Logitech Releases Rechargeable Remote

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shakyone

Okay folks, so for those of you with a Harmony One, how is does this thing compare?  What is missing or added?  I am in the market for a "One" and weighing my options...

 

Shakyone

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chaosdsm

I've had a Logitech Harmony 880 rechargeable remote for years, got it when I got my HDTV, but, thing's aren't all that great...  Hopefully they will change the charging system to something that plugs in instead of sits on top of charging contacts. 

The Harmony 880 has been on the market for over 4 years, has a Litium Ion rechargeable battery, & far more options than the 700, but it's was also a lot more expensive, I bought mine for $270 IIRC.  When it works, it's awesome, but to charge the battery, it just rests on top of a charging tray & doesn't always make good contact between the remote & the charger tray. 

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Jox

Personally, I'm happier using a set of rechargeable duracell double or triple-a batteries than relying on a (presumably) proprietary battery pack which will cost an arm and a leg to replace should it ever fail.

 

-Jox

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chaosdsm

Mine (Harmony 880 Litium-Ion battery) is going strong after 4 years & would cost $30 to replace when it does fail.  I like the fact that I don't have to worry about changing batteries, but the included battery life isn't all that good, I have to recharge the remote about once a month, & that's with extremely light usage.

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Caboose

 I'm confused... I have a Logitech Harmony 880 remote, and it comes w/a rechargeable battery and a recharge station...Has a colour LCD screen, and everything else that is mentioned

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Techie714

I think we can all agree if you own a Harmony you own the best remote on the market bar none.  I have owned two & I'm using a 880 currently & lovei t.  They are so reliable, & easy to set up.  Although my 880 is rechargable so I'm not sure whats so speacial here?

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FunkySquirrel

"Still, this is Logitech. I don't want my TV remote sucking up 30% of my PC's CPU resources."

 The hell?  This is a TV remote.  It has nothing to do with your computer.

 I suppose you find your blender is using too much of your car's gasoline every time it runs, too.

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Caboose

 What are you talking about? Using up 30% of your CPU resources? It's a TV Remote. It uses an IR signal to control various devices... If you're talking about the Logitech Harmony app so you can set it up on your PC? It doesn't.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Nuxes

I'm pretty sure that was a joke.  If you've ever used Logitech software that comes with thier mice and keyboards, it uses up alot of system resources.

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robotsneedhugs2

It must be difficult for them to understand sarcasm.

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