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Logitech Harmony 670 updates original design

updated 08:40 am EDT, Tue October 10, 2006

Logitech Harmony 670

Although most of Logitech's recent efforts to improve the Harmony line have focused on luxury models, the company showed its commitment to more modest home theaters on Tuesday by releasing an update of an existing model. The Harmony 670 is a revised version of one of the earliest Harmony remotes, the 659. While many buttons have been slightly adjusted, the most significant change is around the center directional pad. Most Harmony users own DVRs, according to Logitech, so all the related buttons (such as Advance, Pause, and Skip) have been arranged in a circle around the directional pad.

The company also says that the 670 is the first Harmony remote to ship with version 7 software, which simplifies the process of setting up an online account (necessary to update the remote's device support) to as little as four steps. The Harmony 670 is shipping today for $150. See a full photo after the jump.



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  1. ZOM 77

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    why??!!

    i have to admit ,i do support harmony. i sold and installed over 40 harmony remotes this year. thats a little over 3 a month in average. they are great remotes, but really have the ability to be much much better. problems with remote: they promise features that are not usable for many many months. (ie - harmony 890 remote , the RF IR Repeater system which is the main function of the remote, didnt work for a month after they released the remote through a firmware update, yet they advertised the remote as having this capability. the harmony 890 was also supposed to control zwave lighting, but still, today, it is not a functional feature - and its been almost a year since it came out.) the software is buggy, and unless you really have good experiance with it you will have major problems configuring remote. the layout of the buttons on most of the remotes is horrible. the fact that you cant feel around on the remote with ouyr hand wihtout looking at it to find certain buttons is a big downfall. (the comcast remotes you can use blind. these remotes are just not as easy to navigate). they dont have a sleep feature for the remtoe that would automatically shut all devices within a set time.

    the off button (on the other remotes) should also say off insteead of having hte power symbol on it.

    i could go on.

    dont get me wrong, i see no remote thats better at the moment, so for now they are the winner. but id love to see them step up the quality and ergonomics design.

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