CM15 Pro has been reviewed

AutomatedHome today published a review by Stephen Shephard (home automation installation company owner) of newest version of X10 programmable PC interface CM15 Pro. It’s available in Europe at €98.00. Regarding opinion of Mr Stephen Shephard the CM15 Pro is good but it has some disadvantages which cannot mar its reputation, though.

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Logitech Harmony One Remote Control video revew

Logitech Harmony One Remote Control

Mavromatic made good video review of Logitech’s Harmony One Remote Control. The remote looks nice. It includes a 2.5” color touchscreen LCD and can be easily connected to PC for update its database of IR codes. The database is very huge and includes all known brands. The preferences of remote can be stored online using Logitech web service. So, you won’t loose them or will able to access them from any PC.

Now fly in the ointment. The combination of hard keys and touchscreen doesn’t look handy. It’s impossible to perform all operations using only one hand. Because the price is not cheap the Harmony One Remote Control seems an appropriate solution only if consumer has a few A/V or other IR controlled devices which are not connected to any home automation system. Otherwise it might be more efficient to use something like Nokia Internet Tablet with integrated smarthome interface.