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November 01, 2004

Review: Logitech Harmony Remote 688 (RemoteShoppe)

RemoteShoppe.com has a good review of the Logitech Harmony Remote 688. I don't know much about universal remotes, but I found these two features very desirable for our household:

  • A set of special macro keys that do common functions like: "Watch TV", "Watch DVD", and "Play Music" with a single labeled button. That's great when the in-laws are in town.
  • A USB connector and computer setup program. Remotes are so complex these days that having the ability to walk through a setup program seems to make sense. If also allows the vendor to update the software with new product codes to keep the product shelf life longer.

(Hat Tip: Thomas Hawk, Engadget)

Posted on November 01, 2004

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