A whopping seven Logitech products were named as 2008 CES Innovations award winners for excellence in design and engineering including the new Logitech Harmony One advanced universal remote which won in the Home-Entertainment Accessories category.
The Harmony One continues to use the Harmony technology while providing a bright and colorful touchscreen as well as an intuitive button layout and a more ergo-friendly curved design. It’s well designed and works well in the hand.
Logitech’s diNovo Mini Palm-Sized Keyboard with Media Remote and ClickPad was an honoree. Helping to ease the control of a PC entertainment system from the sofa contributing to the further invasion of PCs into the family room. The Geeks were not overly excited by this device.
Moving on to a new acquisition of Logitech, WiLife presented a video solution for home and office self-monitoring. WiLife has an easy to setup PC-based video monitoring solution that uses HomePlug’s networking over power so you only need to run one cable for power to the (up to six) cameras and a base unit connected to a PC allowing for capturing video when detected to remote viewing of video. This all in one solution deserves a thumbs up from the Geeks as it will help those of us interested in video surveillance of our property by not have to run video cables in addition to power.