Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote Control
If you like the idea of having a Logitech Harmony universal remote but can't justify spending over $100 on what is basically a dressed-up remote control, consider the Harmony 650. Though you don't get a touchscreen like with the higher-spec models, the Harmony 650 can still be programmed to be used with up to 5 devices. The color screen displays various interface items, and the soft buttons which flank the screen can be used to select functions or channels. The Harmony series' claim to fame is the sheer ease of use, thanks to its computer-based configuration and updates which eliminate blind button-mashing of lesser universal remotes. Additionally, the Harmony 650 runs on standard AA batteries (as opposed to a built-in rechargeable one), which some users may prefer. While those of you who have more than 5 devices in your entertainment system may find the capabilities of the Harmony 650 rather limited, this universal remote control is a great choice for those who have more basic needs yet still want a high-feature remote.