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Video: Logitech Harmony Keyboard Controls Your Living Room

Logitech have just announced their new Harmony Keyboard. Aimed squarely at the living room, couch potatoes can rejoice as now there’s an easy way to search for shows, navigate menus and browse the Web on a PC or Mac connected to your TV or Internet-connected media devices, like an Apple TV, Roku, PS3 or Xbox. As with […]

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Savant Ships Wi-Fi Remote Control

Savant has announced it’s shipping its Wi-Fi-based Universal Remote.  The unit features a new user interface and a 1.7-inch colour display. The 35 programmable hard buttons are backlit and the remote features two-way feedback from compatible devices using Wi-Fi and Savant Solutions Apple based home automation equipment. Customisation is via the RacePoint Blueprint design software […]

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OpenRemote Integrates with Sonos

In the same way as broadcasted television and video playback has changed into streaming, IP-TV and “on-demand” watching whenever you like, wherever you like, also playback of music is changing. A music system should nowadays be a part of the home automation system, being able to set-up for different scenarios. It should also be able to be controlled from where […]

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Roomie Remote: Your iPhone & iPad Smart Home Controller

We’ve been trying out the Roomie Remote app for a while now, comparing it to our dedicated home cinema remote control.  Roomie goes way beyond the normal single room management of even the best dedicated universal remotes and more and more home devices now offer IP control which Roomie can discover and configure automatically. The […]

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Logitech Launch Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control

Logitech have announced two new universal remotes.  The Logitech Harmony Ultimate is a £229 touchscreen and hard buttoned offering and the Logitech Harmony Smart Control at £109 provides a smartphone interface to your home cinema and other equipment   Both units employ the new Harmony Hub.  Check out the videos below… Today, Logitech announced the expansion of its Harmony […]

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Control4 Introduces Remote Recharging Station for System Remote Controls

Control4 have announced a new Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery and recharging cradle for their SR-150 and SR-250 System Remote Controls. The ‘Remote Recharging Station’ will be available in April 2013 for $130 from Control4 dealers.  Check out the video and PR below… Control4, a leading innovator in IP-based residential and light commercial automation systems, announced today a new Recharging […]

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Tethercell Brings Smartphone Control to Battery Powered Devices

Los Angeles startup Tetherboard created lots of interest at CES last month with their new remote control device.  Tethercell adopts the form factor of an AA battery and contains Bluetooth 4.0 powered electronics that allow it to make any battery powered device remote controllable. Enough space is left over to insert a AAA battery to replace power […]

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Video: OpenRemote Demos Application Integration on iPhone and iPad

This new video from the guys at OpenRemote demonstrates an integrated home automation scenario controlled by their open source software. They’ve created and integrated four different application areas: lighting, climate, entertainment and a security tab dubbed ‘peace of mind’.  Check out the video below The lighting application is based on Z-wave switches and allows lights control based […]

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New Logitech Harmony Touch Remote Features Swipe Gestures

Logitech have launched their the new Harmony Touch universal remote control.  Check out the video below where Ian Crowe, senior manager of the Harmony portfolio, introduces the newest member of the Logitech Harmony line of remote controls, showing the colour  touch screen and gesture based controls.  The Harmony Touch is on sale now for around £150 Advanced […]

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New Loxone IR Extension Module Plus Free Online Video Tutorials

Loxone have launched a new IR Extension device that sits in the consumer unit, like its Miniserver, which talks to up to 8 infra-red modules, that can be distributed throughout your home automation system. The IR-module and 1 pair of transmitters as a set are €199 and then further modules (up to 8 per extension) […]

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