Logitech’s new bad-ass universal remote – $500
Well, there she is. The new Harmony 1100, by Logitech. This little gem supposedly has the ability to control everything. With a built-in database of 175,000 items, it’s pretty safe to say that your Xbox PS3 and Wii will all be included (update: PS3 will need an IR -> Bluetooth converter, typical sony). As will most brand name TVs. Up to a max of 15 different units can be controlled with it.
What’s new with the 1100 over the previous 1000, is that it’s now black, and you now have the ability to control what’s displayed on the screen. The 1100 ships this month for around $500, but if the upgrades don’t appeal to you, or you want a good deal, the 1000 can be found for under 300.
I’ve also read that you can have it set to turn on your lights. I guess if you use the X-10 lighting system ($20), you can then use the RF built-in to the remote. I would really like a system with a single remote, I got about 5 now.