Simple control for multiple devices
One For All has been making 'universal' remote controls for years, but recently it has released two high-end models, the Xsight Colour, which we looked at recently (click here to read our review), and the Xsight Touch.
The Touch has a touch-sensitive screen, similar to that on the excellent Logitech Harmony 1100. But while the Harmony costs nearly £300 (click here to read our review) the Touch costs a more reasonable £130.
It has lots of physical buttons but there's also a small touch-sensitive colour screen at the top of the device. This is content-sensitive, which is to say that what's on it changes depending on what you're doing. Setting it up required installing some software on our computer. Instead of supplying a CD the company requires users to download this from the internet, but it was no trouble.
You can then tell it what devices you have (TV, DVD player, hi-fi and more) and it will download the appropriate control codes to the Xsight Touch (which connects to the computer using the supplied USB cable (a mains charging station is also in the box).
It was very easy to use once we had set up the devices, and like the Harmony you can set up one-touch controls that will, for instance, switch on your TV, DVD player and amplifier.
The Xsight Touch is not as fluid or as good-looking as the Harmony 1100 but it’s significantly cheaper, making it very good value.
A very useful living-room controller, particularly if your room is already overflowing with remote controls
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