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Did you ever fight for the remote?

23 Mar

of course, the battle takes places at home everyday but … Also when you stay in hotels …

Playing with the remote at the Conrad, Miami, I incidentally hit a page saying “Do you want to connect and use your phone as a remote control?” Yes, I do!

I downloaded the free app “stayConnect” and add the code you see on the screen … Less than 30 secs later I was the master of the TV from my phone. love it!

  

Harmony is in the air!

13 Jan

Logitech Harmony TouchHow many remotes do you use daily at home ?
One for the TV, one for the satellite, one for the DVD player, on for the home cinema, …
Ok let’s say at least 4, and it’s way too much!
We need a extra table just to put them on and we never know which one to pick.

Of course, Universal remotes exist for a long time but Logitech brings it further with the Harmony Touch remote!

Before Universal remotes were difficult to program
. you had to find codes for your TV, VCR, DVD play, …
. then tap keys in a specific orders, …
. a little bit of a pain with no guarantee that it would work … But that’s over.

Now, what you need is a computer (Mac or PC), then
. you link the Harmony Touch to your computer,
. and follow the steps on the site myharmony.com
. take the booklet, and write down the number for each of your devices
Then go back to the computer with those precious infos and follow the step by step on the screen, can’t be easier! Synchronize your remote and you are all set!

With the Harmony touch you can do much more than switching channels and volume, you can create “Activities“.

An Activity is a combination of actions you replace by one imagetap on your remote control touch screen.
For example, when I tap on the Activity called “Watch TV“, the remote switches the TV on, the satellite on and also my sound bar on.
With one tap, 3 devices on! This is clever!

When I tap Activity called “Bluetooth“, my soundbar switches to pairing mode and I can connect my iPhone to listen to my music.
The Activity called “AppleTV” will switch the tv on, switch to HDM3 and switch the AppleTV on. Can’t be more useful!

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The touch screen gives access to my favourite channels (up to 50), just scroll them down to select the one you want to watch.

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Want to turn the volume down ? But don’t want to tap the volume down key ? Just slide down on the touch screen while in the gesture screen (up to 11 gestures are supported).

With the Harmony Touch, you can control up to 15 devices. It’s compatible with more than 225.000 devices.

PS: Charging your remote is easy with its remote cradle.

More infos
. Logitech Universal remotes website
. Follow @logitech

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