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Philips Home Control announced a sleek new remote control with an integrated keyboard called DUAL. Recognizing that more and more people are using their TV and other connected devices from their living room, Philips has designed the remote to function as both a remote as well as a keyboard. The top side of the DUAL features a remote control with traditional controls such as volume, channel, and playback options. It also has a touchpad for scrolling and maneuvering a cursor. On the other side, you'll find a full QWERTY keyboard.  Philips Home Control unveils DUAL, a unique keyboard remote IBC... Read more...
Apple's iPhone has become a lot more than a phone. The original iPhone set a new bar for all smartphones to meet, and companies have been striving to live up to that ever since. In more recent history, however, mobile operating systems like WebOS and Android 2.2 have really begun to push iOS 4 in terms of providing real competition, but there's one thing Apple has that the other companies have yet to grasp: the love of the peripheral market. Without question, there are simply more iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories to choose from than on any other smartphone or handheld device. Every accessory maker... Read more...
We said in our initial iPad review that the tablet was almost certain to grow in popularity over time, as more and more developers had more and more time to create unique applications to take advantage of the new screen size and 1GHz A4 processor. One obvious application for a slate such as this is a home entertainment controller, specifically, a wild TV remote like this world has never seen. Logitech's Harmony line of remotes has come a long way, but having a device with integrated Wi-Fi and a direct link to the iTunes store opens up a lot more possibilities. Comcast is hoping to take advantage... Read more...
Bang & Olufsen is extending control of home automation and home entertainment to your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad via the new BeoLink application. This new app gives you access to audio and video controls as well as the home automation system. The BeoLink application sends commands via Wi-Fi. The interface is customizable to show the scenes and commands requested by the customer. The app is free and currently available in the App store. Bang & Olufsen Announces BeoLink Application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Offering total smart-phone integration of home entertainment and environmental... Read more...
Universal remotes have been a product owned almost exclusively by high-end home cinema users for years now. Most average TV viewers didn't see a need to consoldate their remotes into one, and they definitely didn't feel like paying extra to do so. Logitech's Harmony line has long been viewed as the best in the industry, but even those were rather expensive in the eyes of Joe Six-Pack.Today, even Mr. Joe can get in on the party. The Harmony 300 sets an all new bar, but it actually lowers a bar rather than raising one. It's the first Harmony remote to retail for under $50, and it just might open... Read more...
If you've been shopping for a home theater remote, there's a good chance Logitech's Harmony line made it on your list of candidates, right up until you took a peek at the price tag. At its most expensive, Logitech's flagship model runs a hair under $400, putting it out of reach of Joe Six-Pack.Good news, cheapskates. Logitech today announced a pair of Harmony clickers priced more in the mainstream. Both the Harmony 600 and Harmony 650 stay under the $100 mark without giving up too many features."Why have one remote for the TV, one for the DVR, one for your DVD player, and one for you A/V deck?... Read more...
There's launching products for the holiday season, and then there's launching products for the holiday season. Apple pulled off what we imagine only Apple could pull off this afternoon, launching an incredible amount of new wares for the world to enjoy as shopping season kicks into full gear. From updated NAS drives to ground-breaking new mice, Apple had something new for just about everyone today. Let's get right into it, shall we?We'll start off with something completely new, and frankly, revolutionary. The Magic Mouse is today taking the place of the Mighty Mouse, which was never really loved... Read more...
Logitech's Harmony remote lineup has been pleasing affluent A/V enthusiasts for ages now, but the company's universal devices have hardly ever suited the low-end crowd. All that changes today, or at least it does if you consider $150 to be "low-end." The Harmony 700 offers up a lot of the same controlling features found on some of the company's higher-end units, but at a price that's much less than the stickers found on other units. Designed to control up to six components at a time, the remote packs a color display, rechargeable AA batteries and one-click control of many of your favorite activities.... Read more...
Pretty much everyone has caved and bought a universal remote at some point or another. Somehow, it never seems to be truly universal and ends up in a pile with the other remotes and you have to paw through the pile every time you want to turn on the boob tube. Logitech today swears the Harmony 900 is the last one you'll ever need. And not only does the company promise it will control everything - TV, movies, games and music - Logitech claims the Harmony 900 will do it even when the components are behind closed cabinet doors. The remote has a full-color touch screen and can replace up to 15 controls.... Read more...
The Nintendo Wii's Wiimote has brought innovation to gaming, by allowing players to swing a tennis racket, a baseball bat, and perform other gaming motions while holding the Wiimote. But what if you didn't need to hold a controller at all? Enter Project Natal. On Monday, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft unveiled a number of things, but the most interesting, to me, was Project Natal. Rumored for several months, as opposed to a controller, it's a sensor, that allows you to make gaming moves simply by moving in front of the sensor. As described in a Microsoft press release: Unveiled... Read more...
Logitech has certainly dabbled in the gaming realm before, but this is arguably its most impressive venture yet. For years now, home cinema enthusiasts have wondered why Sony added in Bluetooth remote control capabilities over the far more widely accepted RF radio. At long last, a company with a trusted record in the remote industry is stepping forward with a bridge, enabling Sony's PlayStation 3 to become the media center it was always meant to be when not playing games.The suitably named Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3 is a relatively small box (99.4 x 65.6 x 18.5 millimeters in size)... Read more...
Heads-up: Apple isn’t the only one implementing remote kill switches for applications in their phones. According to recent reports, the Android platform has one, too. The thing is: At least Google owns up to it up front (instead of allowing a developer to discover it like Apple did) by including a mention in the Android Market terms of service, saying:  Google may discover a product that violates the developer distribution agreement ... in such an instance, Google retains the right to remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion.   Given that nearly anything... Read more...
If you've been on the hunt for a Nintendo Wii system this holiday season, along with what seems to be the entire free world, but have given up your quest due to lack of availability, perhaps this will give you some additional motivation.  Without any hands-on experience with the system, you may have more easily dismissed the Wii as just another game console with an innovative controller twist that has merely become a fad of sorts.  Johnny Chung Lee, on the other hand, will show you just how innovative Wiimote technology really is and why millions have flocked to the... Read more...
Nintendo has had to face the unusual problem of thrown (accidentally, for the most part) remotes with its Wii system. Straps have been previously redesigned, but now Nintendo is adding a layer of cushion to the remote with the Nintendo Wii Jacket.  It will begin shipping with hardware immediately, and will likely be on shelves in two weeks.The Wii Remote Jacket provides cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while playing games. Use of the Wii Remote Jacket is meant to supplement, not replace, the basic game-play instructions: keep a... Read more...
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