The Harmony Link is a small piece of hardware which performs the standard functions of a universal remote. It requires an iPad, iPhone, or Android device running the accompanying Harmony Link app to give it commands via Wi-Fi.
A single Harmony Link can control up to eight devices, and even take commands from multiple tablets or phones.
The iPad Harmony Link app will include a personalized program guide provided by Rovi. The iPhone and Android versions of the app will not have this feature initially, but will be able to control the Harmony Link hardware.
Ashish Arora, vice president and general manager of Logitech's Digital Home Group said:
Our research revealed that many iPad owners are using their iPad on the sofa while watching TV, many of them seeking ways to find out what shows are on. We set out to make this experience easier. Using Logitech Harmony Link and the Harmony Link App, iPad users can browse for what is on television, and with one touch of "watch now" icon next to the show of their choice, they can automatically turn on their TV and other electronics, and tune directly to the show they want to watch.
The Harmony Link will have a suggested retail price of $99.99.
Watch the video for a demonstration of the iPad app.
Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 20 Sep 2011 14:57