Best Buy: Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Review

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My husband is really into gadges and new technologies, he’s always in the know about all the latest techie goodness. Our home entertainment system is no exeption! He’s always on the lookout for products that will make the whole home theater experience better. Needless to say there’s many things going on on our entertainment center; LCD TV, DirecTV DVR, DVD Player, XBox, Playstation, Wii and a laptop are always hooked up.

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You are probably picturing the mess and the insane amount of controllers and remotes. However, I still need a different remote to handle controlling each of those things. And don’t get me started with the pain it can be to browse Netflix or Youtube!

So when I was given the opportunity to review Logitech’s Harmony Keyboard it was a no brainer! We were sooooooooo excited and couldn’t wait to give it a go!

The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard lets you:

  • Control devices behind cabinet doors and walls
  • Control up to eight devices
  • Works with Apple TV, Roku and TiVo
  • Use your smartphone, with the Harmony smartphone app, to supplement keyboard controls with touch-screen gesture
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The Harmony Smart Keyboard delivers the full Harmony control experience for TV-connected Internet and home entertainment devices. It comes with everything that you need to get up and running. In addition to the keyboard, the kit includes the Harmony hub which is the brain of the system. It also includes 2 USB receivers which can be used in your non-Bluetooth enabled devices like your computer or television. It also includes an IR blaster, USB extender, and USB cable.

All you do is set up the hub so you can use the harmony keyboard and your smartphone to control all of the devices hooked up to your system. Setup was really easy (I supervised my IT guy ;) ). To pair your devices all you do is enter in the manufacturer name and model name/number, that easy! All devices just clicks away, no more having to deal with those silly universal remotes that need to be redone every time the batteries die.

Harmony Hub controls devices behind cabinets or walls

  • IR, RF, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Simple smartphone setup
  • Harmony App turns iOS & Android smartphones into personal universal remote

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My son is in love with the ability to easily type what he is looking for without issues. And if typing isn’t as exciting to you as it is to us the keyboard also has 3 keys where you can program activities. I set up the activities we use the most like Watch TV, Games and music. But the keyboard includes integrated DVR and set-top box controls, playback and volume buttons, and a touchpad for cursor control on a PC or Mac, and much more.

Right now through June 21 you can get the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard exclusively at Best Buy. The cost is $149.99. But I promised it will change your life!

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Posh Paper Parties Co Etsy Store Review

Continuing with reviews for the wonderful items we got for the Monster Bash……………..Next stop is PoshPaperPartiesCo, an amazing Etsy shop with an even more amazing mother/daughter duo behind it.

We got a highchair banner, did you know about this? and a party hat from them. The store owner, Flavia Andrews was wonderful! She asked me about the colors and theme of the party and even sent me drafts of the template she would use to make my items.

Everything was perfectly coordinated and customized to my son’s name and party. Look at how gorgeous this banner is!  The colors where vibrant and went perfectly with the party.

Each scalloped circle measures 5″, our banner had 6 of them. It fit perfectly around the highchair.
My son’s name Gael,the words “Is One!” and images were printed in high resolution, mounted on high quality cardstock and strung with fabric ribbon. All in the coordinated colors. 

Now take a look at this gorgeous party hat! Isn’t precious?

Made out cardstock with fabric ribbon trim and ties. Die cut number one and scalloped monster embellishment and soft pom-poms at the top.
Hat measures 7″ tall and 4.25″ wide. It “sits” on top of baby’s head. Ribbon ties measure 13″ long each.

There was no monster themed party hats at PoshPaperPartiesCo but Flavia was so wonderful and accommodating that she made this one specially for my son. That not only shows how talented she is but also how important she takes all her customers.

Make sure to check out their shop HERE and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.