Logitech Harmony Elite Review

Logitech Harmony Elite Review
overall Score5
  • The Logitech Harmony Elite ne mafi yi-da-duka m kudi iya saya. Ya 'yan shortcomings da waɗanda cewa akwai zai kullum a saukar da na'urar kana kokarin sarrafa maimakon m kanta, kamar yadda shi ne yanayin da PS4.

Daga gida nisha da kuma mara waya jawabai ga fitilu, thermostats, na'urori masu auna sigina, Ƙararrawa kuma mafi, wannan shi ne wanda ya yi mulkin m su duka - ga wani m price


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The Logitech Harmony Elite shi ne wanda ya yi mulkin m su duka, daga TV, sa-kai akwatin da kuma bidiyo a hasken wuta, thermostat, mara waya jawabai da kuma internet-da alaka na'urori masu auna sigina, shi son sarrafa yawa.

Logitech yana da dogon tarihi na yin m duniya remotes da za su iya ba kawai sarrafa kowane IR na'urar a gaban your talabijin, amma kuma ba ka damar yin al'ada remotes for iko a tawagar daban-daban na'urorin a lokaci guda.

The Harmony Elite ne latest saman range yi-da-duka m, wani samfurin abin da ya yanzu koma bayan kawai ka nisha tsakiya da kuma yana so ya sarrafa ka dukan gidan.

Three-part tsarin

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The Elite a caji dok da Harmony Hub zuwa dama. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

Akwai uku abubuwa da Logitech Harmony Elite. Kana da m, da cibiya da app.

Yana da daya daga cikin mafi kyau tsara, mafi dadi a yi amfani da remotes na yi yardar rike. Akwai remotes for show kuma akwai remotes for ta yin amfani da, kuma wannan shi ne karshen.

Abu ne mai sauki don isa dukan Buttons, kuma suna da kyau, m Feel musu. The m yana da heft da shi ba tare da nauyi da kuma taushi-riko da baya sa ya sauki rike da. Duk wadannan abubuwa da ya kamata a mai da aka ba ga wani m costing kamar yadda wani gidan talabijin, amma sauran mafita costing m adadi kasa a kan wannan muhimman hakkokin matakin.

The top uku na Elite ne mai 2.4in launi touchscreen for zabar na'urorin, zabi fi so tashoshi ko ayyukan, ko kafa a kashe custom dokokin da aka ba daure su jiki Buttons.

The m na da caji dok a cikin abin da shi ramummuka lokacin da ba a yi amfani, amma zai šauki mai kyau mako ko haka tsakanin zargin idan kun haka so.

Farawa kafa

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The Harmony app sa kafa da m via a smartphone mai sauki, shiryar mataki-by-mataki tsari. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

Kafa da m ne ma daya daga cikin mafi sauki matakai Na jima ina, ta hanyar da duniya remotes, amma ba za a iya yi a kan Elite kanta.

Saita bukatar wani Android, ko kuma iOS na'urar, ko kwamfuta. The Harmony app kafa mai amfani account kuma ƙara da na'urorin. Har ila yau, Yanã shiryar da masu amfani, ta hanyar kafa ayyukan kamar "Watch TV" kyale daya m juya da kaya a kan, canji channel a kan tauraron dan adam akwatin, daidaita girma ta yin amfani da amp da kuma canja hoto halaye a kan TV.

All kana bukatar ka sani shi ne abin da kana kokarin kafa shi tare da, ciki har da model number idan an zartar. A cikin game da bakwai da minti ina da shida na'urorin saitin da biyar ayyukan suke shirye su je.

Aya ta ko ina

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The m haɗu da Hub wayaba, wanda sai relays umarnan da na'urorin, ma'ana m za a iya nuna ko'ina ko amfani a wani dakin. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

The Elite haɗu da Harmony Hub, wanda a nuna Harin daga dokokin to your daban-daban na'urorin via infrared, Wi-Fi ko Bluetooth, duk da ake bukata.

The Hub zo da biyu IR blasters da za a iya plugged a cikin mayar da mika sawun ta watsa damar iya yin komai, wanda yake shi ne da amfani idan kana da wata load of m boye a cikin wani kabad.

Yana nufin ba ka da nuna da m a kowace musamman shugabanci da kuma mayar da martani ne azumi – da yawa fiye baya IR tushen Logitech Harmony remotes.

The Elite ne broadly kasu kashi biyu ayyuka: "Ayyukan", wanda hadawa na'urorin da ayyuka tare a cikin daya m; da kuma na'urorin, which lists out all of your devices individually with full control of their every function.

