Logitech announces two sub-$100 Harmony remotes

By Jos ยท 11 replies
Mar 3, 2010
  1. Logitech's Harmony line of remote controls has been praised by many over the years, but it'is also known for being rather pricey -- except for the aging Harmony 500 series remotes. Looking to shake off that stigma the company has introduced two new sub-$100 models to its lineup, the Harmony 600 and Harmony 650, which will go on sale later this month for $79.99 and $99.99, respectively.

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  2. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155


    I recently purchased a 4 device remote for $8 from Target, which meets my needs. I guess you'd have to have a really fancy setup to justify a 5 device remote for $80+
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,831   +1,026

    Not to be sexist (but I will be anyway), the only people I know who use these high-end Harmony remotes are ladies. The whole 4-5 different remotes on the coffee table seems to baffle them. But for us guys - just validates our manliness. :p
  4. Cheap looks, not cheap price.
  5. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    I snagged a Harmony 880(refurb) from newegg for $100 and after using it I wont go back to a regular remote. I can hit one button and my tv, reciever, and x360 all fire up and are set to the correct inputs. Hit another button and bam, everything switches and im watching satellite. Definitely not for everyone but very useful for those with home theaters.
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 820   +29

    I can't image spending even $50 on a remote. I have trouble spending $20......

    Like LightHeart said you can get a 4 device remote for less then $10, so why spend 10x just so i have to hit 3 less buttons, and plus as TomSEA said, guys need to have 4 or 5 remotes sitting there.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,576   +3,058

    "He Who Dies With the Most Remotes Wins"....!

    I'm up to 12, (with 2 dups), and I don't even own a coffee table. I just put them on the crappy ottoman that came with my crappy recliner, how's that for manly....? :rolleyes: :haha:
  8. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 105   +14

    Good! The moment has come to replace the old 525.
  9. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    I wish they'd release a new high-end model with RF support instead. My Harmony 890 has been dropped on the floor so often that I'm sure I'll have to replace it in the not so distant future.
  10. Arcanum67

    Arcanum67 TS Rookie

    That looks sweet, now we need one the make dinner and coffee.
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,544   +427

    I just got an 880 and its pretty nice. Like Supra said its really nice to hit 1 button to turn on my TV and receiver and set them to the right inputs. Hit another button for DVD and it changes the TV to the different input, receiver to different input, and turns on the DVD player. Its 1 button taking the place of 6 button presses on 3 different remotes.

    One thing that does suck on them is if you don't (for whatever reason) get one of the devices turned on after hitting that button, then its a several button process to get just that device back on and the remote back to being in the right mode for your devices.
  12. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 840

    I've got one of the higher end models and it is a sweet remote once it's all setup and programmed. The macro functions are great.
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