Logitech Delivers New Harmony Remotes

Recently, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the expansion of their Harmony lineup with new products that bring the company’s expertise and leadership in entertainment control to the smart home. These new products give you easy access to and control over your favourite entertainment and home automation devices — even if they are behind closed doors in your entertainment centre — all from one easy, familiar system.

“Harmony is the accepted leader in home entertainment control, and now we’ve expanded that same experience throughout the smart home,” said Damian Lepore, MD of Logitech Australia. “As more connected devices make their way into consumer homes, the need for a centralised way to control them – and make them work in concert – becomes exponentially greater. Our new lineup does just that.”
With just a few easy steps your remote, tablet or smartphone can now control your TV, set-top box, speakers, lighting, thermostat, door locks, window shades and other popular devices. Plus, with Harmony Activities, you can easily create one-touch control of multiple products, letting you power on your TV, dim your lights, adjust the temperature and open your window shades—all at the same time. You can start or end an Activity with either a touch of your remote or mobile app, according to customisable schedules, or in response to sensors. And if you’re away from home, you can check the status and adjust devices from the Harmony mobile app.
Highlights of the new lineup include:

Logitech Harmony® Companion
By combining a simple remote control with the Harmony Hub, Logitech Harmony Companion provides convenient control for connected lights, locks, blinds, thermostats, sensors, home entertainment devices, and more.  This gives you the freedom to control devices via the mobile app either around the house or when you’re away, and the convenience of a dedicated remote control that stays in easy reach for use by family, friends, and guests.
Logitech Harmony® Elite
Logitech Harmony Elite delivers the same great feature set as the Harmony 950, paired with the power of the Harmony Hub. Whether using the mobile app or advanced touchscreen remote, Harmony Elite offers seamless control of your entertainment—and your connected home. With the Harmony Elite, you can replace remotes for up to 15 entertainment devices, and combine that with control popular smart home products including lights, locks, and thermostats, either directly with one touch, on customisable schedules, or even when away from home.
Device Compatibility and Availability
LIFX, Insteon, QIVICON, August, Honeywell, Kwikset™, Lutron®, the Nest Learning Thermostat, Philips hue, Schlage®, SmartThings, Sylvania®, and Yale®  are among the brands and platforms joining the Harmony library of more than 270,000 compatible devices. For the most up-to-date list of compatible devices, please visit myharmony.com/compatibility. The new Logitech Harmony lineup is expected to be available in Australia in February 2016. For more information on the Harmony remote control lineup, please visit


by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme