Get a Logitech Harmony Universal Remote for Xbox 360 for $49.99

Selling for at least $80 elsewhere, the Harmony remote includes special buttons for controlling the Xbox 360 and its media features.

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If you decided to take advantage of Tuesday's mention of an Xbox 360 deal and plan to utilize the console's media-center features, you'll want a good remote to go with it. Look no further than the Logitech Harmony Advanced Universal Remote for Xbox 360, which eCost has on sale for $49.99 (plus shipping).

In case you're not familiar with the Harmony line of remotes, their claim to fame is browser-based programming, which makes for relatively easy setup of devices, activities, and so on. Plus, they have built-in onscreen help, which is great for visiting babysitters, grandparents, etc.

I've used several Harmony remotes over the years, and while they're not perfect, they're definitely the best of their breed.

This particular Harmony was designed with the Xbox 360 in mind, right down to the four controller-colored X, Y, A, and B buttons. You can use it to operate not only the 360's media-center functions, but also your entire home theater. CNET's review of the Harmony 360 has more details.

These are new remotes, not refurbs, and you don't have to deal with any rebates. Definitely worth a look if you're an Xbox 360 owner.