Remember a few months ago when we reported Logitech was getting out of the remote control business and wanted to sell off the Harmony brand? Well, we take that back.
Logitech has decided the Harmony remotes still have something in them and is expanding the line. According to a press statement, Logitech says April the Harmony line has “gained momentum” after the introduction of the Harmony Ultimate remote.
To keep that momentum going, Logitech is launching the Harmony Ultimate Hub. It’s similar to the original Harmony Hub, which put all your home theater controls into an iPod/iPad/Android app and communicated to the A/V gear via a little hub.
The new Ultimate Harmony Hub includes IR, Bluetooth and RF communications. This means that it can control game systems like the PS3, and home theater gear can be hidden inside a cabinet or closet, because you don’t need a line-of-sight.
The Ultimate Hub will be available in August for $99.