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A universal remote that can do it all

Boot Camp feature for Friday, June 21, 2013

    A universal remote control that can do it all.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   If you’re looking for a remote that can control all of the usual home theatre equipment…but also works with Philips Hue lighting, Sony’s PlaySation and Nintendo’s Wii U…through Bluetooth…Logitech is out with the Harmony Ultimate.  It uses a Hub…that connects with a remote unit…but it also allows you to use your smartphone …through an app…to control your system.   In fact, if the 350 dollar price is too much for your budget, Logitech is also out with a 130 dollar Harmony Smart Control that enables smartphone apps.  Senior Manager Ian Crowe….

“Both the Smart Control and the Harmony Ultimate share the same base station.  So it inherently gives them a similar level of RF controls.  You can use your remote control without having to point.  They both allow you then to control Bluetooth.  The main difference is in the remote control itself.”

You can find more info at Logitech.com.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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