The rest of the staff is laughing at me, because they love to chide me for my obsession regarding all things with the words “Logitech Harmony” in the title. Well, there’s good reason for my love of their products. They make life easier. Struggling to change inputs on the remote that comes with our devices like HDTVs, Blu-Ray Players, and especially our home theater receivers (so many options!) is a pain in the butt, and frankly a pretty lame way to begin your viewing or listening experience.
Logitech Harmony products make all of that easier, and their Smart Keyboard is no exception. It offers the control of one of their remotes via a wireless keyboard that’s easy to set up and use. You just download the free Harmony App to set it up. This takes a very short time and the instructions simply ask what devices you want to use and what you would like each of them to do. For example, when you’re watching TV, and want the receiver to control the volume, you just tell the app that. Do that with all of the devices and functions just one time (it’s even easier to change the settings later) and download the settings to the keyboard. From then one, you just use the keyboard to change everything you want to the control and settings you want, often with the single push of a macro button like “Watch TV.”
Yes, it’s super easy to use like all of Logitech’s Harmony products. It offers the excellent versatility and superb ease of use. And Best Buy has it on sale for a limited time for just $69.99 shipped to your door. That’s at least $30 better than most and as much as $60 better than some of our other favorite sellers. The reviews are good, but the control of everything AV related in your home is even better!
– Features their awesome “One Touch” capabilities through which you turn everything on and off and switch to the correct inputs for watching TV, listening to music etc…
– The touchpad on the keyboard offers those activities and controls up to 8 devices.
– Features support for 250,000 devices you might use in your home theater.
– Wireless and can be used to grant access to the controls to your smartphone.