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May 4, 2007

Review: Logitech 555/550 Universal Remote Control

One of these days remote controls will be able to read our minds and will switch channels for us without us even touching the buttons! Okay, maybe that's a little wishful thinking but remotes are getting more sophisticated every day. One remote we really like is the Logitech 555 (known as the 550 for those of us in the US). UrbanGiraffe.com has a nice review of the Logitech 555 that's pretty positive and concludes:

The Logitech Harmony 555 is a great universal remote control. Basing the control around activities rather than devices is much more human friendly, and opens up a complicated set of equipment to the non-technologically minded. While the bundled software is comprehensive, it can be intimidating and slow to use, but the time spent configuring a system is returned in the lack of hassle using it.

The control is very sleek and lightweight, but suffers from several ergonomic issues, most noticeable of which are the placement of play/pause buttons in relation to the equally important channel/volume buttons. Tactile feedback is generally good, except for that volume/channel buttons which are plastic and noisy.

For the price the remote is very good value for money, and if you’re in the market for an easy remote control that’s a step above traditional high-street remotes, but isn’t going to break the bank or your brain then the Harmony 555 is highly recommended.

For under a $100 we here at TVSnob think you might want to take a look at the 555.

At UrbanGiraffe.com

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Posted by William Hungerford at May 4, 2007 5:09 PM

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