By Anthony Huang
on 9.29.09

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Clutter is something the editors here at Gear Patrol hate. While you might have an excuse for rocking an unkempt desk, your coffee table deserves order. If you’re still rocking a pile of remotes, having failed to buy a Logitech Harmony One remote, now is the time to check out the latest offering from the undisputed champs of the all-in-ones. We’re talking about Logitech’s new Harmony 900 Universal Remote.

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Looking to improve on their line of award winning predecessors, Logitech steps up their game with the Harmony 900. As with the One, the 900 packs a sharp, full-color touch screen, ergonomic design, sculpted backlit buttons, one-touch activity controls, computer programming, and compatibility with over 225,000 devices. What sets the 900 apart is the one thing the One was missing – RF compatibility. The Harmony 900 comes equipped with an RF extender and 2 “mini blasters” that run synchronously together to command equipment inside cabinets or gear over in the next room, making getting up completely unnecessary. If the Harmony 900 could fetch you a beer, it’d truly be man’s best friend.

Editor’s Note: One thing often left out about the Logitech Harmony series is the easy to use setup software that makes programming these advanced control beasts a snap. Though competing products may offer similar functionality in attractive packages, getting most of these to work often requires professional installation or a whole herd of nerds. Even if you aren’t the most tech savvy of users, you’ll find integrating this ultimate accessory into your system is a simple affair. In other words, it doesn’t get any better than this. For a full spec overview and rigorous testing, also check out CNET’s editors choice review.

Cost: $355