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Logitech introduces Harmony Keyboard remote

Kaido

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http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/04/harmony-smart-keyboard/

Basically a K400 coupled with the Harmony Wifi-controlled IR blaster. Neat concept. I have a K400 in my HTPC & I really like it. However, it's only $25:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wirel...dp/B005DKZTMG/

The Harmony remote system with the dumb remote is currently $110 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-915-0...dp/B00BQ5RYI4/

This would give you a keyboard, dumb remote, and smartphone remote for $135, which is $15 cheaper than the AIO Harmony Keyboard setup with more functionality. Hmm.
 

Charlie98

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I saw that K400... I think I need to get one of those. I'm sick of having wires strung across the room when I try to do maintenance on the HTPC...
 

Kaido

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I saw that K400... I think I need to get one of those. I'm sick of having wires strung across the room when I try to do maintenance on the HTPC...
I have a K400 & a Logitech M515 "couch mouse". The mouse is has tinted plastic on the bottom so you can use it on fabric, like the arm of a couch or your pants leg. Also $25:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Couch...dp/B004HIN8N2/

It's a great combination because if you're just doing basic stuff, you can use the touchpad on the K400, but if you want to do more complex power-user stuff or if you want to play a video game, the M515 works great. Really really nice combo setup :thumbsup:
 

Aikouka

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I use a Logitech MediaBoard Pro (MBP) with my NUC. It has a dedicated on-off switch and a trackpad. The advantage is that the MBP uses Bluetooth, so I can just tie into the internal WiFi + BT card rather than waste one of the precious USB ports (2 front, 2 back) on a wireless dongle. The disadvantage is that the MBP is meant for the PlayStation 3, and so it lacks a Windows key.

This device looks nice, but I do wish the keyboard was a bit bigger. It seems like one of those tiny keyboards that's a bit hard to type on... and it's ridiculously expensive.
 

NutBucket

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I like the Lenovo but the range sucks. 9ft line of sight and it still isn't 100% reliable.
 

evident

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I wish this came out earlier. I got the K400 which is nice but i think my wireless land line phone or wifi interferes with the RF of the keyboard which makes the range a little bit crappy for me. Bluetooth would have been nice, and i probably woulda paid full price for this keyboard.
 

DesiPower

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I like the Lenovo but the range sucks. 9ft line of sight and it still isn't 100% reliable.
In one room my computer is not in direct line of sight and is a good 15ft away, its not 100% reliable but then none of them are
 

Zaap

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I've had my Belkin Media Pilot nearly 10 years (can hardly believe I've had any piece of computer hardware that long that's still in use, but I do) and it's still going strong on main HTPC. I've yet to find anything I like better for the job, though that Logitech does look better than 90% of other devices I've seen come and go.
 

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