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The smartphone app also works as a full remote, with the volume buttons being able to control the TV’s volume, Alal misali. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

Hit “Watch TV” on the touchscreen for instance, and it’ll turn on everything needed for watching TV and set a starting channel. For me that’s the amp, the satellite box and the TV, all set to the right input and mode automatically. I then get a custom remote to change volume with the amp, switch channels with the satellite box and activate picture-in-picture with the TV.

If I want to swap to the Amazon Fire TV, I hit that button and it switches the input on the amp, switches off the satellite box and we’re off.

Once you’re done with the lot, press the dedicated off button on the very top of the remote and it takes care of the rest.

In over two months using it I have yet to have it fail to turn something on or activate the right mode, but there are helpful buttons to fix things if they go wrong by sorting through what’s not on or correctly set.

All the same actions can also be performed using the Harmony remote app on any Android or iOS device, meaning others in the room don’t have to have the remote to change the channel. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing rests on the dynamics of your living room.

Internet of things tamed

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The remote can control a variety of internet of things devices, including the Nest smart thermostat and any device connected to the SmartThings system. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

The Harmony Elite is about as good as a universal remote can get, but it gets a lot more interesting when you start to include your internet-connected devices in your home.

Without any configuration, the Harmony Hub can control hundreds of smart home devices from lights to thermostats to speakers.

Alal misali, anything configured with Samsung’s SmartThings Hub can be controlled using the Harmony. You can pause, wasa, skip tracks and adjust the volume of Sonos speakers. You can view the state of your presence, temperature, activity or water sensors.

It will even notify you if your Nest smart thermostat goes into away mode because it hasn’t spotted you in a while, if you’re actively using the Elite at the time, allowing you to turn it back on and adjust the temperature if you wish.

Not only can these devices be controlled individually, but they can also be combined into activities. I can turn off all the lights in the house with one button, or I could dim the lights in the lounge to only a lamp in the corner when switching on the TV.

A lot of the potential of the internet of things revolves around smart devices performing timed functions. But when you want to trigger an action right this minute, it’s often a case of digging out a smartphone, loading an app and hitting a button.

The Elite removes that rummaging, or puts it all within one remote app on your phone.

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The remote lasts around a week of evening use per charge, or can just be left in its dock overnight. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

PS4

The one disappointing thing I’ve found with the Elite is with its control of Sony’s PlayStation 4. The PS4 makes for a great media player and while the Elite can control some aspects of it, the remote can’t turn on the PS4, can’t control Netflix playback or some other bits. It also won’t turn it off, only putting it into sleep when you hit the power button.

Logitech blames Sony for this, which insists that the primary driver is always the PS4’s controller, making for a lousy media experience.

Abun lura

  • It’s easier than I’d like to accidentally hit a button on the touchscreen when picking up the remote from the sofa
  • Channel favourites remove the need to go hunting in the guide for BBC One in HD every time
  • Trying to control pairs of Sonos speakers ends in one being turned up or down only, not both
  • The Elite can send IR commands directly, if you need it to, which makes it easier to controll things in another room
  • The shiny black Hub is a dust magnet

Farashin

The Logitech Harmony Elite is the top of the range remote from the company, costing £280. The Hub can be bought on its own for use with a smartphone for £100 or with a screen-less remote for £120, which is better value but not as convenient as not everything can be done from the remote.

Hukunci

The Logitech Harmony Elite ne mafi yi-da-duka m kudi iya saya. Ya 'yan shortcomings da waɗanda cewa akwai zai kullum a saukar da na'urar kana kokarin sarrafa maimakon m kanta, kamar yadda shi ne yanayin da PS4.

Babbar matsalar shi ne price: it is very expensive for a remote. Logitech’s Harmony Hub is where the real potential lies, with its ability to control pretty much anything and become an interface for IoT devices. Controlling your home entertainment is tedious with only a smartphone, duk da haka, as it’s never a single button push to get the job done and always takes longer than you’d like.

For those that are annoyed by the plethora of remotes sitting on the coffee table and want something that just works, then the Elite is worth the price of entry.

Ribobi: controls practically everything, no line-of-sight required, easy to set up with the app, can also use the app to control, IoT integration, ergonomic

Fursunoni: tsada, relatively easy to accidentally press a button on the touchscreen when picking up the remote, setup cannot be done directly on the remote

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The back of the hub has a microUSB socket for power, two sockets for IR blasters and a reset button should everything go wrong. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

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