Help Me Find the Best Universal Remote, Please

GearDiary Help Me Find the Best Universal Remote, Please

Okay, I’ve had it! We have too many remotes! Apple TV, Direct TV, TV, DVD, Roku, a Vizio sound bar, and I may even be forgetting one! Has anyone tried one of those smart remotes with a screen? I’m considering a Logitech Harmony remote, but I’m wondering if there is something even better out there?

I’m looking for a high-tech, yet easy to figure out and use, universal remote that doesn’t rely on my iPhone to work.   I want something that has a rechargeable battery, or that can at least hold a charge longer than a week or two (unlike our Gear4 UnityRemote, whose batteries seem to run out in less than 2 weeks). I don’t want any more frustrating false positives when I aim the remote at the device it’s supposed to control, and nothing happens. I want one remote that does it ALL.

Your suggestions and experiences would be a great help, so I’d appreciate you sharing if you’ve got a particular universal remote that is working well for you.

Thank you! =)


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.