When it comes to universal remotes, everyone knows that Logitech Harmony is the best in the business. The company makes a wide range of universal controllers that span a wide range of price points and feature sets. What you might not know, however, is that Logitech Harmony also makes the perfect device for anyone who doesn’t necessarily want a new universal remote. The Harmony Hub is a simple device can be placed anywhere that has a line of sight to your TV and/or home theater gear. It connects to any iPhone, iPad, or Android device and, coupled with the Harmony app, instantly transforms your phone or tablet into a universal remote. The hub alone typically costs about $90, but you can get one bundled with a Logitech Harmony remote on Amazon right now for just $79.
Here’s what you need to know from the product page:
- Use your smartphone (available Harmony Smartphone app) or the included Harmony Remote to control your entertainment devices.Internet access Wi-Fi: Supports 802.11g/n, WPA Personal, WPA2-AES and 64/128-bit WEP encryption
- Smartphone app includes Swipe and Tap control for one-touch control of your entertainment system, up to 50 favorite channel icons, volume, media playback, and more (Works with iPhone iOS 6.0 or later and Android 4.0 or later)
- Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices hidden behind cabinet doors or walls, including game consoles such as PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360
- Future-proof control of up to 8 devices: Works with over 270,000 devices including cable TV boxes, Apple TV, Roku, Sonos, Amazon Fire TV, Phillips Hue, Xbox One, PS3, and TV-connected PC or Mac
- Removable battery
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