I just downgraded remotes from the Logitech 1100 to the Logitech 650. I have to say I like this remote a little better. The reason why? Easier to handle and the 650 runs off of two AA batteries. I got sick of having to put the 1100 on a charger all the time and having to handle the remote with both hands. With the 650 I can easily pickup and switch channels in a couple seconds.
This is the Logitech 650
This is the Logitech 1100
I haven’t been able to test the battery life yet on the 650 remote. I’ve read online that some people get 2 weeks and some are getting a few months. Lets just hope it’s more on the months side. I don’t think a couple weeks is realistic for the battery life, otherwise the remote wouldn’t receive such good reviews on Amazon.
I use the Logitech 650 to control my 52″ Sharp Aquos TV, Roku XD box, XBOX 360 and my Motorola DTA100 cable box. If I wanted to, I could add up to one more device. The remote can handle up to 5 devices.
If you’re looking for just a simple remote to control your devices, I would go with the 650. The Logitech 1100 was a bit hard to handle with one hand. Also, with the Logitech 1100 being mostly touch screen, I felt I had to be more delicate with it. In the end, I sold my Logitech 1100 on Amazon for $244 and bought the Logitech 650 on eBay for $55!