Best Universal Remotes for the Electronics Junkie

A remote control sitting on top of a table

With all of the great electronics on the market these days, it’s not hard to end up with several remotes. One for your TV, one for the cable, one for the sound system, and well, you get the picture.

Luckily, some smart guy, came up with the idea of a universal remote. And with so many different brands and styles to choose from, luckily this smart girl came up with a list of the Top 5.

If you are looking for something basic:

RCA 5-Device Universal Remote
This universal remote is great if you are looking something basic, without all the bells and whistles. It can control up to 5 different devices, and is pretty easy to set up, with its Code Search Programming feature. And it has a great price at just $19.99

Universal Remote Control 6-Device Preprogrammed Learning Remote
This universal remote comes preprogrammed with thousands of codes and has a ‘learning’ feature for easier set up. It can control up to 6 different devices, and it’s priced great at $19.99.

If you are looking for something with more features:

Logitech Harmony 650 5-Device Universal Remote
This remote is a great replacement, for the pile of remotes cluttering up your coffee table. It can control up to five different devices and it works with over 5,000 different brands. The best things about this universal remote, are it’s easy set-up, and the convenience features; like the one-click activity buttons and the favorite channels buttons. This remote is great, because even the ‘electronically challenged’, can use it and set it up. It also has a nice color touch-screen, and a great price as well. $89.99

If you have more than 5 different devices to control, you will need something more like this:

Logitech Harmony One 15 Device Universal Remote
Another great remote from Logitech. This awesome remote can control up to 15 different devices, so its perfect for a home theater or an electronics junkie. It also has a an interactive touch screen that you can customize yourself. You can set it up with ease by plugging it into your computer (with included USB & software) and following the directions. And there is no need for batteries, because this one comes with its own charging station. $249.99

If you have a home theater or want to go super fancy:

Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal Remote Home Theater/Audio
This remote is the top dog of them all. It’s 3.5″ color touch screen can be customized exactly how you want. This means you choose which buttons you want, when you want them, and where you want them. Setup is a breeze when you plug this remote into your computer, it will guide you every step of the way. This 15-device remote, has RF wireless capabilities, so it can control electronics that are behind closed cabinet doors, making it the perfect remote a home theater. It also has live customer support, if you ever have questions or need assistance. This remote is rechargeable and comes with a recharging station, as well as a USB cord to plug into your computer. It like no other remote on the market. $349.99

All of these remotes can be purchased online and in-store.