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SofaBaton X1 Universal Remote Control with Hub - All in One Smart Remote Control with Customize Activities for Bluetooth IR 2.4G Devices Compatible with Alexa

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You have to now switch to a different Activity, at which point, the X1 will send appropriate commands for you AVR, being “aware” that it is actually Off when it should have been On. The implementation of this achievement should be attributed to the rigid selection of material, elaborate packaging during transportation and the peculiar design of our engineering team.

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This means you will most likely need a hub or blaster pointing at your TV in addition to any cabinet setup. App control sucks as above my URC 850 does the above things app doesn't and have to flip between apps. In the initial review you said the Logitech required 2 IR blasters while the Sofabaton required none.I know you used to be a massive advocate for the Harmony which was far more expensive, so what’s changed? I got a new Apple TV 4K (review on the way) and setup took less than a minute and there was were no quirks like before. I find this troublesome because it assumes that everyone will intuitively know where to put the hub to reach your IR devices or where to place blasters.

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With my Harmony, I could never turn on the TV, so that tells me that at least in the IR department, the Sofabaton has the advantage. In consideration of the functionality of our products, the new remote control X1 is equipped with 2-inch display with wireless Hub which support to customize any activity,which make your home entertainment life to be simple. When Logitech stopped making the Harmony remote controls in 2021, there were few options to take their place. The hub randomly locks up requiring power cycling by unplugging it frequently for many people on the forums (leading to “Lost hub” messages on the remote).

So I will be honest, I was not expecting a lot from a Kickstarter, but I was pretty impressed with the exterior and interior packaging.

SofaBaton X1 Universal Remote with Hub and App, All in One

But if you set it up for someone, and then teach them about Activities, the Off button, and the Screen Back button, it’s impressive for a 1st gen. So if this new Activity requires the AVR to be On, it will send the Power On command, because now it’s “aware” that the AVR was Off. My interaction with Sofabaton support regarding this issue didn’t yield a response this veteran IT guy could understand.All of the customization of buttons and choosing which commands show up on the screen is really only in Activities, anyway. In 2019, the Sofabaton team developed Sofabaton U1 universal remote control, which is targeted at single-device switching control. So it’s been a whole month since I posted my review, and I have been using the Sofabaton X1 exclusively as my daily remote.

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Well, sadly, they still do not have full functionality between the Google Home and the Sofabaton X1. After what seemed like an eternity, I finally was able to get my hands on my new Sofabaton X1, set it up and give it a real test to see how it fared against my beloved Harmony Ultimate.

Some of the iOS software is nuanced, and you have to carefully look at what at first looks like a simple statement is actually an option that can be selected. One press of an activity button on my Harmony remote, for example, turns off my OLED, turns on the projector, lowers my motorised screen, powers on the AVR and sets it to the correct source, plus opens the Nvidia shield with a macro straight into Kodi. All that said, I still probably won’t hook up the IR blasters as the curtains are closed most of the time. To set up the Sofabaton X1 Hub, you'll need to download the Sofabaton app and connect the hub to WiFi.

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