Universal remote Stories February 17, 2016

expiredControl up to 8 devices w/ Logitech’s Harmony Home Universal Remote: $100 (Reg. $150)

Update (2/18 3:40pm): Amazon has the Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control for $52.99 with free shipping (Reg. $60+). Rated 4 out of 5 stars from more than 4,600 Amazon reviewers.

Amazon offers the Logitech Harmony Home Control (915-000239, newest version) Universal Remote for $99.99 with free shipping. Also available from Best Buy via eBay or direct. Today’s deal is good for 33% off the original listing, a match of our previous low mention and the best current price available by $34.

The newest Logitech Harmony Home Control Remote features universal compatibility with over 270,000 devices, including HDTVs, satellite/cable boxes, Apple TV/Roku, SONOS and smart home products from Hue. You can control up to eight devices at a time, eliminating the need for extra remotes. It ships with the Harmony Hub, which “lets you control devices hidden behind cabinet doors or walls.” Rated 3.8/5 stars by 546 Amazon customers.

Universal remote Stories February 15, 2016

expiredLogitech Harmony Smart Control Universal Remote w/ Hub: $70 shipped (Reg. $95+)

Best Buy’s Official eBay Store currently offers the Logitech Harmony Smart Control Universal Remote for $69.99 shipped. Also available direct from Best Buy. Today’s listing is good for $60 off the original MSRP, $24 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest price we can find.

Universal remote Stories February 12, 2016

expiredLogitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

Best Buy’s official eBay Store has the Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote (915-000198) for $99.99 shipped. Also available directly from Best Buy. That’s $150 below the original listing, matching our previous mention, $29 below Amazon and the best price we can find by $25.

Universal remote Stories January 22, 2016

expiredManage your home theater w/ Logitech’s Harmony Smart Control Universal Remote: $70 shipped (Reg. $105)

Best Buy’s Official eBay Store currently offers the Logitech Harmony Smart Control Universal Remote for $69.99 shipped. Also available direct from Best Buy with free two-day shipping. Today’s listing is good for $60 off the original MSRP, $34 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest price we can find.

We’re big fans of the Logitech Smart Control here at 9to5Toys. It’s a powerful solution that provides enough functionality for most users. Those with more complex setups should opt for the Harmony Ultimate, but this remote offers plenty for a typical home theater.

It ships with the Smart Hub that provides RF control to up to eight devices. The Simple Remote has “one-touch” activity control with a library of over 270,000 devices. It can control your Apple TV, Roku box, SONOS system, Philips Hue lights, Xbox One and more. Additionally, iOS and Android users can manage devices with the free app.

Rated 4/5 stars by nearly 1,800 Amazon customers.

Universal remote Stories January 11, 2016

We’re big fans of universal remotes here at 9to5Toys. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of the options on the market struggle to live up to their full potential with questionable connectivity and design. In 2015 we saw new options from Logitech, Savant and Ray that all potentially scratch our itch. CES 2016 has brought on a new competitor: The Smart Remote by Sevenhugs. Name aside, its remote meets iPhone design has piqued our interest…

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Universal remote Stories November 22, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband $90, Logitech Harmony Touch Remote $100, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Amazon the Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband in Black (Large) for $90.30 shipped. That’s nearly $40 off the original list price, the lowest it’s been offered at Amazon and a match to our Black Friday price estimates for it.

With this Fitbit, you can track “all-day stats like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed, and active minutes.” You can even monitor your sleep and wake up to a silent alarm. It’s the best seller in its category and over 7,400 Amazon shoppers gave it 3.8/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote $100 (Orig. $300) | Best BuySamsung Simple LED 24″ Monitor with High Glossy Finish (LS24D300HL/ZA) $100 (Orig. $200) | Staples

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Universal remote Stories November 8, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote $100, Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband $115, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, We have from Best Buy the Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote for $99.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the original list price, $39 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen for it.

With an intuitive color touch screen you can access all your entertainment options, like watch TV or listen to music with one touch.  You can also set up to 50 favorite channels, change channels with one simple tap, and organize them the way you want right on the remote. 483 Best Buy shoppers gave it 4.1/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband $115 (Orig. $150) | eBay

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Universal remote Stories October 13, 2015

Savant has spent the last ten years as the go-to home automation company for the ultra-wealthy. Steve Jobs even leaned on this company to deck out his infamous Venus yacht. But now, Savant is aiming to bring its beautiful functional home control system to the masses by reducing prices.

Its first foray into the mass consumer market comes way of a new universal remote. There is no denying, this thing is beautiful. Watch out Logitech, you have some competition on your hands…

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Universal remote Stories October 5, 2015

Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote: $100 shipped (Reg. $140)

Best Buy offers the Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote (model 915-000198) for $99.99 with free shipping, which is $40 below its street price and easily the best deal we’ve ever seen. Features include a color touch screen, backlit buttons, charging station, and ergonomic design. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars from 650 Amazon reviewers.

ICYMI: Logitech’s latest universal remote, the Harmony Elite, was released last month.

Universal remote Stories September 16, 2015

Logitech has pulled the veil back on the newest addition to its family of universal remotes: the Harmony Elite. Touted as the company’s “top-of-the-line” option, this new model brings a refreshed touch screen interface and added support for smart home devices like Philips Hue lights and SONOS speakers.

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Universal remote Stories May 28, 2015

Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote Shipped: $85 (Orig. $130, CA Tax Only)

9to5Toys Specials currently has the Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote for $85 with free shipping in time for Father’s Day. You won’t find an easier way to control your entertainment.

The Blumoo is a Bluetooth receiver that has ports for any type of audio-visual equipment — you can plug in your cable box, Blu-ray player, home theater system and beyond. Instead of playing a game of “find the remote” every time you want to watch something, the downloaded Blumoo app allows you to select the device you want to control with your phone. You then get an on-screen remote, which only offers the specific controls required for that device, plus any relevant extras, such as a TV guide. It makes the concept of a universal remote truly convenient, and Blumoo is compatible with over 225,000 devices. The app is available for iOS and Android, and the Blumoo receiver has a range of 150 feet.

  • Universal control of the home theater with a simple, one-touch system
  • Powerful music-streaming functionality
  • Custom TV guide based on your service, postal code, and preferences
  • Easily upgrade your A/V equipment from your connected iOS or Android device
  • Automatically updates itself over the air adding new features, device libraries, and functionality
  • Controls over 225,000 A/V components
  • No complicated Wi-Fi setup or secondary connection needed

Get 34% off Blumoo here.

Universal remote Stories February 18, 2015

While it seems like every week our living room technology evolves, with new curved and 4K UHDTVs, the remote that controls these new devices seems to have hit a wall. Harmony has long dominated the upper-echelon universal remote world, but its solutions haven’t always been the most intuitive.

The good news is a fresh competitor is set to enter the marketplace, taking design cues from Cupertino while putting a highly-visual user experience first. The Ray Super Remote puts all of your devices, programming and functions into one 4.8-inch display that promises to simplify your home entertainment experience. expand full story

Universal remote Stories July 22, 2014

Logitech is now giving you the power to build and tailor your home entertainment system by letting you add to your existing system (with a supplemental remote or keyboard), or building your dream system from the ground up.

Harmony gives you one of the world’s largest remote control compatibility databases with over 225,000 home theater devices. The right Harmony remote depends on your home theater setup.

  • Harmony Ultimate One and Harmony 650 give you a powerful universal remote with one-touch control and are perfect for home theater systems with an open cabinet set up.

Find your Harmony

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