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Logitech Announces Newest Harmony Remote

Although I’ve tried and / or reviewed universal remote controls in the past, I have yet to actually adopt one for my own home theater setup. I think the time has come though and the new Harmony Touch remote from  Logitech might be the one to do it for me. The Harmony Touch features a 2.4 inch color touch screen that you can tap and swipe to control up to 50 favorite channel icons.

This remote is compatible with more than 225,000 audio video devices and more than 5,000 brands. The nice thing is that you can program it online via your PC or Mac. The remote also comes with a charging dock, so you won’t have to worry about batteries.

The Logitech Harmony Touch remote is priced at $249.99 and is available now. Full press release after the jump.

New Logitech Harmony Touch Gives You Unprecedented Control of Your Home Entertainment

Advanced Logitech Universal Remote Lets You Swipe, Scroll and Tap Using a Color Touch-Screen and 50 Customizable Icons

NEWARK, Calif. — Oct. 3, 2012 Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the next generation of its award-winning line of Harmony® remotes, the Logitech Harmony® Touch. This premium advanced universal remote gives you customization with an intuitive color touch-screen for unprecedented control of your home-entertainment system.

Designed to make finding your preferred entertainment as easy as possible, the Logitech Harmony Touch lets you add, remove and re-order up to 50 favorite channel icons from your respective cable or satellite provider right on its vibrant 2.4-inch color touch-screen. After simple online setup, you and your family can access all your favorite channels with a simple tap, swipe or scroll, removing the hassle of memorizing channel numbers and scrolling through lengthy on-screen guides. You can personalize the experience to quickly and easily find all of your favorite entertainment – from TV and movies to games and music – with one touch.

“The Logitech Harmony Touch represents the next evolution for the universal remote,” said Joerg Tewes, vice president of Logitech’s digital home business group. “Today, people prize convenience and want home-entertainment systems that are impressive and easy to use. With this in mind, Logitech designed a remote that makes it simple for people to customize their experience, and feel in control of their systems like never before.”

This remote’s ergonomically sculpted shape and streamlined button layout present a sleek, minimalist design that enhances the look of your living room. Plus, its low-profile keys are backlit so you can easily navigate your favorite entertainment, even in the dark.

The Logitech Harmony Touch is compatible with more than 225,000 home-entertainment devices and more than 5,000 brands, and it can control as many as 15 devices. And its included charging station keeps your remote powered and within reach so it’s ready to go, no matter the activity.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Harmony Touch is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $249.99. For more information please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.

About Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).

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  • Ian Lim October 8, 2012, 7:15 pm

    I’ve had a basic Harmony 525 for years and it’s fantastic. Bit finicky to setup (all those years ago), but makes it so easy to “Watch DVD” (umm actually I can’t remember the last time we watched a DVD :) ) , “Play Wii”, “Watch HD TV”, “Watch WD Box”.

    It does go out of sync sometimes but easily fixed by turning everything off and resetting the remote.

  • Sandee Cohen October 11, 2012, 8:10 am

    I had a Harmony remote several years back, but when one button lost it’s function and I was unable to contact Logitech for any sort of tech support, I gave up. It was too expensive a product to lose if one button broke.

    But the touch pad could avoid that sort of problem.

  • Dave Simmonds October 11, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Got an email from Logitech Harmony about the new TOUCH remote. Clicked on a link and filled out the info. Says I’m 1 of 150 to recieve a free Harmony Touch. All I have to do is review it.
    Now I’m wondering if I got scammed. No confirmation followup and Logitech suport doesn’t know anything anbout it. I have about six logitech products and all work well. If this is a scam, then I’ve already bought my last one.

  • Corinne October 23, 2012, 12:48 am

    It’s amazing to me that a remote costs that much. Just wow.

  • Simon October 26, 2012, 10:48 pm

    Harmony remotes are incredibly frustrating. Pay hundreds of dollars for a universal remote and find that there is absolutely no option to turn devices off in the order which you want. As a result it is useless to me. It’s an incredibly bad oversight on their part – doesn’t matter which remote you buy – they all have the same problem.

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