Tired of Juggling: Remote Upgrade to Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal & PS3 adapter

Need for a Logitech Harmony Universal Remote and PS3 adapter

Next to the couch, we’ve got TV, Uverse, audio, Boxee, and PS3 remotes.  Five remotes.  To watch a movie or a TV show takes 3 remotes!   Even though it’s a hassle, I can handle it.  But when my wife wants to watch something, she gets frustrated by the five remotes and things always end with me being called into the room to unscramble the confusion.  Either way, it’s tiresome for both of us.

After looking at it several times and waiting for it to go on sale, we had high hopes that the [amazon_link id=”B001M5U5AC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal Remote [/amazon_link] would solve our remote mess.


We also needed the [amazon_link id=”B00267S7XW” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]PS3 adapter[/amazon_link] because the PS3 uses a Bluetooth connection for all the controls so the usual infrared remote system (like that on the Harmony remote) won’t work alone.  So, we picked up the PS3 adapter along with the remote at Fry’s.

Logitech Harmony PS3 Adapter Unboxing

The Adapter comes in a surprisingly large box and impressive amount of (unnecessary) packaging considering how small the device is. The small black plastic control unit and the power adapter and paperwork with instructions that sound simple enough are all rather compact and nicely designed.

Unboxing the Universal Remote

Harmony 1100 is Logitech’s top-of-the-line remote.   The box is nicely designed and contains the remote itself, a charging base station, power cord, and instructions.

The Harmony 1100 is a rectangular shape, unusual for remotes.  The touch screen is only on the left side of the control side with backlit buttons on the right.  Once programmed on a computer, the remote works with 1-touch activity control, like other Harmony remotes.

Nice impression but does not replace Boxee Remote

I have had a chance to program and use the remote now, and it is functioning well, having seriously de-cluttered our remote situation.  We’re down to 2 remotes because it does not function with the [amazon_link id=”B0038JE07O” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Boxee[/amazon_link].  Not bad at all.


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