Bad news for fans of the famous Harmony remote controls: Logitech, their manufacturer, is throwing in the towel and has just officially announced the end of the range. It will still be possible to buy them, until the end of stocks, but they will no longer be produced.
It must be said that these universal remote controls have undergone strong competition from personal assistants from Google, Apple or Amazon, and have greatly lost their appeal. Now, users use their smartphone or even a voice remote control to control all of their connected devices.
Harmony universal remotes are a small part of Logitech’s sales … However, the Swiss automaker has promised support will be continued for existing models, with platform updates to be able to control new devices. It will always be possible to access the software and applications that allow you to configure the remote controls. It remains to be seen for how long. And Logitech does not give precise information, just a vague ” as long as users are using the product
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Logitech began offering its Harmony remotes in 2004 after purchasing the company Easy Zapper, which designed the first model in 2001. Logitech had not released a new remote since 2019.
Source : The Verge