Amazing Universal Remote we reccomend: Harmony Elite Remote

The Logitech Harmony Elite is a unique universal-remote system that can control your entire home theater using your iPhone or Android phone or tablet, or the included remote, via the Harmony Hub. The touchscreen makes it more versatile than cheaper models, especially for calling up favorite channels and Roku apps.

The Good The Logitech Harmony Elite is a unique universal-remote system that can control your entire home theater using your iPhone or Android phone or tablet, or the included remote, via the Harmony Hub. The touchscreen makes it more versatile than cheaper models, especially for calling up favorite channels and Roku apps. It operates via radio frequency (RF), rather than infrared (IR), so you don't need line-of-sight to your components. Harmony's activity-based system offers easy operation for functions like "Watch TV," and the Elite handles up to 15 AV devices.

The Bad Significantly cheaper versions like the Harmony Home Control can do almost as much. The battery only lasts a couple of days per charge, so you'll have to remember to keep it in the charging cradle between uses.

The Bottom Line The Logitech Harmony Elite adds a useful touchscreen to the best universal remote system around, but it's not worth the high price for most buyers.

Jay Salamon