It will also be receiving an update later this summer, which will give you a bunch of new features not included in the current version of the operating system, including the Android Market. $99 is a great deal. It will be interesting to see how many units they sell now.
Logitech is going through some tough times and has today reported that its suffered a $30 million loss in the second quarter of 2011. This poor financial situation has now forced the current CEO of the company to resign, with chairman De Luca taking over.
But their loss is your gain as Logitech has now slashed the price of their Revue box down to $99. Now people might actually buy more of the units so they can accelerate adoption of the Google TV platform.
Logitech is set to release it’s latest compact wireless keyboard, the Touch K400. This good looking keyboard is powered by 2 AA batteries and features a 2.4GHz radio frequency that will let it work from up to 10 meters.
Other features include a built-in 3.5-inch touchpad, left/right mouse buttons, a tiny USB receiver that can be stowed away on the back of the body and it supports Windows 7, Vista and XP. The Logitech Wireless Keyboard Touch K400 will go on sale on July 29th for 4,480 Yen (or about $57).
Logitech has a brand new Hd Webcam, the Logitech C615HD. This webcam features full 360 degree rotation, tripod-ready stand and USB extender. You can make 720p HD calls on Skype and it also has Facebook and YouTube uploading features.
It boasts a simple fold-and-go design. Oh and did we mention Full HD 1080p video recording capability? The Logitech C615 HD Web camera costs just $80.
Logitech’s MX518 optical gaming mouse has been around for awhile, and it is finally getting an upgrade as the new G400. The outside design hasn’t changed much. It’s grey in color and has a cable that’s “thinner and twenty-five percent lighter.”
The new stuff is all on the inside. The optical sensor is two times as sensitive with a maximum 3,600 DPI resolution that maintains a tracking speed of 140 inches per second. If you drop $50 you can get a pre-order from Logitech in the US and it will be available on June 19th.
Logitech is ready to launch this wireless keyboard for Apple’s iPad and Android tablets. This one is aimed at business users, as the keyboard-and-stand combo is designed to travel easily, set up quickly and get some work done wherever you go.
The keyboard pairs with your tablet over Bluetooth, allowing you to use it on your desk, lap or anywhere within 30 feet of your tablet, which is very handy. The Logitech Tablet Keyboard will cost you $69.99.
Developers will be able to develop apps for tablets and Google TV using the same SDK. You won’t have to do a thing to get the update. All Logitech Revue Google TV boxes will automatically get the update over-the-air when it becomes available this summer.
The Logitech K270 uses Logitech’s advanced 2.4GHz wireless connectivity and offers up to 2-years of battery life. Logitech claims that the advanced 2.4GHz wireless allows you to have almost no signal loss from up to 10-meters away.
The Logitech K270 also features an auto-standby feature that helps you save energy when you’re not using the keyboard. That’s good for the environment and your energy bill. The keyboard also has a tiny USB receiver that is small enough for you to keep in your laptop. The Logitech K270 wireless keyboard will cost you a very reasonable $25.
Logitech has teamed up with ZAGG to launch the new iPad 2 Keyboard Case. It’s basically a re-branded version of ZAGG’s ZAGGmate. It doubles as a protective case and will quickly convert to hold your iPad 2 either horizontally or vertically while you type away.
The device weighs 12.8 ounces and also packs in a 510mAh battery, which the company claims is good for “several weeks” of normal use without charging. You also get a Quickstart guide, four optional rubber feet and a micoUSB cable for charging. It will cost you $100.
You have to love that tactile feeling you get when you use your mouse’s scroll wheel. Logitech is hoping to give you more of that feeling with the M325 wireless mouse. It features a new “micro-precise” scroll wheel with 72 tiny ratchets, which is a lot more than your mouse wheel has.
Other features include an 18-month battery life and it uses a Logitech Unifying Receiver. If you absolutely must have this scroll wheel, it can be yours for $40 later this month, or £30 right now if you are in the UK. Get clickin’.
Logitech has announced a successor to their Logitech Z-5500 speakers. The Z906 are 500W and THX Certified and are designed to create a theater quality experience in your living room. They boast 5.1 surround capabilities, so you will really get into your movies and hear things in all directions.
The Logitech Z906 also offers ported, side-firing subwoofers that pump out 165W of distortion-free bass. The Logitech Z906 speakers will arrive in stores later this month for $349.99.
Logitech has designed a mouse specifically for use on the sofa. The Wireless Mouse M515 has a sealed bottom case that lets you use it on soft surfaces without getting snagged and caught on the fabric. It can also be used on more traditional computing surfaces as well.
Also, the M515 has up to two-years of battery life thanks to a hand-detection sensor that puts the mouse to sleep when it’s not being used. It also features Logitech’s Hyper-Fast scrolling wheel and Unifying USB micro receiver required for the laptop or home theater PC. The M515 will ship to Europe in April for £49.99 (about $80).
Good news for Mac users. Logitech has announced that its HD Pro Webcam C910 is now fully Mac-compatible. The HD Pro Webcam 910 is plug-and-play ready for Photo Booth, iChat and FaceTime. A free download will deliver integration with iPhoto and IMovie and allow video calling at HD 720p resolution. The Webcam will play nice with video calling clients like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, and Gmail Voice and Video Chat.
Some other features of the HD Pro Webcam C910 include: autofocus up to extreme close-up range (7 cm), 10-megapixel still photos, Stereo audio from two mics, one on either side of lens.
According to insiders, Logitech has suddenly frozen shipments of its Revue box for over a month while waiting for a major Google TV revamp. The company ordered its contractor Gigabyte to stop production from sometime in December through January while Google fixes the software or else puts out a whole new revision. Production would apparently resume in February or March.
Why they would halt production for up to two months without a change in hardware is unknown.
Logitech has a new solar keyboard with an ultra-slim 1/3-inch profile and laptop-style chiclet keys. The ambient light solar panels on the top of either side should mean you’ll never need to plug it in to recharge. According to the company, its low-power integrated circuits can theoretically run for three months even if you leave it in a dark place.
It uses the same 2.4GHz Nano Unifying receiver that can be found in other Logitech wireless products, meaning that you’ll only need a single one of your netbook or set-top-boxes USB ports.