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.