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New remote has a big touchscreen in the middle

Logitech's line of Harmony universal remote controls are some of the most popular universal remotes out there. The Harmony line is notable for being easy to program rather than having to type in long numerical codes for devices. Logitech has announced a new addition to its Harmony line of universal remote controls, and this is the first new remote to be launched in the series in a long time. 
The remote is called the Logitech Harmony Touch and adds an interesting touchscreen to the middle of the remote that looks quite similar to the Harmony One's screen. The main difference in looks between the new Harmony Touch and the Harmony One is the placement of the Touch's 2.4-inch color display.
That color display is designed to show users various buttons and icons. One of the more interesting uses for the screen is to show icons for your favorite channels allowing you to go to those channels with a single tap. The remote control also supports the activities macros that the Harmony line is famous for.
The Activities macros allow you to set up single button presses that will change inputs and turn on specific components for different things such as playing video games or watching movies. All the buttons on the remote control are backlit to make them easy to find and use in the dark. The remote can also be used to initiate Skype video phone calls if your TV is equipped with the Logitech TV Cam HD.

The Logitech Harmony Touch will ship this month at a retail price of $249.99. 

Source: Logitech

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RE: The price... $249.99 ???
By Rukkian on 10/3/2012 10:28:59 AM , Rating: 3
I would like to see a harmony app for android that allows all of the same functionality on my 4.6" screen. Should be quite a bit cheaper to produce.

RE: The price... $249.99 ???
By pattycake0147 on 10/3/2012 12:28:09 PM , Rating: 2
Check out the harmony link. Sounds like your needs might be well served.

RE: The price... $249.99 ???
By invidious on 10/3/2012 1:37:23 PM , Rating: 2
Based on what I read in reviews of the 'Link' it doesn't play nice with newer Android software versions or older Apple software versions. Which is a shame because it seems like a nice device otherwise, especially at the price point. I would suggest anyone looking into it find a review from someone with the exact mobile device model and software that they intend to use to confirm compatability. Buyer beware.

RE: The price... $249.99 ???
By FITCamaro on 10/3/2012 12:52:56 PM , Rating: 4
How would it send signals to devices wanting an IR signal?

RE: The price... $249.99 ???
By Integral9 on 10/3/2012 1:01:15 PM , Rating: 3
iirc, there's an IR blaster that's hooked up to your WiFi that your phone talks to it with.

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