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Logitech Unveils MX5500 Mouse, Keyboard Combo

Posted in Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Reuben Drake on September 4th, 2007

Logtech MX5500 Bluetooth keyboard and mouse comboLogitech has announced the the new MX5500 cordless desktop system, featuring the already launched MX Revolution mouse along with a new LCD-enhanced keyboard, both Vista-ready.

The new keyboard in this combo from Logitech focuses largely on a small LCD screen on the top center of the keyboard which prominently displays the time and date along with calculator functions, music playback status and incoming messages. The keyboard features the Vista Flip 3D, Gadgets and Zoom along with shortcut buttons and a Zero Degree tilt keyboard for comfort.

Logitech Pure-Fi Dream gives us iPod bedroom envy

Posted in iPod Accessories,Logitech,Speakers by Nino Marchetti on August 16th, 2007

Logitech Pure-Fi DreamLogitech wants to help set the bedroom mood iPod style as it unveiled today a “new category of iPod speakers for the bedroom.” While that bold claim remains to be seen the Logitech Pure-Fi Dream is coming in November for around $250.

The Logitech Pure-Fi Dream incorporates a number of different technologies into its stylish looks. You get your iPod docking/charging station with manual and remote control of audio features as well as LCD display of what’s currently playing. You get a digital FM/AM radio with presets. There’s also motion sensing for lighting up control buttons as needed and letting one wave a hand for snooze without touching a button.

Pure-Fi Anywhere iPod Speakers

Posted in iPod Accessories,Logitech,Speakers by Chetz on August 16th, 2007

Pure-Fi Anywhere compact iPod speakersLogitech has put out a nice upgrade to the mm50 iPod speaker dock with the release of the Pure-Fi Anywhere speaker system. The Pure-Fi Anywhere speakers consist of a set of 2-inch Max-X drivers along with 3-inch pressure drivers for a nice base sound to give your iPod a noticeable public voice.

The speaker system can give you up to 10 hours of playback on rechargeable batteries or can be plugged in and charge your docked iPod while its playing. The speaker system supports all dockable iPods and will also play from other MP3 players through the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The player has some nice conveniences as well such as a remote control that can run your iPod from anywhere in the room and features shuffle and repeat functionality at the touch of a single button. The Pure-Fi Anywhere speakers even come with a …

Logitech Releases V470 Cordless Laser Mouse with Bluetooth

Posted in Bluetooth,Logitech,Mouse by Chetz on August 14th, 2007

Logitech V470 cordless laser mouse with BluetoothMatching up to the increasing number of notebooks being made with Bluetooth built in, today Logitech announced a the new V470 cordless laser mouse designed to work with notebooks having Bluetooth connectivity. The V470 uses Bluetooth 1.2 to connect to either a MacBook or Windows PC notebook, ridding you of the need for any type of external receiver required for most wireless mice. Logitech says the new mouse will be available in September in Europe and the U.S. going for $49.99.

The Logitech V470 comes in a glossy finish of white or blue, boasts a battery life of up to 4 months and includes a low-battery indicator light. The mouse also has a “zoom” feature along with Logitech’s side-to-side scrolling which gives the user both vertical and horizontal scrolling. This comes in real handy on wider pages viewed on smaller notebook …

Customizable Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Darrin Olson on August 1st, 2007

Logtech G9 Laser MouseLogitech released the $99 G9 Laser Gaming mouse today as its latest addition to their G-series of gaming peripheral devices. The G9 has a number of features to improve both its usability and comfort for long gaming sessions with a dpi range from 200 to as high as 3200 and 1,000 reports per second through the wired USB connection.

For starters the G9 has interchangeable grips, one being a wider, softer grip for comfort and the other a smaller, “DryGrip” for precision movements with no fluff. To add to this customized size Logitech also lets you customize the weight to comply to the type of game your playing, your mousing surface and simply to get the best feel for you. In the bottom of the mouse is a spring loaded cartridge that allows up to 28 grams of additional varying weight, which can be changed …

Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave

Posted in Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Chetz on July 26th, 2007

Logtech Cordless Desktop Wave keyboard and mouseThe new Wave keyboard from Logitech has your complete typing comfort in mind with curves that are designed to nicely fit your hands without any odd-shaped or spread-apart keys that cause you to re-learn to type. The wave design even goes all the way down to the actual keys, giving them each a slight contour for your fingertips.

