These days, shopping for a universal remote is not an easy thing to do. With the wide variety of remotes to choose from and the nearly endless functional options to debate on, the task of having to select just one remote from the vast bunch can be quite challenging. Before setting out to the store it is a good idea to become familiarized with the top universal remotes.
Logitech Harmony 900
The Logitech Harmony 900 is advertised as “a universal remote that lets you control your home-entertainment devices- even when they’re hidden”.
According to Logitech, the Harmony 900’s standout features include, RF wireless capability, which allows the controlling of entertainment systems even when they are hidden, behind a cabinet door, for example. Sculpted, backlit buttons are a unique feature which allows easy operating even in the dark. The device also has a full-color touch screen which is both entertaining and easy to operate.
The remote features a unique ergonomic design which makes it comfortable to hold on to and adds to the convenience and ease of operation. The universal remote is available for about $400 USD, for a full list of online retailers click here.
Philips TSU9400 Pronto Universal Remote Control
The Philips TSU 9400 is a rechargeable, universal remote control. According to Philips, the remote features a color touch screen, rotary wheel for convenient scrolling, and an overall user-friendly design as well as lots of room for customization.
Although, overall the device has many pros, on the downside the setup is somewhat complicated and takes a lot of time. At about $770 USD on www.amazon.com, the remote is also pretty expensive.
Acoustic Research Xsights Touch ARRX18G
According to Amazon, the Acoustic Research Xsights Touch ARRX18G is a universal remote by Audiovox that gives the user total control, is simple to set up and overall very easy to use. This device offers touch-screen control and advanced functionality.
It controls up to 18 different devices, from thousands of brands and features a fairly easy set-up that doesn’t require a computer and is guided off of the remote control itself. The Acoustic Research Xsights Touch is available on Amazon for $146.89 USD.
Universal Remote Control Model R50
According to Universal Remote, the Digital R50 is a convenient universal remote that was designed to be extremely user-friendly. It features a large LCD color screen with an on-screen set up wizard for swift and handy configuration, with no internet access or PC required.
The Digital R50’s top features include MicroPower, dyamic SimpleSound technology, a pre-programmed and learning feature and 48 “my favorite” channels. On the downside, this remote is not rechargeable like many other universal remotes, instead it requires 4 AA batteries.
The Digital R50 is available on average for approximately $80 USD. To find a store that carries this remote near you, visit the dealer locator featured on www.universalremote.com by clicking here.
Samsung RMC30C2 Open Box Universal Touch Remote Control
According to Google Products, The RMC30C2 Open Box Universal Touch Remote Control by Samsung is much more than just a remote, the high-tech device actually functions more like a smartphone.
The Samsung RMC30C2 features a wireless DLNA connection which allows direct streaming from a PC, digital camera, cell phone or other files to entertainment systems all using the device. The Samsung RMC30C2 is available online at www.compuplus.com for a total price of $225.34 USD.