On The Logitech Harmony Smart Control

July 20, 2013

Water spilled on the venerable Harmony 550 Remote, so I purchased the Logitech Harmony Smart Control as a replacement. Thoughts:

The Good

The Bad

Conclusion

Looking over my previous review of the Harmony 550, I wrote “be prepared for some frustration in the initial stages as you get it set up.” I hoped this wouldn’t be the case this time around, but unfortunately they arose once again, as I ran into the limitations of the iPhone app and the clunkiness of the website.

The clunky software brings the improved hardware down, which underlines Apple’s excellence in both departments. If the Apple TV proper ever arrives, one can assume it’ll have a great remote, and possibly one that renders the Harmony smart remote concept pointless.