Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control
The Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control is the best smart home remote control on the market. It includes a Harmony Hub in the box to fully integrate with the rest of your smart home gear and also sports a large touch screen and a handy battery charging base.
Why we like the Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control
Logitech’s Harmony brand has been synonymous with smart home control for many years. Harmony remotes are without a doubt the best choice for a smart home theater remote control nowadays. Their system can control pretty much any IR or Bluetooth device and the Harmony Hub connects your home theater and light gear to the rest of your smart home system through wifi. This device has simplified my life like no other piece of smart home gear.
Voice Assistant Compatibility
The Haromy ecosystem supports both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant but sadly does not have built-in support for Apple’s Homekit just yet. There are workarounds but you will need to be a bit technical and a Google ninja to figure them out.
The Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control supports both IFTTT and Stringify for deep automation with your smart home. The Harmony Hub (which is included with the Harmony Elite) connects natively with the Samsung SmartThings Hub as well so you can fully integrate all of your Z-Wave and Zigbee devices with your home theater stuff.
The Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control is the top of the line Harmony remote. This is because it has a full color touch screen on the top of the remote as well as a lithium ion charging base. The system also comes with two mini IR blasters which can help you reliably connect to your infrared devices (which is just about every home theater device available).
The touch screen allows you to program as many activities (basically macros) on the remote as you need. The remote also has smart switch and smart light hard buttons on the bottom, which allow direct control over switches like the Lutron Caseta and Homeseer. This is a great addition which makes the Harmony remote feel like an integral part of your smart home.
Lastly, the Harmony Hub allows you to control the whole system with your smartphone or tablet which can be handy when you lose the remote or it is out of reach.
If you are sick of having 5 different remotes in your home theater then you need this remote. The Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control combines top of the line hardware with incredibly device support and some very smart integrations with smart hubs and voice assistants. We consider this a must have device for any smart home with a TV.
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Specification: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control
Compatible with IFTTT
Remote Control, Smart Hub
|Voice assistant compatibility|
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
|Works with Nest|
Works with Nest certified