Logitech invests in the smart home with Harmony remote and hub


Logitech, the company more famous for keyboards and mice, has upgraded its line of universal remotes with a smart home hub, a fancier remote and an app that will make managing the smart home a bit easier. At an event Tuesday night in San Francisco, the company’s CEO introduced the devices as well as a list of partners that includes SmartThings, Philips Hue, Lutron, Honeywell, Nest, August and more that will also work with the Logitech gear.

That’s right, now your hub can be managed by a hub if that’s your thing, because Logitech doesn’t want to own the device, it wants to own the app experience. But to do that, it had to build a software overlay and a controller that would convince people to put it in their homes. So it’s offering a $100 hub that combines IR, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and RF that will let you use the…

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