Archive for Logitech

Logitech’s Google TV box gets official: $300, camera, mobile apps

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

Logitech has confirmed the first Google TV device, the Revue. It will focus on the Android-based platform’s hybrid TV/web searching and TV apps but should also have strong support for Logitech’s other devices. It can act as a Harmony gateway, with new iOS and Android apps. It also supports the same Unifying receiver technology that is found in its mice and keyboards, so it supports existing peripherals as well as the pre-supplied keyboard and optional diNovo mini-based Mini Controller.

A Media Player app on the Revue will get media from computers on the local network through DLNA. And of course it can output up to 1080p over HDMI and has two USB ports for accessories like the new TV Cam webcam for video chats over Logitech’s Vid. The device works with traditional remotes through IR blaster inputs and gets online using Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Logitech to offer Google TV HD Video Conferencing

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Logitech is getting ready to unveil its Google TV hardware and the company’s VP claims that they have more than just Google TV hardware. Logitech had previously acquired LifeSize Communications, a company that specializes in corporate HD video conferencing.

This technology will be hitting your living room soon and should be compatible with Google TV. Some of Logitech’s webcams are already certified to offer Skype HD video calling, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if it were all related.

Logitech debuts F540 headphones for gamers

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 28th, 2010

Logitech has unveiled a new set of headphones called the F540. The new headphones are designed for gamers and will work with different game systems. You can use the headphones on a PC, PS3, or Xbox console.

The headphones connect with a 2.4GHz USB adapter with a wireless range that will let you play from across the room. The headphones support chat in games and they use 40mm tuned drivers for good sound quality.

Logitech offers new speaker options for laptops

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 1st, 2010

Of all the notebooks I have tired over the years it’s safe to say that 99.99% of the have crap sound systems. They sound flat, lack volume so you can actually hear what’s going on and have no bass. This is the reason there are some any different external speakers and headphone options around.

Logitech has announced a couple new laptop offerings called the Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 and the Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515. Both speakers are aimed at notebook users with Mac or Windows machines. The Z515 is a wireless offering with a USB transmitter that uses 2.4GHz tech for 50-foot range. The speaker can also connect to the iPad or iPhone wirelessly as well.

Logitech adds to Ultimate Ears line of earphones

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

Ultimate Ears was around for a long time before Logitech gobbled it up. The company makes a wide range of earphones for everyone from the professional musician to the audiophile looking for the best sound. Today Logitech has added several new and reasonably priced offerings to the lineup.

The new earphones include the Ultimate Ears 500, 500vi, 350, 200, and 200vi. The VI versions are just like the non-VI offerings except for the inclusion of inline controls for music and a mic for music phones. The 500 series has a low profile design that sits flush with the ear and is optimized for accurate sound and depth.

Logitech Wireless Headset H760 lands for pre-order

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

Logitech has announced a new wireless headset is coming to market that is aimed at the office type or home user who makes lots of VoIP calls and voice chats from the computer. The headset is called the Wireless Headset H760. The thing is up for pre-order right now.

Exactly when the headset will ship is unknown. The pre-order price is $99.99. For that much money, you get a headset that uses behind the ear style for comfort. That style should also keep your hairdo neat as well. The ear pads are sculpted foam and pivot.

Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 heads to market

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

I have been using Logitech keyboards for years and years now and think they are some of the best out there. I have tended to stick to wired keyboard like the old illuminated Keyboard. Logitech has a new wireless version of the Illuminated Keyboard that looks pretty good though.

The keyboard is called the Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800. The keyboard connects to the computer with the 2.4GHz Logitech Unifying receiver. That means that if you have a Logitech wireless mouse you only need that one small USB connection.

Logitech starts shipping HD Pro Webcam C910

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 11th, 2010

Logitech has a ton of products that it offers for all sorts of needs ranging from general computer work to gaming. Logitech has announced that it is now shipping a new webcam called the HD Pro Webcam C910.

The webcam has full 1080p video recording and can make video calls at up to 720p resolution using IM services and Logitech Vid HD software. The camera also has stereo audio for call and recording quality.

Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 debuts

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2010

Logitech has made some of my favorite keyboards over the year. I use the Illuminated Keyboard all the time and my favorite gaming keyboard is the G15 with its cool LCD. Today Logitech has rolled out a new gaming keyboard called the G510.

The G510 looks a lot like that G15 I mentioned with the LCD that offers info about your game and your PC. The keyboard also has backlighting with user customizable color to match your other gaming gear.

Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 cuts the ties that bind

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2010

That cool set of wireless headphones isn’t the only piece of wireless gaming hardware that Logitech is whipping out today. Logitech has also unveiled a new wireless gaming mouse called the G700.

The G700 uses the cool new nano receiver from Logitech that takes up very little space and can even be left plugged in on gaming notebooks. The mouse has a battery good for hours of gaming per charge.

Logitech tosses wireless G930 gaming headset onto market

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2010

I like being able to cut the wires on all the gear that goes along with my PC, as long as the wireless gear works as well as the wired stuff it replaces. Logitech has a new set of headphones called the G930 that have debuted today that look interesting.

The G930 has 2.4GHz RF connectivity good for up to 40 feet of distance from the computer. The battery inside the wireless headphones is good for ten hours per charge and can be charged with a cable while they are in use.

Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i iPod dock debuts

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 4th, 2010

Logitech has added a new mobile speaker dock to its line up for the iPod called the Rechargeable Speaker S715i. The device is designed to work with any dockable iPod and will sell for $149.99 when it ships.

Logitech is mum on the ship date right now, but it should be soon. The battery inside the S715i is good for eight hours per charge. It has a pair of 3-inch drivers along with a pair of 0.5-inch tweeters and four 2-inch radiators for bass.

Logitech Z506 surround sound speakers up for pre-order at $99

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on July 15th, 2010

Logitech has unveiled its latest set of speakers for computers and other uses. The new speakers are called the Z506 and they can be pre-ordered now for $99. That is a very low price for a set of powered 5.1 speakers.

The speaker system is designed to be used with the PC, PS3, Xbox, DVD player, and Wii. The cables needed for connecting to the PC are included and connection to game consoles uses the cables included with the console.

Logitech Revue Google TV box hits the FCC

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2010

You may have to wait until this Fall, but Logitech’s Google TV box has been showing itself off to the FCC. Not much new to report on this one, but if you hit the link you can get a look at the device’s guts.

As reported previously, Google TV will bring regular TV and web video to your TV, as well as Android apps. Now that the FCC has spied this device, all we have to do is wait.

Logitech Squeezebox Touch has shipped

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on April 9th, 2010

Some good news for all of you who have been waiting. The long awaited Logitech Squeezebox Touch has finally shipped. You’ll be able to pick one up today at Logitech’s online store for $299.99.

You might remember, the network music player packs a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display, an SD card slot (up to 32GB), a USB port, WiFi, an Ethernet port and supports a wide range of music formats including MP3, FLAC, WMA, WMA Lossless, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV and AIFF.