Caavo review: Visionary universal remote falls short of HDR reality


The Good The Caavo is a unique universal remote control and HDMI switching system that integrates all of the gear in your home theater. It supports voice commands both by talking into the remote and using Alexa. Its onscreen overlay allows you to access devices, apps and TV show and movie watchlists to easily get to what you want, regardless of where it is.

The Bad The Caavo"s lack of support for HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos is unforgivable for a product this expensive. The remote isn"t backlit. It can"t perform advanced commands for smart TVs or audio gear, and customization isn"t as deep as Harmony products.

The Bottom Line The Caavo does a great job simplifying the complexity of home theater, but this pricey system is fatally flawed by lack of HDR support.

7.0 Overall
  • Design 10
  • Ecosystem 8
  • Features 7
  • Performance 8
  • Value 5