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Logitech has officially taken the wraps off its latest universal media remote, the Harmony Touch. As the name implies, the controller supports touch courtesy of a center-mounted 2.4-inch color display that responds to tapping, swiping or scrolling. Users can store their top 50 channels in on-board memory for quick touch access, a feature that Logitech says will eliminate having to remember channel numbers and scrolling through lengthy programming guides.
The backlit remote is compatible with more than 225,000 devices from 5,000 brands which should guarantee compatibility with almost any home media component. A single controller can be used to control up to 15 different devices. Macro support means users will be able to perform a series of tasks - like turning on your television, cable box and audio system – with only one button push.
If you happen to be an existing Harmony user, Logitech makes it easy for you to transfer your settings to the Harmony Touch via the online MyHarmony configuration tool. New users are also invited to use the service to program the device and create macros, a solution that’s easier done with a keyboard and mouse. Logitech includes a docking / recharging station for the integrated rechargeable battery as part of the retail bundle.
The company expects to ship the Harmony Touch later this month in Europe and the US with an MSRP of $249.99.
Do you use an all-in-one remote to control your home theater system or do you juggle multiple devices to accomplish the same task? Do you already have a Logitech Harmony remote? If so you might want check out the TechSpot drivers section for its latest drivers.
The Logitech Harmony 600 keeps things fairly simple with a backlit monochrome display, it supports more than 250,000 home entertainment devices from over 5,000 brands. Like all Harmony remotes, though, this model is programmable via a Mac or Windows PC and use activity-based commands to control your home audio and video systems.
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