Logitech Harmony Touch Review

I’ve been using a Logitech Harmony remote for years and have loved to see their evolution. Of course there are drawbacks to any solution, but it looks like Logitech has improved on an already pretty solid product. Let’s hope the battery/charger lasts longer.

The primary evolution of the Harmony Touch is of course the touch interface, which is centrally placed in the middle of the remote. The 2.4” touch screen is activated by touch and gives you the possibility to add the entire repertoire of functions from your existing remotes, accessible from submenus on-screen. The touch screen is also you entry to the well-known “activities” that will carry out multiple actions in a row such as turn on several devices. 

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    Just looking at the layout of the controls tells me it’s going to suck.  I absolutely hate touch screen remotes.  I personally prefer a remote that doesn’t force me to look at it to find the right button to press.  It looks like it would be too easy to accidentally touch the upper part of the screen when trying to use the transport buttons by feel. 

    Based on what I know about other Logitech remotes, if this thing dies out of warranty you have zero repair options.  Their touch screens tend to be somewhat delicate and can be fatally damaged if you drop the remote.  Logitech won’t sell you any parts or supply any sort of repair service.  You’ve basically got a $250 paper weight if it breaks.  OTOH, Logitech will offer you a 50% discount on one of their remotes out of the kindness of their hearts.  The thing is, you can usually find them on sale for less than that, especially for refurbished models.