Create Your Own Harmony (without Joining a Barbershop Quartet)
Although I haven’t put my hands on one yet (which is a good thing, too, since they’re too greasy from the overpriced turkey club sandwich from room service that I just ate), Logitech’s new Harmony 1100 universal remote control looks like just the kind of remote I’d want in my home theater. It’s classy looking, simple-to-operate, easy-on-the-brain when it comes to programming, and – at $499.99 – it’s a lot less pricey than most of the other touchscreen universal remotes.
As far as I can tell, the Harmony 1100 adds in all the things I’d wish the Harmony 1000 had, namely the ability to put the commands and features of your choice on the touchscreen plus RF capability. You still have to buy the RF Extender separately. Oh, well, I guess you can’t have everything. Logitech says the new remote is expected to be available in February.