Logitech Harmony 1100 review

  • £349

This remote has infrared blood in its veins

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Our Verdict

A fantastic bit of kit to control all your AV gear with. Just don't lose this one down the back of the sofa or you could miss your favourite show

For

  • Good online database
  • Easy setup
  • Good use of 'activities'

Against

  • RF is only available as an extra

Logitech's range of universal remote controls has been so well-received by the home cinema enthusiast market that the company has rapidly become the number one brand for programmable clickers. And with the high-end Harmony 1100 it's easy to see why.

With its gloss black styling and 3.5in colour screen, it's an exact replacement for the extremely popular Harmony 1000. The 1100 is similarly capable of controlling up to 15 separate items of kit (via IR or, with an optional extender, RF).

But the most impressive feature, one that rivals find impossible to match, is that the control codes for your equipment can be found and stored within seconds thanks to an ever-expanding online database with, so far, over 225,000 available.

Of course, you'll need to hook up the remote to your computer and, subsequently, the internet, which may put off some, but the supplied software is so simple to use, that it shouldn't take more than an hour to set up. And that includes macros (called 'Activities' here), too.

The software, onscreen graphics and button layout have all been improved over the Harmony 1000 thanks to consumer feedback. The ability to set up Activities (sequences of events that switch on all of the relevant equipment) is a godsend. For example, tap 'Watch TV' and the screen, Freeview box and amp all start up automatically.

It's not the biggest leap in tech over the less expensive 1000 and the RF control is only available as an extra. But that's nitpicking really.

Tech Specs

Product TypeUniversal Remote Control
Number of Controllable Devices15
TouchscreenYes
Product FamilyHarmony
Brand NameLogitech
Compatible DevicesTV
USBYes
ManufacturerLogitech
Product Model1100
Product NameHarmony 1100 Universal Remote Control
Product LineHarmony
Manufacturer Part Number915-000076
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.logitech.co.uk
Marketing Information

Logitech Harmony 1100 is the perfect complement to your sophisticated living room. Put a brilliant, 9 cm, full-color touch screen in your hands. You'll be able to turn on everything you need with just one touch. And you can customize the controls to get the commands you want, when you want. It's like no remote you've ever used before.

Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Harmony 1100 Universal Remote Control
  • Charging Station
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • Installation CD
  • Quick-start Guide
  • Features Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year