger different functions makes up for the lack of quantity, to a certain degree, but it does make the whole thing feel less intuitive.

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PC Mag May 24, 2013

If you can get past the price tag, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is the most powerful, simplest universal remote you can get.

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CNET Jul 30, 2013

Despite its high price and a handful of drawbacks, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is an impressive, feature-rich universal remote that's well worth the investment, particularly if you have a lot of components in your system.

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Engadget Apr 16, 2013

The new Ultimate remote (aka the Touch Plus) is last year's Touch remote with a few refinements, including the addition of a trigger-like nub on the underside to improve grip.

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mbairhead mbairhead

Just bad. The button locations suck, the battery life is poor and the IR emitter is so weak that you almost have to use a level to make sure it's pointing exactly toward the IR receiver. I wish my dog hadn't destroyed the box it came in so I could return it.

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KojakWeb KojakWeb

Almost the perfect remote, save for a few issues: Fewer physical buttons than previous Harmony remotes, however each can be assigned two commands (short and long press). Why didn't they think of this before! The transport controls at the top of the remote feel ergonomically in the wrong place....

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Bounou Bounou

Nice little Upgrade over the Harmony Touch, better brip and i like the feedback when i hit the screen. As an added bonus the iOS app actually works and is worth using as opposed to the now defunct Harmony link. If you remove the price from the equation it's an amazing product, normally i would...

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pmviana pmviana

Very good overall, mine isn't tottaly responsive. Last update syncs the last setup wirelessly with Hamony HUB - Great feature!

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Loonass Loonass

It's a great remote with lots of features. You can have different commands on the same button by setting what it does for a long press or short press

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