The total typing comfort doesn’t stop there, though. The Wave keyboard also has a cushioned palm rest and the height is adjustable to three different positions. Should you choose to go with the whole Wave desktop set instead of just the keyboard you’ll also get a ambidextrous and precise laser mouse with standard buttons and rubberized grips that will run for up to 6 months on one set of batteries (the keyboard goes for 15 months without a battery change).

The Wave Desktop set is …

Logitech VX Nano Cordless Notebook Mouse

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Reuben Drake on July 23rd, 2007

Logitech VX Nano Cordless Mouse for notebooksThe Logitech VX Nano mouse is the latest cordless mouse from Logitech targeting notebook users. The Nano part of the name refers does not refer to the actual mouse but to the little USB receiver. Logitech is calling it the “plug and forget” mouse since the receiver plugs into your USB port and only sticks out 8mm, keeping it almost flush with the notebook in many cases. Most USB receivers protrude out quite a bit more requiring you to unplug them when you put your notebook away, but this one could potentially be left plugged in all the time without worry of it breaking off.

Aside from the nice low-profile receiver, the VX Nano also has that cool precision scroll wheel we saw on the MX Revolution from Logitech last year. The precision scroll wheel has two modes letting you scroll …

MX Air Mouse from Logitech

Posted in Logitech,Mouse,Remotes by Chris Weber on July 12th, 2007

MX Air Mouse from LogitechLogitech has launched a new product today that will help further integrate computers into home entertainment centers. The new handheld gadget is a essential a mouse and Logitech is calling it an air mouse, or the MX Air Mouse to be exact.

On a desktop surface the Air Mouse works pretty much like any other mouse using laser tracking to detect movement along with right and left click buttons. The difference between this and other similar devices is that it also works while being held in the air by recognizing specific hand gestures. The company claims that the mouse can even distinguish between normal hand movement and the deliberate gestures controlling operations on your computer.

We’ve seen other motion sensitive mice before that can sense movement and make the cursor react appropriately, but Logitech says the MX Air Mouse uses something a little different called …

Logitech X-240 Speakers with Integrated iPod and Zune Cradle

Posted in iPod,Logitech,Speakers,Zune by Paul Patterson on January 5th, 2007

Logitech X-240 Speakers with iPod and Zune CradleThe Logitech X-240 speaker system includes an integrated, stow-away cradle for an iPod, PDA, or mobile phone. The cradle makes it easier for people to charge, sync and play their portable device with their PC.

The X-240 Control Center Cradle includes audio controls for a PC or Mac that provides digital music enthusiasts with “convenience and flexibility” when using iPod or Zune with a PC. The plug-and-play cradle allows people to dock their digital device to charge it, sync it, or just play music. The cradle has specialized trays for the iPod and Microsoft Zune and can be stored flush with the control pod when not in use.

Keep in mind, the X-240 isn’t just a fancy iPod cradle; it is a quality speaker system too. Dynamic, real-time bass equalization maximizes bass response from the down-firing subwoofer while …

Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote

Posted in Home Theater,Logitech by Quagmire on December 4th, 2006

Logitech Harmony 890Imagine a world in which you control all your home entertainment and advanced lighting systems using only one remote. Such a world could be yours with the Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote. The Harmony 890 allows you to wirelessly control your home entertainment system without direct line-of-sight to the components.

The Harmony 890 uses both radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) wireless signals to control the parts of your home-entertainment system that may be hidden behind walls or cabinet doors. The 890 breaks the line-of-site barrier by sending RF commands to a wireless A/V bridge receiver. The receiver serves as a bridge by converting RF signals to IR commands, and then broadcasts infrared signals to the components allowing you to achieve true wireless bliss.
Logitech Harmony 890 Screen
Programming the 890 is easy; just connect the remote to your …

3Dconnexion adds SpaceNavigator to Line of 3D Navigation Devices

Posted in Accessories,Logitech by Paul Patterson on November 28th, 2006

SpaceNavigator3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced the addition of SpaceNavigator and SpaceExplorer to its line of 3D navigation devices.

