Neowin Member Reviews: Logitech Harmony 300i Remote

It's that time of the week again, where we showcase a review submitted by a member on our forums. Remember that we consider all reviews that are submitted here. Who knows, your review might make the front page next week!

This week mrk makes another appearance.

Following on from my Logitech K750 Solar Keyboard review which proved popular, here's another mini review but this time of the £29 Harmony 300i remote control. This will be a short review due to the nature of the hardware, it is just a remote after all and only so much can be said

As a starting note, my only experience with all in 1 remotes in the past has been one4all remotes where you punch in a bunch of codes for your device from the manual hoping that they programmed in the right button presets so this is a new venture for me, especially the setup process.

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I've had 3 or 4 Harmony remotes, the Harmony One is the current and it's great.

ONE GRIPE: You MUST have internet to program the stupid thing and now they charge new customers after the first 90 days. Which could mean you get new equipment, have a problem and now have to pay for help (although you might find a way around this, that's the official policy). A rep tried to convince me how the lack of flexibility was somehow a good thing, sorry but it should have the capability.

Got one of these for £9.99 from Play.. reduced remote clutter and works like a charm.. Especially like the 'Watch TV' button which turns on sky box, turns on tv and sets to correct channel.

Hey thanks for the week's feature once again! Most honoured

I'll definitely be looking forward to doing more reviews!

I own a harmony 525 here. it's not made any more but it works great for what it does.

You got what you paid for. That remote you have 300i is a low end remote. With my 525, I could connect my remote to the comptuer and type in what hardware I want to control with it like the name of TV, computer or xbox360 or a blu-ray player or PVR. I then upload it into my remote and it is ready to go and is very customziable. I can change what the buttons does.

ozgeek said,
I own a harmony 525 here. it's not made any more but it works great for what it does.

You got what you paid for. That remote you have 300i is a low end remote. With my 525, I could connect my remote to the comptuer and type in what hardware I want to control with it like the name of TV, computer or xbox360 or a blu-ray player or PVR. I then upload it into my remote and it is ready to go and is very customziable. I can change what the buttons does.

That's exactly what you do with the 300.

I've got the Logitech Harmony One remote and I love it. It's great with the touch screen and setting up channel favorites.

Tom W said,
I've got the Logitech Harmony One remote and I love it. It's great with the touch screen and setting up channel favorites.
Same here, it's missing some buttons for full Tivo control. That's ok though, it works pretty well as is. I just keep the Tivo remote on top in the drawer when needed.

zeke009 said,
Same here, it's missing some buttons for full Tivo control. That's ok though, it works pretty well as is. I just keep the Tivo remote on top in the drawer when needed.

You can manually program buttons you know. I think I tried it when I first got my One and wasn't sure if it had a certain function. You do the "face the remotes at each other" thing.

My only qualm with the Logitech advanced remotes is that setup interface. I love that it's hosted on the web so you can use different computers, but it just seems a little clunky and unresponsive (and there's easily some extra and unneeded clicks throughout). The myharmony.com interface looks much better than what we other users are stuck with (the downloadable version).

And of course, a great review