Product Type: Logitech remote controls
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Great solution to every households remote nightmare
Logitech Harmony 525
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Logitech Harmony 525
Advantages: Customisation, Sheer amount of things it can do
Disadvantages: disappointing build quality, potentially daunting set up
I had seen these remotes but thought to myself why pay £40+ for an all in one remote, when i can buy an all for one for a tenner.
After using the 525 for a couple of days, the extra expense was easily justified.
The Harmony 525 is so much more than an all in one remote.
The Harmony takes 4 AAA batteries, which with everyday use should last 6-12 months, which is not bad considering you only have one remote compared to the previous multitude.
The 525 can control upto 10 devices, which will be more than enough for most people.
The beauty of these remotes is the 'Activity' modes.
You set up activities such as 'Watch TV' Watch DVD'
With one button press all the correct components are turned on or off and put to the correct settings.
Setting up the remotes can be daunting for a technophobe, but there are set up wizards to help you through the set up.
You have to connect the remote to a PC or Mac and complete the set up online, so a computer and internet connection is a must! (but if you are reading this then that shouldn't be too much of a problem!!)
For the more adventurous, you can do even more specific set up, such as sequence commands, button customisation etc.
A basic set up will probably take around 30 mins to 1 hour.
Once set up, you shouldn't ever have to go back to the original remote, as every function is available
One downside to the remote is the build quality - it does feel a little cheap, being composed of plastic.
All in all the Logitech Harmony 525 is a great bit of kit, and well worth the money if you have a lot of existing remotes - you'll wonder how you ever did without
Summary: If you put the effort into the set up it will reward you in spades
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