Logitech has announced additions to its universal remote control lineup with their new Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control. These new remotes feature Logitech’s Harmony Hub and Harmony Smartphone App that allow closed-cabinet one-touch access to game consoles from a universal remote or smartphone. The Harmony Hub allows the Philips Hue lights to be set to a desired brightness and colour, with a tap of the Logitech Harmony Ultimate.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control include the Harmony Hub, which uses Bluetooth wireless technology to power on game consoles such as the Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U. The Harmony Hub also controls infrared devices inside closed entertainment cabinets without pointing at them. Both products come with the Harmony Smartphone App that conversts a smartphone into a universal remote.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate is a fully featured remote with a 2.4-inch color touch-screen that can control up to 15 devices. It introduces the ability to program Philips Hue lighting systems with entertainment activities allowing you to adjust the room’s lighting. Other exclusive features include vibration feedback so you know it received your touch-screen commands, tilt sensors and buttons programmable for both short and long presses, doubling the available functions.
The Logitech Harmony Smart Control and Harmony Smartphone App turn your iOS or Android phone into a universal remote, giving you personalized control of up to eight devices from anywhere in the house using the smartphone you already own. Plus, it includes a simple remote control for when your smartphone isn’t handy.
These new products join the Logitech Harmony Touch to complete the Logitech Harmony remote lineup. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate is expected to be available in April 2013 with a MSRP of $349.99 U.S. The Logitech Harmony Smart Control is expected to be available May 2013 at a MSRP of $129.99 U.S. For more information, visit www.logitech.com.