Latest model features 2.4" touchscreen, sleek ergonomic design, backlit buttons & charging station.
Logitech has today announced the brand new Harmony Touch
hybrid universal remote control. It’s been quite some time since Logitech has added to the Harmony line – I think 2010 for economical models and 2009 for higher-end models – so the timing of this release comes as a real surprise!
The new Harmony Touch looks to be a more compact and sculpted control than the One, with what Logitech calls a “minimalist design”. It features a 2.4” color touchscreen, redesigned control layout with backlit buttons, includes a recharging station, and can operate up to 15 devices.
The full press release is included below:
New Logitech Harmony Touch Gives You Unprecedented Control of Your Home Entertainment
Advanced Logitech Universal Remote Lets You Swipe, Scroll and Tap Using a Color Touch-Screen and 50 Customizable Icons
NEWARK, Calif. — Oct. 3, 2012
Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the next generation of its award-winning line of Harmony® remotes, the Logitech Harmony® Touch. This premium advanced universal remote gives you customization with an intuitive color touch-screen for unprecedented control of your home-entertainment system.
Designed to make finding your preferred entertainment as easy as possible, the Logitech Harmony Touch lets you add, remove and re-order up to 50 favorite channel icons from your respective cable or satellite provider right on its vibrant 2.4-inch color touch-screen. After simple online setup, you and your family can access all your favorite channels with a simple tap, swipe or scroll, removing the hassle of memorizing channel numbers and scrolling through lengthy on-screen guides. You can personalize the experience to quickly and easily find all of your favorite entertainment – from TV and movies to games and music – with one touch.
“The Logitech Harmony Touch represents the next evolution for the universal remote,” said Joerg Tewes, vice president of Logitech’s digital home business group. “Today, people prize convenience and want home-entertainment systems that are impressive and easy to use. With this in mind, Logitech designed a remote that makes it simple for people to customize their experience, and feel in control of their systems like never before.”
This remote’s ergonomically sculpted shape and streamlined button layout present a sleek, minimalist design that enhances the look of your living room. Plus, its low-profile keys are backlit so you can easily navigate your favorite entertainment, even in the dark.
The Logitech Harmony Touch is compatible with more than 225,000 home-entertainment devices and more than 5,000 brands, and it can control as many as 15 devices. And its included charging station keeps your remote powered and within reach so it’s ready to go, no matter the activity.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Harmony Touch is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $249.99.
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