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Logitech Harmony 676 Remote Control Review

by December 10, 2004
Logitech Harmony 676 remote

Logitech Harmony 676 remote

  • Product Name: Harmony 676 Remote Control
  • Manufacturer: Logitech
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: December 10, 2004 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 229

Programming Interface: Website application

Connectivity: USB Plug n' Play

Backlight: All keys

System Requirements: PC or Mac with USB port, 10MB free hard disk space
OS Requirements: Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP or Mac OS 10.2 with Safari 1.0

Dimensions: 8.1" x 2.3" x 1.3"

Weight: 6.0 oz. (with batteries)

Features:
Interactive backlit 84x48 pixel LCD display

Learning IR capable

2MB non-volatile Flash memory

3 wide-dispersion high-power LEDs (~40' range), Sending frequency > 60Hz

Sensing frequency > 60Hz

Includes: Harmony software installation CD, USB cable, 4 AAA batteries, Quick Start Guide

Pros

  • Easily programmed for basic commands
  • Even better layout than the H688
  • Mac/PC compatible
  • Flexible programming for advanced features
  • Easy enough for grandma to use

Cons

  • Limited advanced programming
  • Relatively slow web-based programming interface
  • Main activity buttons very hard to read in dark

Introduction

We reviewed the Logitech Harmony H688 remote back in July and gave it rave reviews for its excellent ergonomics, programming and programming user interface. As Logitech releases more remote control styles we promised to keep you updated so you can make informed decisions as to which to consider purchasing. For a detailed review of the Harmony Remote programming experience and website interface, we'll ask you to read our previous review. If you want to see what the Harmony 676 remote offers and how it compares to the H688 - please read on.

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