Logitech Introduces Harmony Link App for Ipad
By on September 21st, 2011

Yesterday, in a blog post by  Ashish Arora, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Home Group, Logitech introduced the Harmony Link and the Harmony Link App. The Harmony Link is a device that allows you to remotely control up to eight devices in your home. It is a sleek looking device with a slim profile. You can see a picture of it compared to the iPad and iPhone below.

Harmony Link

Photo Courtesy of Logitech Blog

The most impressive addition, however, is the Harmony Link App. The app is free to download and works seamlessly with the Harmony Link device. It basically turns your iPad into the coolest remote control ever! The app is available for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, and Android devices too. However, there are features that will only work on the iPad. One of the coolest features is the ability to get in-app TV listings. Pictured below, you can see what the TV listings look like in the app.

TV Listings

Courtesy of Logitech Blog

With a swipe of a finger, you can navigate through TV listings on your iPad. Want to see a show you like? Just tap the picture and the app will tune your TV to the show that you want to watch. You will also notice, in the picture above, an “Activities” menu. Here is a list of one-touch commands that will automatically power on the devices that you need in order to perform the activities.

Setup is easy. You connect Harmony Link to your wi-fi network and then tell it what devices you have. The device comes ready to control 5,000+ devices. It has the ability to learn commands from other remotes. It also comes with a “Mini Blaster” accessory, which allows you to connect to devices that might be hidden from view.

I have to admit, the gadget geek in me loves this new offering. It has a nice design and appears to be easy to use. It will be interesting to see how well the device works.  The Harmony Link device is set to hit the shelves in October. You can pre-order the device  here.

What do you think? Is this an app you would like to have for your iPad? Personally, I can’t wait until they come up with an app that feeds the dog. ;)

 

 

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Darrin is an IT manager for a large electrical contractor in Louisville KY. He is married and has 3 kids. He loves helping people with their technology needs. He runs a blog called Say Geek!

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