Logitech Harmony Touch: When universal TV remotes meet an app interface

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logitech-harmony-touchscreen.jpgLogitech’s Harmony range of universal AV remote controls are among the best available, but have been well overdue an update for some time now. The Logitech Harmony Touch answers that call with aplomb, adding a 2.4-inch colour touchscreen to its multi-device controlling smarts.

As well as regular hardware button controls for DVR/DVD playback and volume controls, the Harmony Touch lets users assign up to 50 favourite channel icons on the touchscreen, in an interface not dissimilar to Apple’s iPhone iOS UI.

Tap, swipe and scrolling controls can also be used to control a wide range of other TV functions (with many geared towards triggering Smart TV functions), as well as offering backlit hardware keys.

“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 customise their experience, and feel in control of their systems like never before.”

Supporting 225,000 home entertainment devices and more than 5,000 brands, the Logitech Harmony Touch can control as many as 15 of your AV devices at once.

Out in October, it’ll set you back £149.

By Gerald Lynch | October 3rd, 2012