Logitech announced the new Harmony Living Home lineup to control every device in your home, including lights, shades, locks, thermostats, stereos, HDTVs, and anything else you can think of. Plus, you can combine multiple devices into Activities to trigger at once so you can power on your HDTV, dim your lights, adjust the temperature and open your window shades all at the same time. You can start an Activity with one touch of your remote or mobile device, automatically on a custom schedule, or by passing a sensor. You can even trigger Activities from the Harmony Mobile App when you’re not at home.
Logitech Harmony Home Hub
The Harmony Living Home experience is made possible by the Logitech Harmony Home Hub. It uses RF, IR, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to relay commands from Logitech Harmony Living Home remotes or the Harmony Mobile App to the wide array of home entertainment and home automation devices. The Logitech Harmony Home Hub is included with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home and Logitech Harmony Home Control, or it can be purchased separately for a suggested retail price of $99.99.
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home remote control (pictured top) features a bright 2.4-inch color touch-screen and allows you to integrate and control all of your compatible home automation devices and up to 15 home entertainment devices. You can swipe and tap the touch screen to access all your Harmony Activities, see a device’s status and modify its settings, change channels, adjust volume, and fast-forward or rewind. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home is available in black or white for $349.99.
Logitech Harmony Home Control
For those who prefer a simple, button-only remote, the Logitech Harmony Home Control – in addition to the Harmony Mobile App for your tablet or smartphone – works with the Harmony Home Hub to give you access and control of your home automation devices and up to eight home entertainment devices. The Logitech Harmony Home Control is available in black or white for $149.99.
Logitech Harmony Hub Extender
For customers wanting even more control, Logitech also introduced the Logitech Harmony Hub Extender. The Extender enables additional compatibility of the Logitech Harmony Home Hub, controlling lights, locks, sensors, garage doors and other devices operating through ZigBee or Z-Wave. The Logitech Harmony Hub Extender is expected to be available for $129.99 (expected December 2014).
August, Honeywell, Kwikset, Lutron, the Nest Learning Thermostat, PEQ, Philips hue, Schlage, SmartThings, Sylvania, Yale and Zuli are among the brands and platforms joining the Harmony library of more than 270,000 compatible devices.
The Logitech Harmony Living Home lineup will be available in black or white in the U.S. and Canada beginning September 2014.