Over the last couple of years, consumers have developed a fondness for Harmony Web-programmable universal remotes. The brand was originally developed by Canada’s Intrigue Technologies, which was later purchased by accessories giant Logitech. The Harmony 880 is the first Harmony remote to be fully conceived by Logitech’s designers. It’s also the first Harmony to feature a color screen and a built-in rechargeable battery along with a docking station.
Harmony Remotes feature a dumbbell shape, usually measuring 8.1 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 1.3 inches deep and weighing about 5.8 ounces. In addition to the screen’s color capabilities, the LCD is large. The increased screen real estate offers room for a total of eight contextual icons, corresponding to adjacent hard buttons. The 128×160-pixel color display is pretty low resolution, but it’s a big improvement over the monochrome screens found on older models.