Logitech Harmony Ultimate
Despite its high price and a handful of drawbacks, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is an impressive, feature-rich universal remote that's well worth the investment, particularly if you have a lot of components in your system.
Logitech Harmony Smart Control
The Logitech Harmony Smart Control combines RF functionality and smartphone control in an affordable universal-remote package, but the complexity of the initial setup will burden some buyers.
Logitech Harmony Touch
The Harmony Touch can't justify the high price of its touch screen compared with traditional multibutton universal remotes.
Winegard FlatWave FL-5000 Antenna
The Winegard FlatWave FL-5000 is a paper-thin indoor TV antenna that performs nearly as well as bulkier, more traditional TV antennas and comes with a longer (albeit uglier) cable than the Mohu Leaf.
Xpand X104 YOUniversal 3D glasses ( large, blue/black)
For the narrow niche of users who need active 3D glasses that work with most 3D TVs regardless of brand, the Xpand YOUniversals are great. For everyone else, they're overkill.
The Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU are universal glasses compatible with the Full HD 3D and offer decent build quality and appreciably better picture quality than cheap glasses.
Samsung SSG-4100GB ( 2012 model)
The Samsung SSG-4100GB universal glasses are cheap and fine for casual use, but an uncomfortable fit and too-open design means 3D enthusiasts will want other primary glasses.
Peel Universal Controller
The Peel is an affordable iPhone/iPod universal remote that helps you filter your TV viewing options, but its current shortcomings--inability to bookmark future shows for recording and the dearth of a native iPad app--make the $99 hardware component tough to recommend.
Jabra Speak 410
The Jabra Speak 410 is for those who want a portable speakerphone for VoIP calls and the occasional music playback, but we do wish it had more features considering its price.
TiVo Slide Remote
The TiVo Slide is a must-have remote for owners of compatible TiVo DVRs.
Belkin AV360 Mini-DisplayPort converter for 27-inch iMac
Belkin's AV360 iMac adapter edges out the competition by making it easier to connect HDMI-based video components to your iMac's Mini DisplayPort. We'd prefer that Apple had gone with HDMI in the iMac to begin with, but until it makes that switch, this is the adapter we'd pick.
Own a 27-inch iMac? Dying to connect a game console, Blu-ray player, or other HDMI-equipped device? Cursing Apple for using Mini DisplayPort instead of HDMI for video input? The situation might be frustrating, but that doesn't make the Kanex XD adapter less effective. We recommend it to those looking to bridge the gap between the living room and their large iMac.
Logitech Harmony 650
The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100.
Logitech Harmony 600
If you can't spend $100 or more on a universal remote, the Logitech Harmony 600 is a great choice.
Nyko SpeakerCom 360 ( Black)
The Nyko SpeakerCom 360 is a great idea on paper, but is seriously flawed in its actual performance.
Logitech Harmony 300i
If you're looking for a cheap and easy universal remote--and you can live with its streamlined feature set--the Logitech Harmony 300 is a great choice.
The GlideTV Navigator strikes a decent balance between ease of use and living room acceptability, but Logitech's diNovo Mini is a better tool for controlling a PC via your HDTV. The Navigator's saving graces are its built-in Mac support and, for those who dislike the Logitech BlackBerry-style keys, a software keyboard. If neither of those features appeals to you, the Logitech device is a better product for couch-based computing.
Logitech Harmony 700
The Logitech Harmony 700 delivers the bulk of the Harmony One's excellent feature set and ergonomics at a lower price point.
Logitech Harmony 900
The Logitech Harmony 900 is an impressive universal remote but it loses some of its luster with the release of the Harmony Ultimate, which replaces it in the Harmony line.
Philips Prestigo SRU8015
The Philips Prestigo SRU8015 universal remote offers relatively easy setup and good control flexibility, but it's sabotaged by a poorly implemented scroll-wheel control.
Logitech Harmony 1100
The Logitech Harmony 1100 is an excellent touch-screen universal remote that corrects most of the shortcomings and frustrations of its predecessor, but its high price will relegate it to high-end home theaters only.
The Scosche showTIME is an inexpensive way to get your iPod's or iPhone's videos to your TV, but the results aren't pretty on high definition sets.
Logitech Harmony 510
The Logitech Harmony 510 is a good PC-programmable universal remote, but you should opt for one of the two nearly identical Harmony models instead.
URC Digital R50
The URC Digital R50's successful combination of good ergonomics, solid design, and easy programmability makes it a good alternative to Logitech Harmony universal remotes.
Xbox 360 HDMI Conversion Kit
The Mad Catz Xbox 360 HDMI Conversion Kit delivers exactly what it promises--but you should only get it if you're looking to reduce cable clutter.
Acoustic Research ARRU449
The Acoustic Research Universal Smart Remote works well once you've managed to set it up, but it cannot replace the easy-to-use experience with that of a Harmony remote.
Logitech Harmony One Advanced
While it's missing an RF option, Logitech's Harmony One is one of the best--if not the best--universal remote we've ever tested.
Mad Catz USB Data/Charge Cable for PSP
A dirt cheap price tag and ultimate convenience makes the Mad Catz USB Data/Charge Cable a must-have PSP accessory.
Kensington USB Power Tips for Nintendo GameBoy and Sony PSP
Kensington's gamer-centric USB Power Tip kit is a great solution for juicing up a PSP or Game Boy--we just wish it included an adapter for the DS Lite as well.