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Logitech unveils G27 racing wheel

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 17th, 2009

logitechg27-sbWhen Logitech unveiled its G25 racing wheel, I was one of the first in line to get the thing. I love my G25 and I still use it frequently on my PS3 for playing racing and driving games. Today Logitech has announced a new high-end racing wheel to replace the G25.

The new Logitech G27 looks a lot like the G25 and offers dual force feedback motors and a mechanism with helical gearing. The wheel also features an RPM/shift indicator LEDs and has 16 programmable buttons and a D-pad.

Logitech unveils new iPod speaker docks

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2009

logitechs315iWhen I hear the name Logitech, I immediately think of mice and keyboards. That’s not all the company is about though. Logitech also makes all sorts of other gear from remote controls to speakers for computers and headphones.

Logitech has announced a couple new iPod and iPhone speaker docks. The S315i is the coolest and has a rechargeable battery inside to allow you to play your music wherever you are. The dock is good for 20 hours of music playback per charge in power-saving mode and charges your iPod or iPhone while the music plays.

Logitech unveils Wireless Desktop MK7000

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2009

logitechmk700Some of the best keyboards and computer mice I have used have been from Logitech. In fact, I am typing on a Logitech keyboard right now and I use a Logitech G15 for my gaming machine. The company makes gobs of peripherals that are among the best you can get.

Logitech has announced its latest wireless desktop called the MK700. The desktop features a mouse and keyboard that are designed for comfort. The keyboard has Incurve Keys with concave key tops to help position your fingers and softly rounded edges to allows your fingers to glide between the keys.

Logitech unveils Harmony 900 universal remote

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 11th, 2009

harmony_900-sbI have shed all my remote controls for my various components inside my entertainment center and have been using the Logitech Harmony One since it debuted. I will never go back to using the five or six separate remotes that the One replace on my coffee table.

As cool as the One is, the one catch was that the device wasn’t really intended to work components in other rooms. This is a big deal if you like to hide your gear away inside a closet or behind closed doors. Logitech has announced a new universal remote today called the Harmony 900. The 900 looks just like the One with the same design and button layout.

Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse and G330 Gaming Headset

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2009

Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse And G330 Gaming HeadsetLogitech has updated its G5 gaming mouse with the release of the new Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse. The G500 features an adjustable dpi from 200dpi all the way up to 5,700dpi, ten programmable buttons, a dual mode scroll wheel with hyper-fast scrolling, and click-to-click scrolling for weapon selection.

Logitech also introduced a new gaming headset in the Logitech G330, which features a noise canceling microphone and in-line audio controls. The Logitech G500 Gaming mouse will cost you $69.99, meanwhile the G330 headset is $49.99.

Logitec LAN-W300N/R ultra slim wireless router

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2009

Logitec LAN-W300N/R ultra slim wireless routerNot that it’s a competition or anything, but Logitec of Japan is now claiming the thinnest wireless router in the world. The LAN-W300N/R measures a sickly and anorexic 7mm at its thinnest part, while the widest part is a mere 24mm thick.

If you like your routers like supermodels, thin and sexy, the LAN-W300N/R also functions as an access point in your home or office. It’s too early to know if we will ever see it around these parts, but we hope so.

Logitech offers Unifying Receiver for peripherals

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2009

logitechunireceiver-sbOne of my all-time favorite mobile mice for notebooks is the Logitech VX Nano. The reason I liked the mouse so much was that it had a tiny Nano receiver that was so small you didn’t even need to unplug it to pack up your notebook.

Logitech has announced a new Nano receiver called the Logitech Unifying Receiver that eliminates the need for multiple wireless receivers when used with compatible peripherals. The tiny receiver protrudes from the USB port only 8mm and can connect with up to six different Logitech wireless peripherals.

Logitech unveils two new wireless presenters

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2009

logitechr800presenter-sbWhen I was in college, I had the (dis)pleasure of sitting through more lectures than I ever care to endure again. One thing that I always hated was that the professors used a wireless presenter and would inevitably end up standing beside my desk so I had to pay attention.

