What If Abhishek Bachchan gets Paid More than Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3?

May I ask you schmucks a question.

What would you think if you learned that Bollywood’s numero lasto Abhishek Bachchan is being paid more than Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3.

You’d rightly assume the chutias are indeed running the Bollywood asylum! πŸ˜‰

Now you can understand my perplexity when I heard this cockamamie nonsense of a remote control costing more than a cool-looking, new 32-inch Sony, LG or Panasonic LCD TV.

Logitech has just put out a new version of its fancy Harmony remote line and it costs, hold your garlicky desi breath now, a whoppingΒ  $349.99.

No kidding, the new Harmony Ultimate remote control will deplete your wallet of $349.99!

Harmony Ultimate Remote

Remote Features

Designed to control up to 15 devices, Harmony Ultimate comes with a customizable 2.4-inch color touch-screen for “no-look control” of TV programs, movies and music through swipes and taps.

If you’re the sort to be easily impressed with big numbers, the new remote is supposed to be compatible with 225,000 home entertainment devices spanning 5,000 brands.

Logitech is touting Harmony Ultimate’s capability of programming Philips Hue lighting systems so that you can “adjust your lights to set the mood.”

The remote comes with a companion Harmony Hub device that leverages Bluetooth to turn on game consoles like Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U. Harmony Hub also controls infrared devices inside closed entertainment cabinets and without the need to point at them (pray, tell me how difficult is it to point a remote at a home theatre or DVD player?).

There’s also a Harmony Smartphone App to turn your OS or Android smartphone into a personal universal remote.

Explain why I need the Harmony Ultimate if my Harmony-enabled smartphone can do the trick!

Perhaps the $350 remote will give me all the bells and whistles I don’t need!

Other features of Harmony Ultimate include vibration feedback so you know the remote actually received your touch-screen commands, tilt sensors and buttons programmable for both short and long presses, which double the available functions.

Harmony Ultimate should be available in the U.S. and Europe in May.

Call me nuts if you want to but if even the Harmony Ultimate gives me a massage, I ain’t paying $350 for a remote!

3 Responses to "What If Abhishek Bachchan gets Paid More than Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3?"

  1. boopalanj   April 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    That is why Logitech sells off the harmony remote division.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    But they have not found any takers yet!

    I doubt any company will acquire this sucker at a decent price!

    • boopalanj   April 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Takers? – hmm, there seems to be a few.

      Decent price? – Agree. It’s common to bargain something that is to be thrown out at a low price

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Anyone will buy anything if the price is low enough! πŸ˜‰

  2. Naveen   April 17, 2013 at 1:19 am

    You have no right to insult the Logitech remote control by comparing it with Abhishek Bachchan.

    Logitech products have not given me any trouble but Bol Bachchan still haunts me.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: You have no right to insult the Logitech remote control …. but Bol Bachchan still haunts me.

    Here, weep your heart out!
    Bol Bachchan Awards for Abhishek Bachchan

    Winner, Screen Award for Best Comedian: Abhishek Bachchan
    Winner, Stardust Award for Best Actor (Comedy/Romance): Abhishek Bachchan
    Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role: Abhishek Bachchan
    Winner, Big Star Entertainment Award for Best Actor in Comedy: Abhishek Bachchan
    Winner, TOIFA, Best Actor, Comic Role – Abhishek Bachchan

    Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol_Bachchan#Awards
    I think you should consider suing all those award-givers! πŸ˜‰

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