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Logitech Z-5 omnidirectional speakers announced

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

Logitech Z-5 Omnidirectional SpeakersIf you are a fan of digital music on your notebook or desktop computer, you have probably noticed that not all speakers are created equal. You can listen to music privately with a headset, but if you want room-filling music, you need a good set of external speakers. The problem is that not every room or desk has the space for a big speaker system.

Logitech announced a new speaker system for use with both PC and Mac systems called the Z-5 Omnidirectional Stereo Speakers. The omnidirectional speakers don’t project sound along one single path. Rather, the omnidirectional design projects sound in a complete circle around the speakers.

Logitech unveils illuminating keyboard

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 2nd, 2008

Logitech Illuminated KeyboardIf you have ever tried to work in a dark room you know that it can be hard to find all the keys on the keyboard. This is especially hard for the non-touch typist. Many gaming keyboards now feature backlighting, but backlighting is not something seen on most general use keyboards.

Logitech has announced a new general use keyboard that features full backlighting called the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. The keyboard uses the Logitech PerfectStroke key system for good feedback and typing.

Logitech di Novo for Notebooks announced

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 2nd, 2008

di Novo Edge Notebook KeyboardOne of the best Logitech keyboards I have used is the di Novo Edge. The keyboard is thin and has fantastic battery life. I often used the keyboard with my notebook when on the go thanks to its thin design, but it was still a bit large for a notebook keyboard.

Logitech has announced a new keyboard today called the di Novo Keyboard for Notebooks. The keyboard looks similar to the di Novo Edge with a thin profile and aluminum on the wrist rest. The di Novo for notebooks is 17.01″ L x 6.81″ W x 0.87″ H and weighs 1.98 pounds with four AAA batteries.

Logitech Squeezbox Boom breaks cover

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 29th, 2008

Logitech Squeezebox BoomWhen I was growing up if you wanted music in different rooms of your house, it meant fighting over CDs with your siblings and owning multiple stereo systems. Thankfully, today most people buy their music digitally and network media players allow us to stream tunes wirelessly throughout the house to multiple users.

Logitech announced its latest Squeezebox model called the Boom all-in-one network music player. The Boom has an integrated amp, high-performance speakers, and simplified setup. All that is needed to set the Boom up is an AC outlet and a wireless network.

Logitech Speed Force Wireless racing wheel for Wii announced

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 21st, 2008

Logitech Speed Force WirelessThere’s no denying that playing the Nintendo Wii is very fun with its unique control method. The one thing I don’t like playing on the Wii is driving games. I don’t care for steering the vehicle with the Wii remote turned sideways. I have wished for a real steering wheel on more than one occasion and Logitech has finally made my wish come true.

Logitech has announced the first force feedback wheel ever for the Nintendo Wii. The racing wheel is called the Logitech Speed Force Wireless racing wheel and is licensed by Nintendo. The wheel is easy to set up and store thanks to one-piece design that does not use pedals. Controls for brake and throttle are located on the wheel. Logitech equipped the wheel with an expandable lap rest that allows you to play while sitting on a chair or couch.

Logitech launches diNovo Edge for Mac

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 6th, 2008

Logitech diNovo Edge MacLogitech launched the diNovo Edge for Windows computers a long time ago, and it is one of the best keyboards ever from Logitech in the opinion of many users. I used one exclusively for a long time until I got tired of changing it out for my gaming keyboard every time I wanted to play a video game.

Mac users are being embraced by Logitech with a new version of the diNovo Edge designed specifically for the Mac. The keyboard is called the Logitech diNovo Edge Mac Edition and it is the first diNovo keyboard designed specifically for the Mac. The Mac edition of the Edge has all the features the original Edge offered including semi-translucent Plexiglas on the frame, orange backlighting, and a very thin 0.5-inch profile.

Logitech adds free access to Pandora for Squeezebox owners

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on July 29th, 2008

Logitech TransporterDigital music fans like to be able to listen to their music in any room of their home and there are a few ways to do this. You can run wires all around your house for speakers and connect them to a central media server. You can also use the easy way and go with a wireless media system like the Logitech Squeezebox.

Logitech has made the Squeeze box line even more enticing with an announcement today that it is now offering free access to Pandora to owners of the Logitech Squeezebox Duet, Squeezebox, and Logitech Transporter network music devices.

Logitech unveils premium Mac webcam

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on June 24th, 2008

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for MacLogitech has a long history of making some of the best webcams available for computer users. What Logitech doesn’t have much of a history offering are Mac compatible webcams. In fact this week Logitech announced its first ever Mac compatible webcam that uses premium technologies.

The Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac has Carl Zeiss optics and is compatible with iChat and Skype on the Mac. The camera also uses a voice coil motor for its focusing system rather than a stepper motor. Thus provides faster focusing and allows the webcam to focus on objects as close as 10cm from the lens.

CES 2008

Logitech offering new keyboard/mouse combo

Posted in CES 2008,Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 RevolutionLogitech has revealed at CES a new keyboard-and-mouse combination which features its well regarded MX Revolution cordless laser mouse and a premium keyboard. It’s called the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution and it is set to price at around $170.

The Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution features prominently Logitech’s MX Revolution mouse. It sports a special scroll wheel, among other features, which lets users either zip through Web pages and documents or lets them have precision movement through lists and such. It’s joined by a keyboard which has a built-in LCD screen to display information like ime and date, calculator, temperature, Web site favorites, a keystroke counter, e-mail updates and media information, such as band and song titles.

CES 2008

Logitech Squeezebox Duet brings out your tunes

Posted in CES 2008,Digital Audio,Home Theater,Logitech by Darrin Olson on January 6th, 2008

Logitech Squeezbox DuetLittle by little technology continues to work towards integrating your digital life with the not-yet digital portions of your world, and Logitech is bringing it a step closer this year by unveiling the Lotitech Squeezebox Duet music system. This new system being launched at CES 2008 consists of a receiver box and a handheld controller that brings digital music from your computer to your living room, entertainment center, kitchen or just about anywhere you like to listen to music around your house.

The receiver is connected via WiFi (802.11g) to your computer (PC, Mac, Linux) and can be configured to find and play your personal music collection wirelessly. The receiver is then connected to your home entertainment center through standard audio cables to bring your digital music out of your office and into the rest of your home.

CES 2008

Logitech launches new Harmony remote

Posted in CES 2008,Logitech,Remotes by Nino Marchetti on January 6th, 2008

Logitech Harmony OneIf there was one universal remote to rule them all, this new Harmony model being introduced by Logitech at CES might just be it. The Logitech Harmony One is priced at around $250.

The Logitech Harmony One sports a 2.2-inch touchscreen on its slim body, letting you touch the appropriate activity button so the remote can do a variety of pre-programmed functions like turning on the television, home theater system and TiVo. You can also have the remote display icons of specified TV stations for quick access to favorite stations.

Logitech Z Cinema PC surround sound

Posted in Home Theater,Logitech,Speakers by Darrin Olson on January 6th, 2008

Logitech Z Cinema Advanced Surround Sound System for your computerSo now that there are becoming more and more high quality movies, games and music available to download from the intertubes onto your computer, the next thing a person finds themselves needing (aside from getting that content over to their living room) is a higher quality display and sound system to take advantage of all this advanced media technology. This year at CES, Logitech is coming through with the sound portion of this equation by launching the Logitech Z Cinema surround sound system.

This new speaker system consists of just two satellite speakers (no rears) and a subwoofer along with what Logitech calls “SRS TruSurround HD” to put your desk chair in the middle of the surround sound action. The speakers have a 180W hybrid Class D + Class AB tri-amp, two-way satellite speakers and an 8″ subwoofer along with 24-bit audio via a USB connection. If for some reason you are unable to play your digital audio through the PC that the speakers are connected to, you can also just connect the player to an input jack to play directly through the speakers. Also, in the event that you don’t already have a media center remote control with your system, Logitech is throwing one is as well.

CES 2008

diNovo Mini from Logitech: a couch potato’s friend

Posted in CES 2008,Keyboards,Logitech by Nino Marchetti on January 5th, 2008

Logitech diNovo MiniSay you have your PC connected to your television. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a small keyboard to help you control your PC entertainment? Logitech has your answer at CES – the new Logitech diNovo Mini, priced at around $150.

The Logitech diNovo Mini is a mini-keyboard which uses Bluetooth 2.0 technology to communicate with a linked PC. Through the diNovo Mini you can control Web and media functions like you were using a full keyboard. There’s a self described “ClickPad” which can be used either as a touch pad for mouse-like functions or as a directional pad to navigate and make selections. The ClickPad features as well two backlight modes.

Logitech Unveils PS3 Bluetooth Headset, Keyboard

Posted in Bluetooth,Headsets,Keyboards,Logitech,PS3 by Reuben Drake on September 12th, 2007

Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Bluetooth keyboard for the Playstation 3Logitech has announced a new wireless keyboard and headset designed for use with the Playstation 3 game console coming to shelves yet this fall. Both PS3 accessories will use Bluetooth technology to connect to the game console.

The new keyboard from Logitech connects to the PS3 wirelessly and runs on two AA batteries promising up to 200 hours of use. The MediaBoard Pro Bluetooth Keyboard comes in a thin, glossy black finish with many features designed specifically for interacting with the PS3. The keyboard has a built-in touchpad on the right, similar to a notebook touchpad with scrolling and left and right button clicks in the place of a mouse. It also has dedicated keys to simulate the controller buttons such as circle, square and triangle, along with shortcut keys for web browsing and movie menus. And of course the full keyboard works well for fast harassing during gaming and eases the setup of profiles and entering URL’s.

Logitech AudioHub combines speakers, USB hub

Posted in Logitech,Speakers,USB by Nino Marchetti on September 11th, 2007

Logitech AudioHubTake some decent quality notebook speakers. Add in a multi-port USB hub. What do you get? The new Logitech AudioHub, priced at around $100 and available in October.

The Logitech AudioHub offers up an an adjustable one-piece, three-chamber speaker system with an integrated subwoofer teamed with a three port USB hub. The AudioHub has a low-profile design, says Logitech, measuring three-and-a-half inches in height. It comes with a cable management system on its base and a cable hook on the back to take care of cable clutter.