updated 06:13 am EDT, Wed October 3, 2012
Included 2.4-inch touchscreen shows channel icons
Logitech has added a touch-enabled remote control to its catalog. An extension to its existing remote control line, the Harmony Touch is a universal remote that has a 2.4-inch color touchscreen for extra control options, complimenting the more standard back-lit navigation and volume buttons above and below the display.
Up to 50 TV channel icons can be added to the remote, allowing users to swipe through the channel list on the handset instead of using the on-screen display of a set-top box. Other entertainment can also be swiped to, such as movies, games, and music, complete with its own control schemes. Currently, the Harmony Touch is compatible with more than 225,000 devices from over 5,000 brands, and can be configured to control up to 15 devices. Configuration can be performed by connecting the remote to a computer, with it further simplified for existing users of the Harmony One remote.
The Logitech Harmony Touch is on sale for $250, and comes complete with a charging dock.