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Hands on: Holdan URC 1600 review

Functional unit, controls up to 16 devices but a bit ungainly... Tested at £80.00

What is a hands on review?

Early Verdict

Big, ugly and ungainly - not what you want from a universal remote.

But with the ability to control 16 devices, plus a large touchscreen display and rubberised hard-wired controls, it has its uses

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What is a hands on review?

'Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. It may be just a few moments, or a few hours. The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense of what it's like to use, even if it's only an embryonic view.