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Peel Universal Controller

Peel Universal Controller
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Logitech Harmony Smart Control

Logitech Harmony Smart Control
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Logitech Harmony Ultimate

Logitech Harmony Ultimate
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Logitech Harmony 650

Logitech Harmony 650
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Logitech Harmony 700

Logitech Harmony 700
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Price $119 at 1 store $129 to $262 at 8 stores $344 to $506 at 6 stores $64 to $176 at 4 stores $109 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 2.5 stars out of 6 reviews 2.5 stars out of 40 reviews 3.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date April 05, 2011 April 19, 2013 April 16, 2013 March 15, 2010 October 01, 2009
The Bottom Line The Peel is an affordable iPhone/iPod universal remote that helps you filter your TV viewing options, but its current shortcomings--inability to bookmark future shows for recording and the dearth of a native iPad app--make the $99 hardware component tough to recommend. The Logitech Harmony Smart Control combines RF functionality and smartphone control in an affordable universal-remote package, but the complexity of the initial setup will burden some buyers. Despite its high price and a handful of drawbacks, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is an impressive, feature-rich universal remote that's well worth the investment, particularly if you have a lot of components in your system. The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100. The Logitech Harmony 700 delivers the bulk of the Harmony One's excellent feature set and ergonomics at a lower price point.

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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.8 in x 5.3 in x 9.4 in
Display Info unavailable Info unavailable Display - 2.4 in
LCD display
LCD display
Input Device Info unavailable Info unavailable Touch screen
Keypad
Keypad
Features One-touch activity controls
Multi-brand compatibility
Harmony smartphone app
Control game consoles with Bluetooth
Control your home theater devices from iPhone or Android mobile phone
Swipe and tap control on Smartphone
Easy mobile setup
Control game consoles with Bluetooth
Harmony smartphone app
Quick and Easy setup
Customizable LCD Screen
Large code library
Favorite channel keys
Rechargeable
Back-lit buttons for convenient navigation
Supports 5000+ brands
One-click activity buttons
Guided online setup
Back-lit buttons
One-click activity buttons
Supports 5000+ brands
Easy online set up
Rechargeable
Back-lit buttons
Programmable
Remote control technology Infrared
Bluetooth
Infrared
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
Supported Devices TV
DVD player
Blu-ray player
DVR
AV receiver
Satellite TV system
Cable box
AV receiver
Audio/video components
Blu-ray player
Cable box
DVR
Game console
TV
Satellite box
AV System
AV receiver
Audio/video components
Blu-ray player
DVR
Cable box
Game console
TV
Satellite box
TV
Blu-ray player
DVR
Cable box
VCR
Satellite TV system
AV receiver
TV
Cable box
Satellite TV system
DVD player
Projector
Blu-ray player
AV receiver
Remote type Universal remote control
Simple remote control
Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Compatibility iPhone
iPod touch
iPad
iPhone
Android devices
iPhone
Android devices
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 13.6 oz
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
1 year warranty
2 years warranty
1 year warranty
Supported Device Qty Info unavailable 8
15
5
6
Battery Info unavailable Remote control unit battery
Remote control unit battery - Rechargeable
- Alkaline
2 x Remote control unit battery - AA type
2 x Remote control unit battery - Rechargeable - Nickel metal hydride
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