Help Me Find the Best Universal Remote, Please

logitech-harmony-ultimate universal remote

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.