Logitech has today announced the launch of their new Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub which has been designed to transform your smartphone into a multifunctional remote control.
Once installed you can then use your smartphone control up to eight home theater devices, and swipe or tap your thumb across its screen to adjust the volume, change the channel, fast-forward or rewind, pause, play, and skip forward or back.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub is also compatible with Logitech’s Harmony Touch, turning its RF signals into IR and Bluetooth commands, allowing you to control video services such as Netflix on game consoles, including the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U.
“As you may know, the Harmony Hub is included with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control, our two newest universal remotes. However, with the standalone Harmony Ultimate Hub, everyone in the house will be able to download the free Harmony Smartphone App, and turn their smartphone into a personal universal remote. You’ll be able to customize activities and choose your own set of favorite channels icons for your very own experience.”
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub will be launching in the US and Europe during August 2013, and will be priced at $99.99.