Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub – your phone will replace all your remote controls
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub is a new “appcessory” which allows iPhone and Android users to ditch the range of remotes they’re currently surrounded by in favour of using their phone instead.
Previously offered as part of the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control products, Logitech has now decided to create a standalone product for customers who want to control their digital experience with just a smartphone.
All you’ll need to do is install a small box and download the Harmony Smartphone App to your phone. Yep, no more fighting over the remote, just which channel to watch – installing it on multiple phones means you all have equality of control. That has to be a beautiful thing, right?
Once the app has been installed you can use your smartphone to control up to eight home theater devices, and swipe or tap your thumb across its screen to adjust the volume, change the channel, fast-forward or rewind, pause, play, and skip forward or back.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub is also compatible with Logitech’s Harmony Touch, turning its RF signals into IR and Bluetooth commands, allowing you to control video services such as Netflix on game consoles, including the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U.
“As you may know, the Harmony Hub is included with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control, our two newest universal remotes. However, with the standalone Harmony Ultimate Hub, everyone in the house will be able to download the free Harmony Smartphone App, and turn their smartphone into a personal universal remote. You’ll be able to customize activities and choose your own set of favorite channels icons for your very own experience.”
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub will be launching in the US and Europe during August 2013, and will be priced at $99.99.