"Useful and fairly intuitive, even for non-techies."4.0 starson by TheGremlyn
Pros: Good battery life, edit custom buttons on the remote, easy setup.
Cons: Top and bottoms buttons and be tricky to use at the same time; custom buttons on screen is a long list and I would prefer pagination.
Summary: I was lucky enough to be selected to receive a free Harmony Touch in exchange for sharing my experience with the device. I was previously using a Harmony 650 with my custom Linux Home Theatre PC. It was working very well, and I was very excited to get going with the Touch.
Initially I had hopes for importing my preferences from my old remote over to the Touch, but the software had trouble doing so. I was using the software installed on your computer instead of the web-based program with my old 650, so there may be some incompatibility. Luckily the Touch was very easy to setup and I was up and running with it controlling all my devices in under 30 mins.
Using the touch has been a breeze. Any universal remote I get has to be usable by the non-technical people I live with, and my wife had no trouble adjusting to using the Touch over the 650. I thought we might use the Gestures option more, but so far we have not at all.
Battery life on the remote has seemed good so far. I haven't timed it exactly, but I seem to be getting at least 4-5 days per charge, and I haven't had it completely die on me yet, so it might go a day or two longer.
My short list of complaints would be:
1. the custom button screens are now just a long list of choices, and I would prefer having multiple pages I can slide between.
2. the buttons at the top aren't the most easily accessible without moving your hand (and I have big hands) while holding the remote to operate the screen and the lower buttons, but this is a relatively minor inconvenience.
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