Logitech Harmony 300 Universal Remote Control
The Logitech Harmony 300 is generally more expensive than other "budget" options, but this universal remote offers some features that are otherwise unavailable at this price. The Harmony 300 shares a family resemblance with higher-end Harmony models, though the multi-tasking screen has been replaced by dedicated buttons as dictated by its lower price. This universal remote can control up to 4 devices, and supports macro customization for the programmable buttons. Complaints are few: the numeric buttons and volume/channel rockers are on the small side, and the lack of backlit controls make this remote more difficult to use in the dark. One of the best features of this particular model is its ability to sync to a PC or Mac, eliminating any complicated setup procedures that frustrate users. For this alone, the higher cost may be worth it.