Best Universal Remote

Smartphones and tablets can control anything and everything these days, which is pretty awesome.

The Internet of Things craze means most items in your home can be connected to the internet, and practically anything that can be connected to the internet can be controlled by iOS or Android.

You have to find the right app, wait for it to open, and then you re using up battery life unnecessarily.

Maybe you should snag the Logitech Harmony Home Companion / Home Control instead.

It can control up to eight devices in your home, and it s on sale on Amazon fro just $129.99 through Saturday, May 28.

From the product page:

Use your Smartphone with available app or included Harmony Remote for one-touch control of your entertainment system and home automation devices such as Philips Hue lights or Nest Learning Thermostat

Companion remote includes full featured home entertainment controls including dedicated home automation controls

Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices hidden behind cabinet doors or walls, including game consoles such as PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360

Simple setup on computer or the available smartphone app – works with over 270,000 devices, including your TV, satellite or cable box, blu-ray player, Apple TV, Roku, Sonos, game consoles, Philips Hue lights, and more

Logitech Harmony Home Companion / Home Control: $129.99 with free Prime shipping

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