Logitech’s Harmony Link is a new wireless solution designed to provide a one-step remote connection between your mobile device and multimedia system.

The Harmony Link serves as the connectivity piece between your remote (iOS or Android device) and up to eight external devices, including DVRs, Blu-Ray players, TVs and various media streamers. By operating within a dedicated free app (to be released in October,) you control the Harmony Link as it commands the media systems.

In addition, the app is expected to include local TV listings via data provider Rovi, and can be programmed to change channels other device-specific functions according to the date and times of certain shows. While the iPad will be the only device to get full Rovi compatibility at first, which includes full listings of episodes and program guides, the iPhone and Android apps should receive it in the near future.

Logitech will be launching the Harmony Link and its corresponding universal app in October for $100. While the functionality seems to justify the price point, the fact that the Harmony Link is nothing more than a puck-shaped WiFi radio hooked up to five infrared LEDs may put the price into question.

via This Is My Next (The Verge)



William Shaub is a performance major at Juilliard who balances a life in music with heavy doses of writing and tennis. He loves tech journalism, and spends an enormous amount of time on a smartphone. You...