Logitech does universal remote for less with the $50 Harmony 300

While Logitech has received rave reviews for its pricey Harmony remote controls, some complete with color touchscreens (the $399.99 Harmony 1100), its latest model aims at a lower-price point—much lower.

While Logitech has received rave reviews for its pricey Harmony remote controls, some complete with color touchscreens (the $399.99 Harmony 1100), its latest model aims at a lower-price point—much lower. With the $49.99 Harmony 300, the company are gunning for those that might spend a little to simplify controlling their home theater setup, but who would never spend hundreds of dollars on a remote. (In other words, most of us).

Of course, you give up a lot of features for the cut-price Harmony, including any kind of built-in display and rechargeable batteries. And you can only control four devices through it, which could be limiting for some potential buyers. But you still get the Web-based setup (using the included USB cable) that makes it less painful to associate your remote with your other hardware, as well as a handful of programmable buttons to make your favorite settings just a single click away.

Is it worth letting your cable remote stay lost in the sofa forever? You can vote with your dollars sometime next month, when the Harmony 300 become available at stores.

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