Archive for Logitech

Logitech unveils new black guitar controller

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

logitechblackguitar-sbBack in January when I was at CES Logitech was showing off their red wireless guitar controller specifically for the Guitar Hero games. The controller was very cool, but was a very hard to find item available in only certain areas.

Logitech has now announced a new black version of the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition that will be available globally. The guitar is licensed for Guitar Hero only and will only work with that game, Rack Band fans are out of luck.

SpacePilot Pro 3D mouse unveiled

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2009

spacepilotpro-sbIt’s been a long time now since Logitech purchased 3DConnexion, the company that makes those somewhat odd 3D mice. The company was most well known for the short time that Second Life was a big deal with a 3D mouse that make traveling in the virtual environment easier.

3Dconnexion has announced its latest’s 3D mouse called the SpacePilot Pro. The massive device looks like it belongs in the space shuttle with a design more like a game pad than a mouse. Features include a large color LCD screen that shows function key assignments and direct access to applications like Outlook, calendar, and tasks list.

Ultimate Ears 700 noise isolation earphones debut

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

ultimate_ears_700-sbOne of the things that most music fans notice right away about their new iPod or other MP3 player is that the headphones included with the players leave a lot to be desired. Typically, the most lacking aspect on most earphones or headsets is bass. Thankfully, there are many sets of earphones around that can upgrade the sound quality from your MP3 player.

Logitech has announced a new set of Ultimate Ears 700 noise-isolating earphones. The earphones offer music fans the same audio quality that is enjoyed by 75% of touring musicians says Logitech. The 700 series earphones are each smaller than a dime for comfort.

Logitech unveils new notebook accessories

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on March 19th, 2009

logitechn100-sbWhen it comes to notebook accessories and computer peripherals Logitech is one of the biggest names in the market. The company has all sorts of products from mice and keyboards to laptop bags and gaming controllers in its catalog.

Logitech has announced a couple new laptop accessories that are intended to make working on a laptop more comfortable. Many laptops put out a lot of heat, which can make working with the laptop in your lap uncomfortable. Logitech has announced a new product called the Cooling Pad N100 that has a slotted design and a USB powered fan designed to keep your computer cool. The device has rear intake vents rather than bottom vents that can be blocked and it will be available in March for $29.99.

Logitech G19 delayed until May

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2009

Logitech G19 delayed until MayWe don’t have much info, but without giving a reason, Logitech as delayed the production of its G19 keyboard until May. Those who have been waiting will already be familiar with the specs.

The G19 is a gaming keyboard that features a QVGA resolution color GamePanel LCD screen. The 320-by-240-pixel display will give you valuable in-game information for over sixty games, including World of Warcraft.

Logitech Harmony 1100 available for $500

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

Logitech Harmony 1100 available for $500We told you about Logitech’s flagship Harmony 1100 touchscreen universal remote a month ago and now it’s available at retailers. The main selling point is the customizable, 3.5-inch QVGA full-color touchscreen and the new black anodized aluminum body.

The unit boasts a rechargeable battery and RF capabilities, and the guided online setup makes programming simple. You can get an RF extender that’s sold separately for additional control options, up to 100 feet away.

Logitech Announces Latest Quarterly Financials

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on January 20th, 2009

LogitechI have been using Logitech products for years now and I am particularly fond of the gaming peripherals and keyboards that the firm makes. I type everyday on a Logitech Illuminated keyboard and game with several Logitech products.

The firm announced its financials for Q3 fiscal 2009 and as you expect in the poor global economic climate, the numbers aren’t good. Logitech has posted sales for the quarter of $627 million, down 16% from the $744 in sales in fiscal 2008.

Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal Remote

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

Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal RemoteThe Harmony 1100 is showing itself off in Las Vegas, and the main selling point is the customizable, 3.5-inch QVGA full-color touchscreen. Buttons are so last century. You push them, sometimes they click, sometimes they don’t. Touching a panel is so much more sexy to up your volume and change channels.

It’s a good looking device. The unit features a rechargeable battery and RF capabilities, and a guided online setup makes programming simple. You want one don’t you? Sorry. It’s not shipping to the US and Europe until next month, when it will cost you $499.99.

