Regular Cheapskate readers know of my fondness for Logitech's Harmony series of universal remotes. One of the better models, the 700, has a list price of $119.99. Ouch.
For a limited time, Logitech has the refurbished Harmony 700 universal remote for $59.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code logi_h700_61212 at checkout.
What's so great about the Harmony series? Thanks to Logitech's wizard-driven software, they're significantly easier to program than most universal remotes. Just choose your gear from a mammoth database and presto: you're good to go. They're also blissfully user-friendly, with guided onscreen help in case one component didn't turn on or switch modes or something.
The Harmony 700 features a color LCD, a rechargeable battery (though not a charging dock), and support for up to six devices.
And CNET editor John P. Falcone gave it four stars out of five in hisYou can see his First Look video below.
Because this is a refurb, the warranty expires after 90 days. For what it's worth, I've had the same Harmony One for nearly four years, and it's humming along just fine. If you're still juggling multiple remotes, I think you'll find this is $60 very well spent.
Bonus deal: Today only, AmazonLocal is offering a free voucher for $4 of any MP3 album priced $7.99 or higher. You can also get $2 in free MP3s when you use coupon code MP3S4ALL. Unfortunately, the two offers can't be combined.
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