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Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub, turns smartphones into remotes

updated 07:06 am EDT, Thu June 20, 2013

Logitech releases Harmony Ultimate Hub as an appcessory

Logitech has taken the wraps of its new Harmony Ultimate Hub, dropping the remote control, a smartphone into a full universal remote control. According to the company, the device works by turning Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from a smartphone into commands that control a wide range of home entertainment devices. It is the same Hub that is included with Logitech's Harmony Ultimate bundle that also works with smartphones, but which also comes with a Logitech Smart Control at additional cost.

Without the cost of the additional remote, both Android and iPhone users can get started with the Harmony Ultimate Hub by downloading the free Harmony Smartphone App from their respective app stores. The app allows users to customize activities and even choose custom icons for favorite channels. Using only their smartphone, users can control up to eight devices including Netflix on game consoles even through closed cabinets and walls.

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub will be sold as a standalone solution for smartphones from August for $100.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Joined: 04-05-11

    This is a very good idea, but a kludge compared to having the IR transmitter built in. The idea red pet built into most older phones (the good old newton messagepad washad one) very practical, not just for controlling TVs or home stereo systems, but could transmit a business card in a pinch without the need to pair devices just by pointing them at each other.

    IR seems to be making a comeback, hope this time consumers realize it's full potential.

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