Logitech Harmony 650
It's a few years old, but the Logitech Harmony 650 is still the best universal remote you can get for under $80 -- just be ready to invest some time and effort into helping less tech-savvy giftees programming it on their Mac or PC. (If you've got a slightly bigger budget, step up to the Logitech Harmony Smart Control for $129.)
- Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $64.88
The good: Powerful universal remote with great ergonomics; color LCD screen surrounded by five contextual buttons; Web programmable via Windows or Mac PCs; excellent button layout and overall design; supports custom sequences/macros; sub-$100 price tag.
The bad: Only controls five devices; requires Internet-connected PC to program; adding favorite channel icons is a bit more difficult than it should be; an additional $20 gets you the step-up model rechargeable batteries.
The bottom line: The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100.
October 31, 2013 3:28 PM PDT
Photo by: Logitech
| Caption by: John P. Falcone
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