Logitech Harmony Elite Advanced Remote Control, Hub and App
If smart home entertainment is your primary setup and you want to connect them all together, this is an affordable choice.
One of the main goals of the Harmony is to reduce the need for multiple remote controls that clog your living room and your coffee table drawers. Up to 15 devices can be connected so you can control them all from one place, either from your smartphone or the dedicated remote control included with the product.
The Harmony Elite can connect to speakers, gaming systems, televisions, and set-top boxes if they are compatible. If your lights, blinds and thermostat are compatible, you can also control them. A total of 270,000 entertainment and smart home devices and brands such as SmartThings, Nest and Hue are offered.
The hub takes your commands and sends them to the appropriate article. This takes the form of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and infrared (IR) signals. Although commands can be controlled directly via IR, the previous option is the default. Your phone’s Bluetooth connects to your wireless network to connect to Wi-Fi, and the network is scanned for compatible devices (such as Sonos, Hue, and Smart TV). You will then be guided through the entire controller.
The price is not bad for what you get, considering that individual speaker hubs are not much less. Also, the affordability of a product is in the amount you use it, and this is a hub that is undoubtedly used for multiple items every day.
However, it is best suited for entertainment-based gadgets and home theaters. So if you want the most reliable hub for your smart security, it’s best to choose a rounder option. There is no reason why you can not buy it separately to control things that others can not do, such as: Your Sky Box and the Roku Media Player.
The most powerful and intuitive Harmony remote works with Alexa for voice control. All-in-one control of up to 15 home entertainment and connected home devices
Full color touchscreen: Simply swipe and tap to control channels, movies, volume, 50 favorite channels and smart home devices like Philips Hue lights
One-touch Activities: Touch an Activity like “Watch a Movie” to automatically power on and switch devices to the right settings; Compatible with Amazon’s Alexa for easy voice integration and activation
Harmony app: Turns iOS or Android smartphones or tablets into personal universal remote controls for the whole house
Closed cabinet control: Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices in closed cabinets, or even when away from home
Convenient charging station: Keeps your remote powered and within reach
The box includes Harmony Elite remote (with rechargeable battery), Harmony Hub, 2 IR mini-blasters, Charging station, USB cable, 2 AC adapters, User documentation
Set up is fast (if done right)
Compatible with Alexa
Separate buttons on remotes for lights/plugs
Communication between remote and devices can be glitchy