Logitech Launches Smart Keyboard – Harmony
If you use internet services (Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, Skype) on your TV that requires to enter password, then you are probably aware of how difficult it is to type password by using a TV remote control set. Logitech is fixing that problem and has announced a smart keyboard named ‘Harmony’ that can be used with TV, computer, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku, or Play Station. Simplify text entry on Internet-connected entertainment devices with Logitech Smart Keyboard.
Keyboard comes with a touchpad, activity control buttons (watch movie, watch TV), harmony app for Android and iOS and a harmony hub. It supports over 225,000 devices. You do not need to point at TV to control entertainment anymore. Smart Keyboard can be used with a variety of TVs such as LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and Vizio.
If you primarily use an Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, XBox 360, XBox One, PlayStation 3, or similar digital media devices with your smart TV, you will be able to quickly and easily setup and configure Smart Keyboard to control these devices using Harmony App. After completing setup on your smartphone, you can use Smart Keyboard to control power, volume, channels, and inputs of your smart TV.
With Harmony App for iOS or Android smartphones, anyone in the house can turn an iOS or Android smartphone into a personal entertainment remote with personal Activities, gestures, and 50 channel Favorites.
Harmony Hub turns signals from Smart Keyboard and Harmony App into IR, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth wireless commands your devices can understand. The hub also lets you control devices hidden behind cabinets or walls.
The keyboard communicates with the Hub via Wi-Fi. The Hub translates keystrokes into commands for your gear. There are two USB receivers in the box for easy pairing with computers and other devices. Bluetooth is also on board to cut out the middleman with an Apple TV or PlayStation 3.
Harmony keyboard can be your universal remote control. It can fully serve as a PC keyboard and TV remote control easily. The full package includes:
Harmony Smart Keyboard
2 USB receivers