Amazon has the Harmony 880 on sale for $155.49 plus a $30 rebate good through 1/29. The 880 retails for $250. Instead of macros, Harmony remotes group related functions into activities. For example: Hit ‘Play DVD’ and Harmony will turn on the TV, set it to the proper input, and power up the DVD player. The 880 has a color screen and internal rechargeable battery with docking cradle. As with all Harmony remotes, the 880 has access to a huge database of devices — before we moved, we had 6xx models controlling our Lutron lights and projector, in addition to the standard stuff. I currently use the 880 in the den to operate my TiVo Series3 and Xbox 360. Download network icons at Squareworld to setup soft keys for your favorite channels.
The Mio DigiWalker C310x GPS is on sale at Staples for a low $199 with no rebate paperwork to mess with. It’s not a Garmin Nuvi and it doesn’t offer text-to-voice, but where else you going to find a color, touch-screen, SiRF Star III GPS this cheap? Heck, it even plays MP3s (though no one … Read more