We are slowly making our way to peak laziness. Logitech gets us one step closer with their latest line of Harmony universal remotes. This system brings your entire house under your control. If you outfitted your home with smart things, that is. Think locks, lights, appliances, etc.
Logitech is taking a broad approach with their latest Harmony Living Home line. Support for smart locks, thermostats and lights expands to products from the following companies. August, Honeywell, Kwikset, Lutron, PEQ, Schlage, SmartThings, Sylvania, Yale and Zuli. That’s a lot more compared to previous remotes which supported Philips and Nest.
“Harmony led the path for simplifying home entertainment, and now we’ve taken that expertise to also simplify home automation,” said Chad Thompson, Senior Director of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management, in a statement.
As more companies bring smart products into the home, “there’s more of a need than ever before for a centralized way to simply control all of the home’s devices – the Harmony Living Home lineup does just that,” Thompson adds.
Logitech’s new Harmony line comes in several different packages. The Logitech Harmony Home Hub can be used in conjunction with one of the Harmony remotes or the Harmony app to control your various smart products. The Hub comes with the other two packages, the Ultimate Home and Home Control, or can be purchased for $99.99 by itself.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home pulls out all the stops. You need an ‘ultimate home’ to take advantage of this. A 2.4 inch-touch screen will give you command of your entire home. Add control to up to 15 home entertainment devices along with your automated home devices. Sounds handy for someone with a mansion and a theatre. The Ultimate Home setup will set you back $349.99.
Want to keep it simple with just a button-only remote? The Harmony Home Control is more up your alley. This package works alongside the Home Hub to give you a more old-school remote control over your home. The Harmony Home Control will retail for $149.99.
Smart homes are still a ways off from being a mainstay, but Logitech is positioning themselves to be ready when the time comes.
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