|Logitech Harmony 1100 Remote|
|Home Theater Remotes & System Control Remotes & System Control|
|Written by Todd Daugherty|
|Tuesday, 26 May 2009|
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Harmony is a great name for this Universal Remote Control. Its main objective is to allow the user to eliminate all other remotes and solely use the 1100 as the single entity to direct multiple home theater devices needing orders at the same time. Logitech spares no modesty in its confidence to do just that, as the startup screen on the 1100 welcomes you with its boastful claim, “Finally, One Remote To Control Them All.”
The remote itself is clad with a 3.5-inch touch screen, an Activities button (basically your Home button) and 13 hard buttons that control basic functions like volume, channel and navigation. The design of the 1100 is great. It is a sleek black color with a slightly rubberized grip around most of it. It dons a polished piano black finish around the touchscreen, and a silver inlay surrounding the outside edge of the remote.
The 1100 gives users the option of controlling devices that are in a closet or behind closed doors with the optional RF Extender (unfortunately, sold separately). With the Extender unit you can use it as the IR blaster itself or connect the individual IR emitters which are then stuck to each unique device that needs controlling.
The software used for the 1100 is what makes this device truly shine. Allowing the user to plan out their device management on a computer screen with intuitive software really takes out a lot of tedious and frustrating moments that are usually inevitable with universal remote setup. But we will get into the software in a moment.