Logitech Harmony One: the ultimate universal remote

[CES 2008] Today, Logitech is launching its ultimate universal remote, saying that it tooks 2 years of research and over 1000 participants in focus groups. The key feature of this elegant remote is the online database of 225,000 devices from more than 5000 manufacturers that is constantly updated: no more painful configuration is needed.

The ergonomics are quite good, the different categories of buttons have different shapes and are arranged in logical zones, offering the user tactile cues to recognize them in the dark. Replacing up to 15 remotes, the Harmony One has a touch screen that gives an easy access to digital activities in one click: “Watch TV” or “Watch DVD”. This gadget has a cool design, consistent with the entire Logitech product line: elegant glossy black surface with orange backlit buttons. Available January 2008, MRSP: $249.99

Features (from the press release)

  • Full-color touch screen
  • Sculpted, backlighted buttons
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Replaces up to 15 remotes
  • Online database of more than 225,000 devices from more than 5,000 manufacturers
  • Smart State Technology allows the remote to track the power state and input setting of the various components it controls. With this technology, Harmony remote users can effortlessly switch between watching home theater and listening to music by selecting a single activity button.

System Requirements

  • Windows-based PC
  • Windows® 2000, Windows®

    XP or Windows Vista®

  • USB port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet access

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