SpaceNavigator is an entry-level 3D navigation device designed for students and enthusiasts looking to take advantage of 3Dconnexion’s support of more than 100 of today’s 3D applications such as Google Earth and Google SketchUp.

The SpaceNavigator support of Google Earth allows you to instantly circumnavigate the globe, hover or move up and down like a helicopter, or fly through cities and canyons with precise control. SpaceNavigator also supports Google SketchUp which allows you to model nearly anything such as buildings, appliances, cars, or even people in 3D.

SpaceNavigator features two programmable buttons that allow you to perform common actions quickly. The device recognizes each new application and adapts the behavior of the control cap and button assignments automatically to free you from the repetitious steps.

All 3Dconnexion devices feature …

Logitech MX Revolution Mouse Scrolls Fastest

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Darrin Olson on October 22nd, 2006

Logitech MX Revolution MouseLogitech has a high-speed mouse on the market with the MX Revolution with advanced controls to make mouse functions easier to use.

The key feature of this MX revolution mouse is the MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel, which lets you scroll through long documents very quickly, or you can switch to a more common precise click-to-click scrolling mode for navigating things at a normal speed. You can switch between the two modes by simply moving the Quick-Flip thumb wheel. You can also quickly search the Web by highlighting a word or phrase and pressing the convenient “search” button. In the “Free-spin” mode, there is very little friction at all on the wheel, which allows you to give it a push and it will continue to spin, and scroll, for up to 7 seconds before it slows to a stop on it’s own.

The Logitech …

Logitech NuLOOQ Gives New Look To Mousing Around

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Darrin Olson on October 9th, 2006

Logitech NuLOOQ
The NuLOOQ navigator (pronounced ‘new look’) from Logitech is not new to the market as it’s name might imply, but it is probably “Nu” to you if you are not a graphics designer with a Mac.Up until now the NuLOOQ has been available and on the market, but it came with an Adobe Suite of products, and was only supported by the Mac. Now it is sold separately and works with Windows XP SP2 or more. It works with a few products where the design of the NuLOOQ is probably most handy and practical, such as some Adobe graphics programs, MS Word and Excel, Final Cut, iMovie, and iTunes, but it can be configured to work with just about any application with it’s programmable buttons.
The NuLOOQ is stationary and weighs about a pound, but with it’s navring you can spin it around to zoom …

On the Edge with Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Keyboard

Posted in Bluetooth,Keyboards,Logitech by Quagmire on October 3rd, 2006

Logitech diNovo EdgeI think it is time for me to get a new keyboard. Logitech today announced its new ultra-slim diNovo Edge Keyboard. The diNovo is a minimalist work of high-technology art. The diNovo is laser cut from a single, semi-translucent piece of black Plexiglas and set into a brushed-aluminum frame which is an anorexic ¾-inch thick.

The diNovo also breaks new ground in technology as it becomes Logitech’s first rechargeable keyboard. The diNovo also features an integrated touch-sensitive navigation and scroll panel, and includes embedded Bluetooth wireless technology.

The Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November witha MSRP of $199.99 (USD).

diNovo Edge [Logitech]

Logitech Has the Edge with DiNovo

Posted in Bluetooth,Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Darrin Olson on October 3rd, 2006

Logitech Dinovo Edge DesktopDesktops are really becoming more popular as things are becoming more wireless in general. The new wireless keyboard and mouse combination from Logitech further enhances the move towards disconnected innovation, and is doing it with some style.

A really nice feature with the DiNovo Edge which is not common in other similar desktops is having mouse-like navigation on the keyboard. Anyone that has had their keyboard sitting on their lap while leaning back in their chair has encountered the incredible inconvenience of finding they need their mouse for something. Having the Logitech TouchDisc on the keyboard can eliminate the need for your mouse and let’s you lean back and relax a little while working.

Another nice feature is some of the “stealth” hot keys that are backlit and only visible when activated by touch, and then fade away. There is also a touch sensitive …