It will also be receiving an update later this summer, which will give you a bunch of new features not included in the current version of the operating system, including the Android Market. $99 is a great deal. It will be interesting to see how many units they sell now.
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Logitech is going through some tough times and has today reported that its suffered a $30 million loss in the second quarter of 2011. This poor financial situation has now forced the current CEO of the company to resign, with chairman De Luca taking over.
But their loss is your gain as Logitech has now slashed the price of their Revue box down to $99. Now people might actually buy more of the units so they can accelerate adoption of the Google TV platform.
Logitech is set to release it’s latest compact wireless keyboard, the Touch K400. This good looking keyboard is powered by 2 AA batteries and features a 2.4GHz radio frequency that will let it work from up to 10 meters.
Other features include a built-in 3.5-inch touchpad, left/right mouse buttons, a tiny USB receiver that can be stowed away on the back of the body and it supports Windows 7, Vista and XP. The Logitech Wireless Keyboard Touch K400 will go on sale on July 29th for 4,480 Yen (or about $57).
Logitech has a brand new Hd Webcam, the Logitech C615HD. This webcam features full 360 degree rotation, tripod-ready stand and USB extender. You can make 720p HD calls on Skype and it also has Facebook and YouTube uploading features.
It boasts a simple fold-and-go design. Oh and did we mention Full HD 1080p video recording capability? The Logitech C615 HD Web camera costs just $80.
Logitech hopes to move a whole lotta units of its Google TV hardware by dropping the price of the Revue to $199 at Amazon. The $100 price drop is likely to help make a path for future hardware based on Android 3.1 and it also makes this the least expensive Google TV hardware yet.
It may also have to do with much lower than expected sales and they are hoping to make sales jump in the next several weeks. The device should be upgradeable to Android 3.1.
Developers will be able to develop apps for tablets and Google TV using the same SDK. You won’t have to do a thing to get the update. All Logitech Revue Google TV boxes will automatically get the update over-the-air when it becomes available this summer.
Logitec has just the thing if you are looking for a new external hard disk drive. You might want to check out the new Logitec LHD-PBG500U2W. This External HDD measures 75.5mm x 115mm x 13mm and has a noise level of only 18db.
This external hard drive will deliver 500GB of storage and is apparently Sony PlayStation 3 compatible. The Logitec LHD-PBG500U2W will be available in Japan starting next month for 9,000 Yen or about $109.
Good news for Mac users. Logitech has announced that its HD Pro Webcam C910 is now fully Mac-compatible. The HD Pro Webcam 910 is plug-and-play ready for Photo Booth, iChat and FaceTime. A free download will deliver integration with iPhoto and IMovie and allow video calling at HD 720p resolution. The Webcam will play nice with video calling clients like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, and Gmail Voice and Video Chat.
Some other features of the HD Pro Webcam C910 include: autofocus up to extreme close-up range (7 cm), 10-megapixel still photos, Stereo audio from two mics, one on either side of lens.
According to insiders, Logitech has suddenly frozen shipments of its Revue box for over a month while waiting for a major Google TV revamp. The company ordered its contractor Gigabyte to stop production from sometime in December through January while Google fixes the software or else puts out a whole new revision. Production would apparently resume in February or March.
Why they would halt production for up to two months without a change in hardware is unknown.
Logitech has a new solar keyboard with an ultra-slim 1/3-inch profile and laptop-style chiclet keys. The ambient light solar panels on the top of either side should mean you’ll never need to plug it in to recharge. According to the company, its low-power integrated circuits can theoretically run for three months even if you leave it in a dark place.
It uses the same 2.4GHz Nano Unifying receiver that can be found in other Logitech wireless products, meaning that you’ll only need a single one of your netbook or set-top-boxes USB ports.
We all like speedy delivery of the products that we buy. Let’s face it, we are all a bunch of spoiled babies. And so, Logitech is taking the time and effort to change our diapers by emailing out apology gift codes for those who did not get the Google TV device as expected.
The gift code is worth $25 and applies to anything on the website, plus the order will be upgraded to free shipping. Not a bad way to apologize at all.
The device is powered by a single AA battery and sports a 5-button design. Some other features include a 2.4GHz radio frequency (works up to 10 meters away), built-in trackball and a tiny USB receiver. The Wireless Trackball M570 will cost you $59.99.
Logitech is now offering its Google TV remote control app in the Android Market, which allows smartphone owners with the OS to control their Logitech Revue. The touchscreen controllers have a trackpad and keyboard, with virtual buttons for the always important adjusting volume and changing channels. Setup is easy if both the Android device and Revue use the same Wi-Fi network.
The $300 Revue comes with its own hardware keyboard remote and is compatible with Logitech’s popular programmable universal remotes. An iOS app is also in the works, but it has not hit the App Store yet.
If you’ve pre-ordered the Logitech Revue, the company is now sending out shipping notifications. The Google TV set top box is scheduled for shipping on October 21st. That’s just 10 days away. Surely you can handle a short wait like that.
Get ready to put on your pajamas and settle in for a long Google TV marathon session when it does arrive. Google TV will be coming to several devices in the near future and those devices will be competing against Apple’s latest version of Apple TV.
Need to cool things down with your notebook? Well, Logitech has just announced the Speaker Lapdesk N550. It’s a notebook cooler pad designed for machines with displays of 14.1-inches or smaller. It will keep the temperature of your notebook on the cool side and features integrated stereo speakers on either side of the notebook for rich, full stereo sound.
The angled base also raises your laptop display to a comfortable viewing position. You just plug it into the notebook’s USB port and you are ready.