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Logitech Harmony One review

Logitech’s new universal remote

Our Verdict

A straightforward and user-friendly remote

For

  • Touchscreen display
  • Easy to set up
  • Can control numerous devices with ease

Against

  • Need a PC or Mac connection
  • May need some fiddling with when putting in codes

Logitech has firmly ensconced itself in the world of AV through its Harmony universal remote series and, to a lesser effect, its iPod docks.

So 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.

While it contains buttons along the shaft, the small, full-colour LCD display at the top is touchscreen, allowing you to access functions, such as one-hit 'Activities', by scrolling through a graphical menu.

The remote learns control codes via Logitech's own web database, accessible using a PC or Apple Mac. There are currently command setups for over 5,000 individual bits of kit.

Highs:

The touchscreen responds to electrical pulses in your fingertips rather than purely touch, allowing for the LCD screen to be more durable. A must if you've got kids in the house.
Setup, through the included PC/Mac software, is easy. Can control up to 15 devices, and they can all be setup into 'Activities', where one button press will switch on the TV, receiver and Blu-ray player, for example.

Lows:

A PC or Mac and an internet connection are essential. With an enormous amount of advanced customisation on offer, you can find yourself mucking up its setup and having to perform a hard reset. Not all codes work first time, and may need fine-tuning and fiddling about with.

Tech Specs

Product TypeUniversal Remote Control
Number of Controllable Devices15
Product FamilyHarmony
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Brand NameLogitech
Compatible DevicesDVD Player, TV
Wireless TechnologyInfrared
USBYes
ManufacturerLogitech
Product Model915-000038
Product NameHarmony One Advanced Universal Remote Control
Product LineHarmony
Manufacturer Part Number915-000038
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.logitech.co.uk
Marketing Information

We know who you are. You have a half-dozen remotes on the coffee table. And you're the only one in the family who knows how to use them.We can help. Enjoy a full-colour touch screen. Intuitive button layout. And an ergonomic design. So easy to use, the whole family will love it.

Packaged Quantity1
Package Contents
  • Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote Control
  • Charging station & lithium-ion battery
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Installation CD
  • Installation guide
Limited Warranty2 Year