by Rob Williams on March 24, 2006 in Gaming Peripherals
Are you an Xbox 360 owner and want an all-in-one remote control? Logitech was on the ball and produced such a remote, and it can control probably every device in your gaming room. Let’s take a closer look to see how user friendly this thing is!
This is an impressive remote control, especially if you have never used an all-in-one solution like this before. The fact that it works with the Xbox 360 may be the selling point for anyone. The remote packs some awesome functionality and the online database makes it feasible to add not-yet-released products to the remote when the time comes. It works just as you would expect an all-in-one to work. It’s clunky occasionally, especially with the activities. If you have the TV already on and choose to play Xbox, it may turn off your TV depending on how it’s set up. This is a problem with all remotes like this though. It’s too bad they cannot detect whether or not these devices are already turned on or not.
Truthfully, this will be my only remote from now on. I love the fact that I can disregard my three other remotes and control everything with a single solution. Even still, it has a few problems I would love to see fixed. Primarily it’s the software. If you are a newer tech user, it may be overwhelming to say the least. Granted, I didn’t use the easy mode, but the software was clunky nonetheless. The hard to push buttons is probably the second largest problem, but may not bother you as much as it did me.
One great thing about the remote that I did not mention yet, is the price. From our affiliates below, you may see the remote on sale for under $100. For a remote that has so much functionality, it’s an outstanding price. Especially compared to the other Harmony remotes from the Logitech line. Despite the issues I mentioned, you will not regret picking up the remote for this price. I am awarding this remote a 7 out of 10.
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