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WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY / HOME CINEMA

Logitech Ultimate Smart Control IS Magic

By Oonagh Reidy | Friday | 16/08/2013

Its the magic remote that you don't have to point, or look at.

Logitech's new Harmony Ultimate (with 2.4" touchscreen) and Harmony Smart Control are all about swipes and vibrations. 

But its not just electronics - these Logitech universals also control your Philips Hue lights at home.  

Both controls feature 'Harmony Hub' and have an app to control Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, Wii U game consoles via Bluetooth.

The app turn your iOS or Android phone into a universal remote, controlling up to eight devices from anywhere in the house. The higher end Harmony Ultimate controls up to 15 devices. 

The smart remotes have closed-cabinet control, so no need to point at your unit. Magic. 



"We've elevated the universal remote to the next level, taking a personalized approach to home entertainment," said Joerg Tewes Logitech VP digital home business group 

"Our Harmony product line is no longer just about entertainment access - we've designed the Logitech Harmony Ultimate so you can also control your home's lighting. Now you can tune the TV, start a movie and adjust your lights to set the mood, with the touch of your finger."

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate controls devices by swipes and taps, on its touchscreen. 

This smart remote will even vibrate to let you know it received touch commands.  Tilt sensors and buttons are programmable for both short and long presses. 

Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control have RRPs of $379.95 and $169.95 respectively from JB Hi Fi and www.logitech.com/en-au  

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