It’s true there’s no shortage of candidates in the world of universal remotes. Logitech is coming off the bench again to put some numbers on the board with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate. With the company doing away with it’s Harmony-branded remote division at the end of the year, The Ultimate may prove to deliver a final once-and-for-all knockout punch to universal remotes everywhere. This little powerhouse comes to the table with more than a few pleasant surprises:
-2.4″ color screen that utilizes tap and swipe functions
-control for up to 15 devices
-compatibility with over 225,000 other home theater devices
-the ability to control Philips Hue lights right from the unit
-game console control using the remote’s Bluetooth access*
*Let’s take a closer look at that last awesome bit of spec detail:
The Bluetooth feature is important for PS3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U users who desire the ability to turn on their consoles in coordination with the rest of the equipment in their system. Navigating Netflix is also considerably easier now. The Ultimate will also work with the upcoming Sony PS4 and ‘Xbox 720’ from Microsoft, once those two gaming systems are out and the codes have been shared.
– from DigitalTrends.com
Setup is made easy with a quick visit to the company’s website where you’ll be guided every step of the way. And if you find The Ultimate’s screen to be a bit small for you, a speedy download of the Harmony app (available for both Android and Apple) will have your smartphone or tablet calling the shots. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate is available for preorder now at a retail price of $349.