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Re: harmony remotes RIP
Someone will likely take Harmony private, and hopefully improve the product.
They spent too much time being afraid of technology such as Smartphones rather then figuring out how to leverage it to sell more product.
The smart thing for them to do would have been to use the remotes as a gateway to small pieces of home automation and branch out from there, but it appears they're really averse to investing in product development.
That costs money, but seriously, the only research they do is when it comes to cutting costs.
They took the Revolution XX mouse that had a built in battery (not user replaceable) and created a newer one that did.
This removed a shitload of warranty replacements due to failing batteries. Push the cost to the consumer.
No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......
The problem is that user-replacable batteries sacrifice battery capacity to get the replacability, particularly if you're switching from internal Li-Ion to AA NiMH.
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