Gear – Logitech Harmony 880

I’ve had this remote for a couple years and figured it was time for me to post a review.  For those who don’t know the Logitech Harmony 880 is one of the best multifunction remotes on the market today.  Overall  I am really impressed with both the build quality of the remote and also the ease of use.  The ease of use falls into two categories, one being configuration and the second being seamless use of multiple devices with the remote.   With any number of peripherals this remote will with the touch of a button turn all required devices on, set them to the correct input and also ensure that volume levels are adjusted using the correct device.

Features worth mentioning:

Favorites with channel images ie. Food Network, BBC, CNN, etc. can be applied to a channel for quick navigation

Built in troubleshooting/Help.  If your devices are partially on simply press the Help button and the remote will step through asking you whether the expected devices are in the correct mode (On/Off or Input).

Simple web based configuration. I can’t stress how simple and easy it is to setup this remote.  It literally takes 5 minutes and then your configuration is saved on Logitechs site for future use down the road.

Rechargeable Batteries, this is a requirement for any and all gear that I purchase.  I have little patience for replacing batteries out of devices I use every day.

Durability: Believe it or not this thing can take a beating.  I’ve dropped it, kicked it, smashed it on wood floor… you name it this remote has come out unscathed.  This really proves that for the price they actually engineered it to handle the wrath of a 2 year old.

I rarely directly plug a product but figured with this remotes long term unblemished track record it deserved a free plug.