Logitech Harmony Hub Makes Your Smartphone A Remote For $100
Using only your smartphone, you can control up to eight home theater devices, and swipe or tap your thumb across its screen to adjust the volume, change the channel, fast-forward or rewind, pause, play, and skip forward or back. It lets you control video service like Netflix on game consoles, including the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3, directly from your smartphone. Plus it even works through closed cabinets and walls, so you don’t have to worry about pointing to the devices.
The Harmony Ultimate Hub is also compatible with Harmony Touch, turning its RF signals into IR and Bluetooth commands. This means, with the addition of the hub you can also access devices inside closed cabinets and control Bluetooth game consoles, in addition to turning your smartphone into a universal remote.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in August 2013, for a suggested retail price of $99.99.