Introduction and Packaging

Logitech aims to solve our remote control infestation with the sleek Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote. We dig into this device and find that there’s a lot of potential, even outside of your traditional livingroom!

Not long ago, Dell Canada had a great deal on the Logitech Harmony 880 remote control. I’ve heard so much about it and they always seem to sell out whenever a good deal comes along. So when there was a good discount, I did not hesitate to buy one. But honestly I wasn’t sure how well it was going to work in my own environment. I had a vague idea about how the Harmony remote functioned, but its claims to control all my devices made me skeptical.

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The short of it is that the Harmony 880 remote does exactly what Logitech states: it simplifies all your remote devices into one controller. It’s great when it works right the first time you set it up, but when things don’t work exactly the way you want, frustration can quickly set in. Luckily Logitech has spent some time  Let’s get on to the review.

The Package

The Logitech Harmony 880 remote control in a cardboard box and a clear clamshell inside holding the remote and contents snuggly. The clamshell isn’t a splinter pack, so it’s easy to open without needing to demolish the packaging with a pair scissors or chainsaw.

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Inside the box are:

  • Harmony 880 remote
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Charging cradle
  • USB cable (mini USB to full USB cable to connect the remote to your computer for configuration)
  • Software CD
  • Brief instructions

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