Cool, that’s a good price!
I also wanted to mention for people looking into these solutions because someone they know has limited hand function, that my occupational therapist had previously recommended the harmony home because it’s a very lightweight remote and it has a textured back unlike the slick back of most universal remotes. She said if you’re the kind of person like me who will drop something in the attempt to pick it up, that the textured back makes a big difference. And I have found that to be true.
Also, someone with limited hand function may prefer, as I do, to do anything requiring a screen with an actual tablet. That’s because I have some accessibility options on the tablet that I don’t have on the handheld remote. So I got the version of the remote that doesn’t have the screen (you can see the picture in my previous post). Then if I need it, I use the harmony app on the iPad that is mounted on my wheelchair.
I just mention all this for anyone finding this topic because they’re trying to solve the problem for a friend or family member. Sometimes these little details aren’t obvious to the person who doesn’t have the challenges.
So my previous “basket of remotes” had one remote for the television, one remote for the cable set-top box, one remote for the Roku, one remote for the DVD player. And some of them, like the Roku remote, were very difficult for me to use. And I dropped the cable remote all the time, which is why we hadn’t transferred the television functions to that.
Now I have the echo sitting over on a shelf across the room for voice control, the harmony home universal remote (Which everybody uses), and the Xfinity voice remote, which I only use if I want to do a voice search for a particular movie title. I also have the harmony app as one of the apps on my iPad, but I hardly ever use it unless I’m actually changing the harmony set up.
So I went from four remotes which I used every day (all of which were very difficult to use, and all of which I dropped frequently) to one universal remote and one microphone remote which I use maybe once a week when I want to search by title.
Big improvement! But the voice is the best part.