How many remotes are currently setting on your coffee table or shoved into the cracks and crevices of your couch? It’s a bit ridiculous when I stop and think just how many remotes are in our home. The console remote, game controllers, cable remote, sound and amp remote, TV, Blu-Ray Player, Roku… the list is endless. We are constantly losing them! The act of digging through the couch cushions and sliding the sofa from it’s current position is a common occurrence in many household. I know we can’t be the only ones arguing over who had the remote last?
Wouldn’t it be great if we could ditch the remote all together? Many of us have tried universal remotes before and they haven’t worked because as it turns out, many of them aren’t all that universal – are they? But I think Logitech may have produced the first universal Keyboard. In addition to your TV, the Logitech Harmony Smart keyboard can also communicate with your laptop, cable, Netflix, Hulu, Xbox – and over 225,000 other devices!
This is thanks in large part to the Harmony Hub. In addition to enabling control through cabinets or walls, it transmits signals over IR, RF, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi – which means it can communicate with a variety of devices.
There are a total of 3 one-touch activity buttons. For example, press an Activity button on Smart Keyboard, like “Watch a Movie,” and all the right devices automatically switch to just the right settings. In addition to these buttons, it has integrated DVR and set-top box controls, playback and volume buttons, and a touchpad for cursor control on a PC or Mac.
You can even turn your iOS & Android smartphones into personal universal remotes with the Harmony App. Because honestly, while I may not know where the remote is – I always know where my phone is.
You can pick up the Logitech Harmony Smart keyboard now at Best Buy. This would make a great Father’s Day gift for the man in your life that already “has everything”.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.