Logitech unveils Harmony Touch universal remote, priced at $249

By on October 3, 2012, 10:00 AM

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.




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trparky said:

I have a Logitech Harmony One remote. Have had it for years, great replacement for all of the remotes I used to have to use to turn my entertainment system on. I don't see the need to upgrade when the Logitech remote I have now still works.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

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?

Nope. I have shelf-full of remotes dusting up. And for that reason often prefer exercising my hand fingers to activate various contraptions around my place.

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Jesse Jesse said:

Nope. I have shelf-full of remotes dusting up. And for that reason often prefer exercising my hand fingers to activate various contraptions around my place.

Haha... Hand Fingers!

Anyone know if this can be used with a home theater PC to control applications like Plex?

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Jesse Jesse said:

Sorry for the double post, I should rephrase... Anyone have experience with using Harmony remotes with a home theater PC and applications like Plex? I know it can be done, but I'm curious to hear about how well it works from people who have experience.

nismo91 said:

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?

I do have a multi-device philips universal remote and MCE remote for Windows but I hardly use either of them, maybe because I rely on keyboard and mouse mostly. and I still have tiny griffin airclick usb for quick pause or volume adjustment. the universal remote ended up being a backup remote in case the original fails.

NeoFlux said:

Have Logitech Harmony 525 (about five years already if not more) and when that one dies I will definitely replace with something newer from them.

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

I swear by my Harmony One remote, once it's setup it's a wonder, however the software side (when setting it up via PC/Mac) could be improved immensely. The OS X software in particular is crap.

Lionvibez said:

Been using a Harmony One for a few years now great remote.

Setup with all my devices and HTPC with XBMC.

killeriii said:

Had my Harmony for a few years now. Great remote for everything.

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