By Ian Crowe // Product Manager, Harmony Remotes Business Unit on January 10, 2010
The ability to conceal a home entertainment system and control it with a single remote, without pointing has previously been the domain of professional installers and AV-savvy consumers. The Logitech Harmony 900 is the result of extensive research into the needs of real consumers and the unique challenges of their AV cabinets and device setups, resulting in a remote control and RF System that can be set up in a quarter of the time required for most existing RF solutions.
With the Logitech Harmony 900 there is no need to pair the RF system to the remote (it comes pre-paired in the box), no need to connect the RF system to the remote or the PC for programming (the remote wirelessly updates the RF system automatically when changes are required) and no need to precisely locate the IR sensors on the AV devices (just place the IR blaster and mini blasters on the shelf to control multiple stacked or side-by-side devices). And the RF system includes attractive yet discrete IR blaster and mini blasters that are easy to set up and eliminate clutter.
In addition to RF capabilities, the Logitech Harmony 900 has an ergonomic shape that supports multiple hand sizes and positions comfortably, whether interacting with the touch screen and hard button sections of the remote. The sculpted, backlit buttons in logical zones allow the user to navigate by feel, even in the dark. The remote also comes with a recharging cradle so you’ll never run out of batteries.