|The onslaught of 360 accesories begins
||[Nov. 14th, 2005|03:25 pm]
Gadgets for Geeks to Drool Over
So perhaps its just because of my impending "major award" that I am noticing these things. Or perhaps its because the XBox 360 is the Christmas gift this year.|
The parade of XBox compatible accessories has begun, and one in particular has already caught my eye as a must have.
Logitech´s New Harmony Remote Delivers Advanced Control for Microsoft´s Xbox 360
I have been looking at the Harmony series of universal remotes for a while. The ability to download info off the net, and upload it to a remote is great. As Home theater components change, this means your remote can stay the same, just download the latest configurations to your Harmony remote and off you go.
Now Logitech is putting out one that is preprogrammed to work with the xBox 360. Since the 360 can stream music, videos and pictures from other networked Microsoft Windows XP computers, not only will it be a great console game system. it will be the center of your entertainment system as well. One remote that can control the 360, and your tv, your amp, your dvd player, your vcr, your cd carousel, and whatever else you have hanging out in there.
Now unfortunately, all this convenience doesn't come cheap. $100 (including a $30 rebate) makes for a pricey universal remote. But considering you get every feature on your OEM remote, can control every device you have, and will make it simple for your wife, mother in law, or two year old, to just watch tv. Its a bargain.
This just made my Christmas list.