Hand heaven: The ergonomically designed remote

Unforgettable control

Imagine a remote that doesn’t just control virtually all your favorite entertainment devices—it makes you forget about controlling them. It’s comfortable. It’s easy to use. You can find all the buttons without taking your eyes off the TV. It’s pretty much effortless.

That’s exactly what Logitech imagined when we created the Harmony One remote.

Our goal was to create a comfortable remote so easy to use that—after the initial guided setup—you, your kids, and even your babysitter could use it without instructions.

Easy to hold, easy to use

We started by designing a stable and balanced remote that you could hold comfortably for hours. We made sure your thumbs would fall naturally on the most important part of the remote—the D-pad—and that you’d easily be able to move your hands up and down from there.

Then we moved on to making the remote so simple that anyone in your home can use it. We simplified the touch-screen menu systems and shifted more operations to the remote’s buttons. And we did a whole lot of research to create an intuitive layout you can use by touch alone.

Touch-screen simplicity

To get to the command you want faster, the touch-screen menu systems are organized into flat discs you can rotate either direction with touch-sensitive arrows. The arrows respond to tiny electrical charges on the skin of your fingertips rather than pressure—which means they’ll last much longer and are easier for people with big fingers to use.

Feeling your way

Buttons are grouped into well-defined zones of related functions with button sizes varying among groupings. The most used buttons are longer to give you a larger surface to strike.

So you can feel your way around, the buttons have varied shapes and surface textures. For example, the play area of the Play/Pause button is concave, while the pause area is convex.

Visual aids

Visual cues help you find buttons faster, too. Horizontal lines separate the button groupings. And some buttons (for functions that don’t have recognizable symbols) use high-contrast text labels. When you pick up your remote, a built-in sensor backlights the labels in bright white. So whether you’re looking at your remote or not, you’ll have an easier time using it.