Logitech G13 gameboard complements keyboard and mouse

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on December 10th, 2008

Logitech G13 GamepadThere have been gamepads on the market for a long time now from Saitek and Belkin to name a couple. The idea behind a gamepad is to place fewer keys in an arrangement that makes them easier to reach and removes extra keys not needed when gaming. The reality of a game pad is that you often end up having to use it and the keyboard to play complex games needing many keys.

Logitech has announced its first entry into the gamepad market with the G13. According to Logitech, the gamepad is intended to complement the mouse and keyboard, ideally the Logitech G15 keyboard and G9 mouse. The G13 offers three game modes with 25 programmable keys each and a programmable analog stick.

Logitech Announces Comfort Lapdesk for notebook computer

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on December 8th, 2008

Logitech Comfort LapdeskThere are still lots of laptop users that like to use their laptops actually sitting in their lap rather than a table or desk. The problem is that some laptops put out enough heat to roast your chestnuts after a bit of use.

Logitech has announced a new lapdesk called the Comfort Lapdesk for Notebooks that promises to prevent the heat from the computer from being an issue for the user and lift the screen up to a more comfortable viewing height.

Logitech finally offers new grips for G9 mouse

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on December 5th, 2008

Logitech G9 ID GripWhen it comes to peripherals for PC gaming, normal mice and keyboards that ship with computers today really don’t cut it. Gamers need peripherals with more performance and customization options. Gaming with a normal 800 dpi mouse is not what gamers really want.

Back at E3 2007 I first laid eyes on the Logitech G9 gaming mouse. The mouse offered some interesting features including very high resolution for excellent sensitivity and customization with interchangeable grips to change the look and feel of the mouse. At the time, Logitech said that it would be introducing additional grips with different shapes and customized artwork.

Logitech has shipped its one billionth mouse

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on December 3rd, 2008

Logitech Billionth MouseNearly every desktop PC on the planet makes use of the same peripherals. The mouse and keyboard have been with computers almost as long as computers have been around. In the world of peripherals, there are a few big names in mice like Logitech and Microsoft.

Logitech announced today that it has now shipped its one-billionth mouse. Logitech shipped its first mouse, the Logitech P4, in 1982. By 1996, the company had shipped one million mice globally. By 2003, Logitech had shipped 500 million mice and a mere five years later Logitech has doubled that amount to one billion mice shipped.

Logitech diNovo Mac Edition now available

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on November 11th, 2008

Logitech diNovo Mac EditionI remember when the original Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard came out. The keyboard was thin, very attractive and offered excellent typing feel. The problem was that it lacked any Mac specific keys making hard-core Mac fans stay away from the diNovo line.

Logitech announced today that its diNovo Mac edition keyboard is now available to purchase for $99.99. The keyboard has the same thin .87-inch profile the Edge had that made it so comfortable to type on. Logitech also uses its PerfectStroke key system on the Mac edition with longer travel and great typing feel.

Logitech unveils Guitar Hero wireless controller

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on October 23rd, 2008

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere EditionGuitar Hero and Rock Band are huge games that have been credited with reviving more than one bands career. The games are so popular that they have spawned a host of aftermarket controllers and gear to help gamers get into the music play.

Logitech announced back in July that it would be unveiling a premium line of Guitar Hero controllers. Logitech has made the first controller in the line official and it’s called the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller. The device is only compatible with Guitar Hero on the PS2/PS3, Rock Band fans are SOL.

Logitech Pure-Fi iPod/iPhone speaker docks unveiled

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 16th, 2008

Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime Alarm clockThe iPod and iPhone are two of the most popular technology devices around and a slew of gadgets and accessories are available for both products. Even the bedroom is getting in on the accessory act for the devices with things like alarm clocks that wake you to your own playlist.

Logitech announced two new iPod/iPhone speaker docks today called the Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus and the Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime premium alarm clock for iPod and iPhone. The Pure-Fi Express has omnidirectional speakers and can charge your iPod or iPhone as it plays music from the device. The dock features a wireless remote with a 30-foot range and can be powered by AC power or batteries.