Logitech Harmony 300 Remote Control (Black) review by Steve Taylor
|My Overall Review:|
|3.8 out of 5|
Logitech Harmony 300 Remote Control (Black)
I was so excited when I heard about the Logitech Harmony 300 remote control. I had wanted to buy the predecessor but I couldn’t justify spending over $200 on what is effectively just a remote control. I was frustrated with using three different remotes to operate my television, PlayStation and my surround sound system and wanted one remote to control everything. This Logitech Harmony 300 is exactly what I was after and is a fraction of the price of the other Harmony remotes. Ok, so it is a lot simpler with no touch screen, well no screen at all and no activities, but it does exactly what I wanted it to do – it controls everything with just one remote!
Setting up the remote control was a snap. All you do is connect the remote to a computer (Mac or PC) and enter the make and model numbers of the device you want the remote to control. You then sync the remote, using the set up wizard and that’s all there is too it. After a few minutes I was down to one remote instead of three and that has made me very happy indeed!
As I said, this is the more basic model of the Harmony remotes, but that doesn’t mean design and style has been thrown out the window. This remote looks nice enough and it feels nice to touch, it is sleek. The buttons are laid out well and are easy to get used to which button is where. I would recommend this remote control to anyone who wants to downsize on the number of remotes in the house without paying a fortune.
Effortless control of up to 4 A/V components
Supports 225,000+ devices from 5000+ brands–more than any other brand of advanced remotes
Simple online setup using your PC or Mac
“Watch TV” button allows you to choose which devices you want to power on/off with the press of one button
Favorite-channel one-touch buttons and DVR / Blu-ray controls
If you want to buy one of these universal remotes they are currently on sale at Amazon through this link.
Here is what current buyers think of the Logitech Harmony 300 Remote Control (Black):
Errol W Stevens,
I’ve tried many remotes in the past and they have all worked for about 60 to 90 percent of the functions. The Harmony 300 works 100% on all functions. The control is light and easy to hold. Programing the control was a breeze, just go to Harmony300′s internet site, log on and the site leads you through the programing. I wish everything I buy was as good as this remote. Hey Logitech, what other good things do you make? I will be looking I can assure you. Read Original Review
I don’t get why people would pay hundreds of dollars, or even a hundred really, for a remote. This one has everything you need, good ergonomic usability features, awesome, up-to-date device support, and no unnecessary, silly screen. For $50, you can’t beat that. Read Original Review
Steve is a professional technology reviewer and writer. He has been reviewing console accessories since 2004 and has reviewed over 100 products.