#Logitech’s New $250 #Harmony #Express #Remote Puts #Alexa In Control

New York (The Verge) — Logitech’s new $250 Harmony Express remote puts Alexa in control theverge.com/2019/4/16/1831….

Logitech has announced the Harmony Express remote, which offers full support for Amazon Alexa voice commands. There’s a mic built into the remote and also a speaker so you can hear Alexa’s responses.

Alexa is built right into the remote itself; yes, there’s a microphone in there, along with a speaker so you can hear Alexa’s responses. If Logitech’s other Harmony remotes are aimed at the home theater enthusiast crowd, the Express is meant for casual consumers who want to walk into their living room, turn on the TV, and get to Netflix or Prime Video with voice commands. That sounds great in theory, but my time with the Express so far shows that Alexa might not yet be ready to handle all that responsibility.

Also, why in the world is this thing $250? Chris Welch/@verge

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