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Back in January, accessory maker Logitech announced plans to sell off its popular line of Harmony remote controls -- a decision the company has only now reversed, complete with a new app-powered solution added to the lineup.
Logitech announced plans to expand the Harmony remote control line this week, starting with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub, what the company calls an "appcessory" which pairs a hardware-based hub with a smartphone app for replacing up to eight remote controls from anywhere in the house.
The hub itself is not a new product -- it's part of the company's more expensive Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control products, but the Harmony Ultimate Hub is priced at only $99.99, making it a more wallet-friendly solution for those who prefer using their smartphone as a remote control.
The announcement is also cause for celebration: Logitech has abandoned its earlier plan to sell off the Harmony division, which apparently received a nice boost with the April introduction of the Harmony Ultimate.
"The company has determined that retaining ownership is in the best interest of its shareholders," the brief press release reads, which will come as good news to loyal fans of the Harmony lineup.
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub is expected to roll out across the U.S. and Europe this August for a suggested retail price of $99.99.
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