Editors Liked

  • Powerful universal remote with great ergonomics
  • Simple text-based LCD screen surrounded by five contextual buttons
  • Web programmable via Windows or Mac PCs
  • Excellent button layout and overall design
  • Supports custom sequences/macros
  • Sub-$80 price tag
  • An online setup utility programs the remote for you
  • All functions are defined & accessible through the LCD screen if there are no permanent buttons for them
  • Buttons and LCD screen are backlit

Editors Didn't Like

  • Only controls five devices
  • Requires Internet-connected PC to program
  • An additional $20 gets you the step-up model with a color screen and graphical icons