The best just keeps getting better. Although it has very little competition, Logitech’s Harmony Elite remains the best remote control you can get for managing not only your entertainment system, but all of your smart home devices, too. At $349, it’s not cheap, but you’ll never want — or need — to use another remote again.
Editor’s Note: This review was updated on Feb. 1, 2017, to reflect additional smart home compatibility.
After keeping roughly the same shape for the past two generations of the Harmony Elite, Logitech redesigned the device. Now, the remote is much more square, and it lacks the softer edges and curved underside of the Harmony Ultimate. I prefer the shape of the older remote, as it fit more comfortably in my hand. The new Elite is also markedly heavier, at 5.85 ounces — more than an ounce heavier than the Ultimate (4.8 ounces).
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