Introducing the Logitech Harmony Touch; what I would call the best all-in-one universal remote. I know, I Know, I shouldn’t be giving this remote such high praises before getting knee-deep into the review. Logitech has been making universal remotes for some time now, they have had some success and some missteps to. The Harmony Touch is a great combination of their history in make what I call America’s past time (Watching TV) Easier than it has ever been.
Lets set a scenario, you move into a new apartment, get a new Samsung TV, LG Sound Bar, Sony Blu-ray Player, Apple TV, cable with a TIVO box. Which means you have got 4 different remote controls. The is what the normal consumer has to deal with, looking for one remote to change channel, another to change volume, another to watch online content. it goes on and on and on. This is where the Logitech Harmony Touch is truly a good sent. Priced at $249, the Harmony Touch does seem a little on the pricey side but the benefits truly out way the cost. You have a remote that can be programmed to control up to 15 devices and is compatible with over 225,000 home entertainment devices and over 5,000 brands.
Setup is simple and straight forward( down side you do need an internet connection), Connect Harmony Touch to your Mac or PC and visit myharmony.com to identify and sync your devices. Whether you’re looking for the basic or advanced customization, Harmony’s guided online setup process will make things simple for you. You Also get a favorite feature, which lets you and your family can access all of your favorite channels with a simple tap; up to 50 channels. Just select and save your favorite channel icons from a list on myharmony.com on to your remote or create unique favorite icons using your own personalized images.You also have the ability to set up activities to different devices, you can have an activity set up for your Xbox 360, which will turn on your Xbox TV and Sound bar but not your Cable box. Or you can set up one for just music, which will set up your Sound-bar and that it.
The Harmony One Touch has made my entertainment viewing process a much more simple and easy process, for having direct access to my Xbx 360, to being able to channel hop to my favorite channels with out Guide scrolling or memorizing channel numbers. While still having full TIVO functionality. This is why it is truly the one remote to rule them all and pretty much a necessity in the modern-day house hold.
if you are still looking for that one remote that covers all you needs. Then I might have to suggest the new Logitech Harmony Ultimate One which is replacing the Logitech Harmony Touch, will be discontinued. The new Logitech Harmony Ultimate One is essentially the Logitech Harmony Ultimate, without the Harmony Hub. Simply put, Logitech Harmony Ultimate One is the IR version of Logitech Harmony Ultimate. We will be sure to give you a a full review of the new Harmony Ultimate One, once we get our hands on it.