Logitech has announced a couple new wireless presenters called the R800 and the R400 that are designed to allow business users to walk around while controlling their presentation for a PC. The two models include the R800 and the R400.

Logitech introduces seven new webcams

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2009

Logitech introduces seven new webcamsLogitech wants you to have your choice of webcams. So they are rolling out not one, not two, not even three, but seven new Logitech webcams. How will you ever decide? Today they are introducing the Webcam Pro 9000, Portable Webcam C905, Webcam C600, Webcam C500, Webcam C300, Webcam C250 and Webcam C200.

The higher-end Pro 9000 ($99.99) sports a 2 megapixel sensor for capturing 720p video, while the lowest-end C200 ($29.99) is more basic with just a 1.3 megapixel sensor for VGA footage. All seven are expected to hit the US and Europe sometime next month.

Logitech announced drum kit for PS3 Guitar Hero

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on July 15th, 2009

logitechdrum-sbI am a fan of music games and have spent lots of time with Rock Band. It continues to bum me out that Logitech doesn’t offer any controllers for Rock Band even though it does make some of the coolest controllers for Guitar Hero.

Logitech announced its latest Guitar Hero controller for the PS3 today called the Logitech Wireless Drum Controller. The device connects to the PS3 via a 2.4GHz USB receiver and can last for up to 50 hours on a single pair of AA batteries.

Logitech unveils four new speaker systems

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on July 14th, 2009

logitechz523-sbOne of the key components that you need if you are going to take advantage of all your PC has to offer is a good set of speakers. Without a decent set off speakers you can’t listen to your music or movies without having to wear headphones or strain to hear.

Logitech has announced four new sets of speakers for multimedia use with computers including the Logitech Speaker System Z320, Z323, Z520, and Z523. All of the speaker sets feature forward-firing drivers with 360-degree sound. The Z523 and Z323 systems are 2.1 sets with two satellites and a 6.5-inch sub. The Z523 has 40-watts of power and the z323 has 30-watts.

Logitech Vid makes video calls easy

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on June 17th, 2009

logitechvid-sbI usually only have to travel once or so each year for work. Typically, it’s for CES in January and while it’s nice to be away from things for a while, my kids get restless. I usually end up doing some video calls with them from my computer so I can see what they are up to. The problem is that video calls over IM applications can be hard to set up.

Logitech has announced a new software platform today called Vid that makes it easy to initiate video calls to and from anyone using a Logitech webcam. The software itself is free and Logitech claims that you can set up the software and initiate calls easier than using an IM application.

Logitech announces G940 Flight System

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2009

I am a big fan of Logitech force feedback racing wheels. I have one of the company’s G25 force feedback wheels and it is fantastic. Logitech has made several force feedback racing wheels over the years, but the company hasn’t put its force feedback technology into flight simulation gear until now.

Logitech announced the Flight System G940 today that includes a joystick, dual throttle, and rudder pedals inspired by commercial and military aircraft. The system includes more than 250 possible programmable button combinations that ensure that you don’t have to remove your hands form the controls.

Custom formed Ultimate Ears UE 4 Pro monitors unveiled

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on May 18th, 2009

ultimateearssuctomep-sbMusicians often use in-ear monitors so they can hear what they are saying or playing over the crowd and music in the venue. The monitors also help prevent the musicians from losing their hearing over time. Emerging artists may not be able to afford the same high-end ear monitors as the big stars, but they can get custom monitors on the cheap.

Ultimate Ears makes a full line of headphones for iPod’s and other MP3 players as well as a full line of professional in ear monitors. The company has announced a new budget pair of monitors called the UE 4 Pro that retail for $399.

Logitech’s G19 gaming keyboard goes on sale

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2009

logitechg19-sbFor some reason, we have no idea why, Dell’s online store has a 30 day exclusive on Logitech’s G19 gaming keyboard. They just started selling it at $180, or $260 when bundled with the G9 laser gaming mouse.

Sure, that’s a lot of money, but fragging opponents in game is priceless. The sooner you buy it, the sooner you’ll be gloating and getting cheese doodle residue and Mountain Dew all over it.