Ed. Note: This remote was also featured in our Ultimate Gift Guide
Harmony stormed onto the control scene just three short years ago, quickly establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with. With the Model 520 universal remote ($99), it takes on the sub-$100 market. The 520 is a style departure from other Harmony models, resembling a chic Bang & Olufsen phone. The svelte controller fits nicely in one hand and gives you access to Harmony's activity-based operation and live tech support. You program it via the Internet, using a simple interview process. The handy LCD screen can be populated with unusual commands not found on the "hard" buttons. If you've got an extra $150 to spend, Harmony's 880 offers a larger color screen, even more hard buttons, and a rechargeable battery. But if you're on a tight budget, this remote can bring Harmony to your system - and your wallet.
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