Harmony 688 remote control
Most of the universal remotes in the market today are programmed by inserting codes based on brands or by learning the commands from another remote directly. But the family of remotes from Logitech Harmony is programmed in a different way: by utilizing the power of the internet. The one reviewed here is the Logitech Harmony 688, which has an MSRP of $249.95. The review sample comes in metallic silver finish, but gun-metal black finish is also available.
The Harmony 688 remote is sleek and has a modern look. It could fit nicely in an average adult hand and quite comfortable to be operated one hand. It employs a unique curvy button layout as can be seen from the picture. In such a layout, no two buttons are the same. They might be mirror image to each other, but none is exactly the same. Its buttons and LCD display are all backlit.