Choose the right path to Harmony: Logitech's latest remotes compared
April 13, 2006
In recent months, Logitech has rolled out its newest Harmony line of universal remotes. The new units are priced less than the company's last few remotes, and although they lack full-color screens, we prefer the newer models' sleeker slim-line style. These new remotes all employ Logitech's stellar PC-programming technology, which makes entering your various A/V devices a snap. Since all three run the same software, their prices and designs are the key factors when choosing your path to Harmony. The Logitech Harmony 520 is the cheapest of the bunch, but it has the lowest key count. The Logitech Harmony 550 is the most expensive, and its color will most likely match your home-entertainment system, but it has two fewer keys than the overall best pick, the Logitech Harmony Advanced Universal Remote for Xbox 360. If you have an Xbox 360--you lucky jerk--the comparative ease of using the remote with the system combined with the manageable price tag makes it a no-brainer. If you're not a stickler for color schemes, it's by far the best choice of the three.