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BOSTON, April 15, 2021 (Newswire) – Earlier this week, Logitech dropped a bomb on gadget lovers everywhere by announcing that it will cease production of new Harmony remotes.
The good news is the company will continue to support existing customers of its highly popular line of remote controls.
“We plan to support our Harmony community and new Harmony customers, which includes access to our software and apps to set up and manage your remotes,” the company said in a statement. “Customer and warranty support will continue to be offered.”
Most models of the remotes are still available for purchase and there is some inventory left over at Amazon, but it is unclear how long this will last. If you want a Harmony remote, snag one now.
Here is a rundown of the most popular remotes
- Harmony Elite – This top-of-the-line universal remote lets you consolidate remotes for 15 devices, and it will control your smart home. Its standout feature is a full-color LCD touchscreen.
- Harmony Touch – This futuristic-looking remote also has a color LCD screen and will let you consolidate 15 remotes down to just one.
- Harmony 950 – The Harmony 950 is nearly identical to Elite but it is limited to controlling IR-based devices only (traditional home theater equipment).
- Harmony Companion – This critically acclaimed push-button remote has many of the same features of the Elite, sans the color LCD touchscreen.
- Harmony Hub – Harmony Hub turns your smartphone or tablet into a full-featured remote for both home entertainment and smart devices too.
- Smart Control – If the inventory is available, you can likely get a good deal on this predecessor to the Companion that gives you the option to control your smart and entertainment devices using a hard-button remote or your phone.
“While there has been speculation that Logitech would discontinue the Harmony line, it’s great that the company is supporting existing customers well into the future,” said Tim Brennan, founder of UniversalRemoteReviews.com. “I love my Harmony Elite and will continue to use it until the buttons fall off. It is a sad day for the electronics industry.”
Home theater expert Youthman talks about some of the reasons for Logitech discontinuation of the remotes here:
Prices Subject to Change
UniversalRemoteReviews.com has noticed that prices for some Harmony remotes have increased dramatically since Logitech made the announcement. This trend may continue so our recommendation is that you buy now.
Full Reviews Available
You can read full reviews of all the Harmony remotes here in the UniversalRemoteReviews.com blog.
2021 Comparison Chart & Deals Tracker
Earlier this year, we created a comparison chart and dynamic deals tracker that lets you compare the benefits and pricing on the most popular Harmony remotes side by side.
The tracker pulls in prices nightly from Amazon via direct integration with Amazon’s API.
Founded by technical writer and blogger Tim Brennan, UniversalRemoteReviews.com is an online reviews website specializing in reviewing top-rated universal remote controls. The site is owned and operated by Writeinteractive, Inc. As an Amazon Associate, Writeinteractive may earn a commission from qualifying purchases when a customer links over to Amazon from our site.
Harmony Remotes Discontinued, Logitech Halts Production Not Support was distributed as a press release via PR Newswire on April 15, 2021
About the Author
Tim Brennan, Technical Writer & Blogger
Tim Brennan [a.k.a. "Tec Timmy"] is a senior technical writer with over 25 years of experience writing for companies and organizations in and around Greater Boston, including GE and MIT. In addition to actively writing about universal remotes, Tim is also a regular contributor over at oneSmartcrib.com, a smart home blog. Tim holds a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University. Brennan is a father to two sons, a Star Wars nut, and loves a good taco🌮. There is a strong chance he is developing a crush on Amazon Alexa. You can learn more about Tim here.