Posted Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Logitech has also decided not to sell off the Harmony line.
Logitech has finally followed up on plans to offer the Harmony Ultimate Hub as a stand-alone purchase.
From Logitech, "Today, we’re excited to announce that the Logitech Harmony® Ultimate Hub – an appcessory that turns your smartphone into a powerful, personal universal remote – will be available for purchase as a standalone product.
"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 should hit the streets in August and is being priced at $100.
Along with the news of the stand-alone Harmony Hub, Logitech has also shared plans to no longer seek a buyer for the Harmony division. According to Business Wire, "The company has determined that retaining ownership is in the best interest of its shareholders. The Harmony product line has gained momentum following the April introduction of the Harmony Ultimate product, which is available in major retail locations including select Apple stores in the U.S., and has exceeded the company’s expectations for customer connections."
With Logitech retaining control, it will be interesting to see how the company maintains a balance of products aimed at traditional Harmony customers and those wanting Harmony capabilities on smart phones and tablets.
Author: Brian Hoss
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