The Logitech Harmony Touch is the follow-up to the massively popular Harmony One universal remote. The new Harmony Touch model introduces a touchscreen display front and center, with tap and gesture support for controlling the various devices in your home theater. We open up the touchscreen remote control in this episode of Unboxing Live, giving you a look at what's included in the box, along with an up-close look at the device. Once you're done watching, be sure to check out our full Logitech Harmony Touch review.
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For a number of years, the Logitech Harmony One has been recognized as the best universal remote control, and now the company is back with the Harmony Touch. What's changed? Well, the Harmony Touch controls are focused mainly on its capacitive touchscreen, which is front and center. A lot of the typical controls that you'd typically have hardware keys for are moved to the touchscreen, which supports taps and swipe gestures. The goal here is to make is super easy for those of you who have a bunch of devices connected to your television or receiver, allowing you to swap between each with ease. The question is, does it do it's job as expected, and is it better than the Harmony One? Follow along in our full Logitech Harmony Touch review as we explore these answers.
Alongside our Logitech Harmony Touch review, we also put together a gallery of images showing off the device, which is the follow-up to the fantastic Logitech Harmony One. Check out the review, and head over to the unboxing gallery to get a look at the touchscreen universal remote up close! You can pick up the Harmony Touch on Amazon for a discount.
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The State Department has invested $415,000 in a cell phone game named X-life. Designed to endear us to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, the game involves four or five hours of play with two modes, student and musician. It attempts to teach English and a bit of U.S. history. Only about 120 have been given away so far. That might be because it only works with Nokia N Series and Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phones or maybe those targeted have better things to do with their time than play games that may appear as propaganda.
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A quick update for all you Logitech Harmony users out there on OS X, as the company has released a new version of their software for the Mac platform. The download weighs in at 29 MB, and is officially titles Logitech Harmony Remote Software 7.5. If you are using a Harmony remote with OS X, then this is obviously a recommended update.
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At CES, Logitech showed us some cool gadgets to enhance your home entertainment system. First was the diNovo Mini Palm-Size Keyboard, a little larger than an eyeglass case, which controls either your media-center PC or a computer hooked-up to a TV, depending on your setup. For example, you can use the diNovo to scan through the photos on your laptop—and display them on your TV. Plus, it’s Bluetooth-enabled ...in case you’d like to type and send a text to your bud’s phone without reaching for your cell.
We also loved Logitech’s newest Harmony One remote control with touch screen. Just hook it up to your computer via USB, and the accompanying software helps you program all your devices (and more) to the remote. This one will be available at the end of January for $250 USD.