|Logitech Harmony 890-Pro Advanced Universal Remote|
|Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 07 June 2007|
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When you review a product such as the Logitech Harmony 890 Pro Advanced, the list of features can become a boring read. In truth, the list was too long, and was page destined to be passed over by even the most patient reader. I went easy on that list, and decided to break it up and place snippets into different sections of this article. On this page you will find only the most important features which separate the Harmony 890 Pro Advanced from the average universal remote control.
The Harmony 890 remote sends RF commands to the wireless receiver with a wireless range of up to 100 feet, and the receiver then blasts infrared signals to the components. The Harmony 890 remote is also designed so that a person can navigate through photos, videos, and music on a PC by using the optional Harmony USB wireless PC transceiver, which plugs directly into the computers USB port.
The Logitech Harmony 890 Pro Advanced universal remote control supports the Z-Wave wireless technology standard, which is used by manufacturers of dimmer switches for lighting, climate controls, and security systems. The Harmony 890 remote is already capable of control advanced lighting systems using this standard, and will eventually support other categories of home-automation systems in the near future. An additional (optional) range extender is available to help offer coverage to far reaching area's.
As consumers set up a Harmony 890 remote, they enter component or appliance model numbers using the online interface, and the Harmony setup wizard matches the component with the appropriate infrared codes. This simple process alleviates the need to program a remote with dozens of individual infrared commands. The Harmony 890 remote plugs into a PC so that these codes can be easily downloaded to the remote through the included USB cable. Once programmed, the Harmony remote sends wireless signals that automatically update all the Harmony wireless receivers throughout the house with the latest control information.
Logitech Smart State Technology
The Harmony 890 remote makes use of one-touch activity buttons that include any combination of entertainment components, and even light settings. The simplicity of Logitech Smart State Technology makes it easy for customers to operate the remote.
Designed for State-of-the-Art Home-Entertainment Systems
The remote also uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, eliminating the need to change batteries. When the remote is not in use, it rests on an attractive charging platform.
Logitech Harmony 890 Pro Description
Logitech introduces radio frequency to its award-winning line of Harmony universal remote controls. The Harmony 890 remote has all the great features of the best-selling Harmony 880 remote, but adds the ability to control devices without a direct line of sight. Hide all the wires and components behind cabinet doors or in a separate room and still command them with the one-touch activity buttons on the Harmony 890 universal remote.
• Complete control with one remote