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Logitech Remote Harmonises AV Devices

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The Logitech Harmony 900 remote sports a redesigned RF technology, full-colour touch screen and intuitive button layout, with the Harmony 900 being able to control devices even when components are neatly hidden behind cabinet doors.

Logitech’s Vice President and General Manager of its Harmony Business Unit, Ashish Arora said, “Like all Harmony remotes, the Harmony 900 simplifies home entertainment, which is particularly relevant with more and more people staying home to watch movies on their big-screen TVs, enjoying surround sound and experiencing hi-def video from the comfort of the couch. Unfortunately, more remotes and more wires tend to be by products of increasingly sophisticated home-entertainment systems. With the Harmony 900 remote’s RF technology and ability to control up to 15 devices, you can say good-bye to the clutter while gaining better control of your devices.”

The Harmony 900 remote’s completely redesigned RF system makes it easy to control (up to 100 feet away) a cabinet full of devices without the hassles often associated with RF setups. Just place the included IR blaster and one or two of the mini blasters on the cabinet shelves near the devices you want to control. Then use the Harmony 900 remote’s colour touch screen to choose the devices you want to control with RF. Once setup is complete, you’re free to close the doors on entertainment-system clutter and point your remote anywhere you want.

The Logitech Harmony 900 remote’s intuitive button layout is divided into four distinct zones, making it easy to find the right one quickly. Only the 44 most-essential buttons appear on the Harmony 900 remote, and each of those buttons is individually sculpted, providing useful tactile cues so you can operate the remote by touch, rather than having to rely on sight.

In addition to the Harmony 900, the company has also launched the Harmony 700 remote. It features a colour screen, rechargeable batteries and one-click control of your favourite activities.

The Logitech Harmony 700 remote offers one-button control. Instead of a complex series of button presses, or complicated lists of what to turn on or which button to select, after completing the online setup you just select what you want to do – such as “Watch a DVD” – and your Logitech Harmony 700 remote does the rest. It comes with rechargeable AA batteries that can go several weeks between charges, and its LCD screen will display your devices.

The Logitech Harmony 900 will be available in Australia from early November for a suggested retail price of $899.95, while the Logitech Harmony 700 remote will be available for $299.95.