Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub Turns Android and iPhone Devices into Killer Universal Remotes

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darkjedi35

Went to the website from posted link and product will be out in August.

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Pyrophorics05

I don't get the appeal. Using a remote with physical buttons seems much more intuitive. Maybe this is because I have a lot of devices, but looking down at my touch screen every time would be a pain. This is the reason I have not opted to upgrade to the Harmony Touch from the Harmony One.

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Gauntylgrym

Since my Galaxy Note 2 does NOT have an IR blaster, and I've got 3 other remotes that I have to use on a regular basis, this device looks to be a fantastic one-stop solution. It would be nice if it didn't cost a hundred dollars for such a relatively simple device, but high-end all-in-one remotes can be 3-4 times more expensive, so there's that.

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MaximumMike

Sweet! But if my phone already has IR... can't I just do this with my phone, save the c-note, and bypass the need for the Harmony Ultimate Hub?

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Gauntylgrym

I think that's why "teach your OLD smartphone new tricks".
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That being said, my rather NOT old Galaxy Note 2 does not have an IR blaster, so this would be perfect for me.

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ApathyCurve

It appears to have RF capabilities. Lack thereof was the downfall of the first Harmony, if I remember correctly.

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dgrmouse

Maybe, but they've been making RF Harmony remotes for almost a decade.

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ApathyCurve

Um, wrong. Are you ever right? About anything?

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jbitzer

Um, who's wrong there, guy?

http://www.audioholics.com/news/trade-show-coverage/2005-cedia-expo/logitech-harmony-890-pro-and-895-remotes

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limitbreaker

Just what I've been waiting for
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