Seems like a reasonable price, much better prices three months ago but I think the drop in the AUD has had an effect.
Original Coupon Deal
My TV is cheaper than this remote
I'm sorry but I don't think I could ever justify paying this for a remote
You don’t know what you are missing.
Looks like 293 dollars is missing.
Whats so special about this remote
we bought one of these earlier in the year and it's awesome.
you can use the app on a smartphone to start activities and control it all from there, but then pickup the remote and continue on that.
we've got ours hooked up to the google home so we can say "hey google, turn the tv on", hey google, change the tv to channel 70" etc.
i didn't think we'd make use of any of the above, we just wanted a remote you didn't have to point at all the gear. i just slowly kept finding features to make use of.
i can highly recommend this thing if you have a bunch of gear in your tv cabinet and love tinkering with tech
You can also hook up to Philips hue and you get the whole lighting automation.
forgot about that too! i dont have any philips hue, but we have some xiaomi smart bulbs that are controlled from the remote. when we turn off the living room lamp via the remote after 9.30p, it turns our nest heater off for the night.
its the little things :)
This is why you purchase it. I don’t even use the remote (I use a 650), but the automation that ties in with my google home is what makes it worth it. That black pod thing controls my tv, Foxtel, Vodafone tv, electric heater and aircon.
If you just want the infrared smart hub, you can buy just that device from Broadlink for about $35
why is this thing so expensive ?
I have one and only use the hub for home automation (homebridge + homekit for siri commands)
I gave up on the remote for the following reasons
Has to be charged every 3-4 days even with light to no usage. The remote is designed to always be sitting in the cradle so if you have no powerpoint near your main sitting area, like me, you will find this remote dead every time you need it.
Touch control not very responsive at times
Physical buttons have a noticeable delay as the command is sent to the target device via the hub
Does anyone know if this uses the same MyHarmony desktop software for programming and its limitations as the more basic remotes like the Harmony 650? I have a harmony 650 and I find the MyHarmony software a real pain for more complicated commands and device timing when turning on etc (which you can't control).
It uses the same software if you want to configure it from the desktop, and I too find the software to be pretty lousy.
You can also use the mobile app to configure the remote, I find that experience much better.
I clicked on this link yesterday and… somehow it signed me up for a new ebay account linked to Google using my Gmail address?
Just letting you know LMMV…
287.85 at jb Hi-Fi with newsletter code.
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