Logitech unveils wireless solar keyboard K750

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

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.

Logitech offers $25 credit for delayed Revue pre-orders

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2010

We all like speedy delivery of the products that we buy. Let’s face it, we are all a bunch of spoiled babies. And so, Logitech is taking the time and effort to change our diapers by emailing out apology gift codes for those who did not get the Google TV device as expected.

The gift code is worth $25 and applies to anything on the website, plus the order will be upgraded to free shipping. Not a bad way to apologize at all.

Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 now available

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

Despite having been announced way back in September, the all new Wireless Trackball M570 from Logitech is now finally available for purchase in the US through Logitech’s online store.

The device is powered by a single AA battery and sports a 5-button design. Some other features include a 2.4GHz radio frequency (works up to 10 meters away), built-in trackball and a tiny USB receiver. The Wireless Trackball M570 will cost you $59.99.

Logitech Revue remote control app out for Android phones

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2010

Logitech is now offering its Google TV remote control app in the Android Market, which allows smartphone owners with the OS to control their Logitech Revue. The touchscreen controllers have a trackpad and keyboard, with virtual buttons for the always important adjusting volume and changing channels. Setup is easy if both the Android device and Revue use the same Wi-Fi network.

The $300 Revue comes with its own hardware keyboard remote and is compatible with Logitech’s popular programmable universal remotes. An iOS app is also in the works, but it has not hit the App Store yet.

Logitech Revue gets a shipping date

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

If you’ve pre-ordered the Logitech Revue, the company is now sending out shipping notifications. The Google TV set top box is scheduled for shipping on October 21st. That’s just 10 days away. Surely you can handle a short wait like that.

Get ready to put on your pajamas and settle in for a long Google TV marathon session when it does arrive. Google TV will be coming to several devices in the near future and those devices will be competing against Apple’s latest version of Apple TV.

Logitech announces Speaker Lapdesk N550 Notebook Cooler

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

Need to cool things down with your notebook? Well, Logitech has just announced the Speaker Lapdesk N550. It’s a notebook cooler pad designed for machines with displays of 14.1-inches or smaller. It will keep the temperature of your notebook on the cool side and features integrated stereo speakers on either side of the notebook for rich, full stereo sound.

The angled base also raises your laptop display to a comfortable viewing position. You just plug it into the notebook’s USB port and you are ready.

Logitech’s Google TV box gets official: $300, camera, mobile apps

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

Logitech has confirmed the first Google TV device, the Revue. It will focus on the Android-based platform’s hybrid TV/web searching and TV apps but should also have strong support for Logitech’s other devices. It can act as a Harmony gateway, with new iOS and Android apps. It also supports the same Unifying receiver technology that is found in its mice and keyboards, so it supports existing peripherals as well as the pre-supplied keyboard and optional diNovo mini-based Mini Controller.

A Media Player app on the Revue will get media from computers on the local network through DLNA. And of course it can output up to 1080p over HDMI and has two USB ports for accessories like the new TV Cam webcam for video chats over Logitech’s Vid. The device works with traditional remotes through IR blaster inputs and gets online using Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Logitech to offer Google TV HD Video Conferencing

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Logitech is getting ready to unveil its Google TV hardware and the company’s VP claims that they have more than just Google TV hardware. Logitech had previously acquired LifeSize Communications, a company that specializes in corporate HD video conferencing.

This technology will be hitting your living room soon and should be compatible with Google TV. Some of Logitech’s webcams are already certified to offer Skype HD video calling, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if it were all related.

Logitech debuts F540 headphones for gamers

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 28th, 2010

Logitech has unveiled a new set of headphones called the F540. The new headphones are designed for gamers and will work with different game systems. You can use the headphones on a PC, PS3, or Xbox console.

The headphones connect with a 2.4GHz USB adapter with a wireless range that will let you play from across the room. The headphones support chat in games and they use 40mm tuned drivers for good sound quality.

Logitech offers new speaker options for laptops

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 1st, 2010

Of all the notebooks I have tired over the years it’s safe to say that 99.99% of the have crap sound systems. They sound flat, lack volume so you can actually hear what’s going on and have no bass. This is the reason there are some any different external speakers and headphone options around.

Logitech has announced a couple new laptop offerings called the Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 and the Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515. Both speakers are aimed at notebook users with Mac or Windows machines. The Z515 is a wireless offering with a USB transmitter that uses 2.4GHz tech for 50-foot range. The speaker can also connect to the iPad or iPhone wirelessly as well.

Logitech Z623 2.1 speaker system

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

Logitech is at it again, with another above average PC speaker system at a below average price. The Z623 system is a 2.1 set rig, with a pair of mobile satellite speakers and a ported subwoofer. The company is aiming this system at users who want a home theater in their bedroom.

It includes RCA, 3.5mm input sockets and a built-in headphone jack. It delivers 200 watts of power and is THX certified for just $149.99. Available this September in both the US and Europe.

Logitech adds to Ultimate Ears line of earphones

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

Ultimate Ears was around for a long time before Logitech gobbled it up. The company makes a wide range of earphones for everyone from the professional musician to the audiophile looking for the best sound. Today Logitech has added several new and reasonably priced offerings to the lineup.

The new earphones include the Ultimate Ears 500, 500vi, 350, 200, and 200vi. The VI versions are just like the non-VI offerings except for the inclusion of inline controls for music and a mic for music phones. The 500 series has a low profile design that sits flush with the ear and is optimized for accurate sound and depth.

Logitech Wireless Headset H760 lands for pre-order

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

Logitech has announced a new wireless headset is coming to market that is aimed at the office type or home user who makes lots of VoIP calls and voice chats from the computer. The headset is called the Wireless Headset H760. The thing is up for pre-order right now.

Exactly when the headset will ship is unknown. The pre-order price is $99.99. For that much money, you get a headset that uses behind the ear style for comfort. That style should also keep your hairdo neat as well. The ear pads are sculpted foam and pivot.

Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 heads to market

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

I have been using Logitech keyboards for years and years now and think they are some of the best out there. I have tended to stick to wired keyboard like the old illuminated Keyboard. Logitech has a new wireless version of the Illuminated Keyboard that looks pretty good though.

The keyboard is called the Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800. The keyboard connects to the computer with the 2.4GHz Logitech Unifying receiver. That means that if you have a Logitech wireless mouse you only need that one small USB connection.

Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 with touch media controls

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2010

The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 peripheral bundle comes with a mouse and a keyboard. All wireless and with one-touch media controls. It features quiet, low-profile Logitech Incurve keys which are easy on your fingers. The company claims that it has a three-year battery life, but that depends on how often you use it.

The laser mouse sports an ambidextrous design with soft rubber side grips, a one-year battery life and a high-performance laser that allows smooth tracking on most surfaces. Both models use Logitech’s small Unifying receiver which can remain in your USB port on your notebook without getting in the way. The range is up to 10 meters, and comes with 128-bit AES keyboard encryption.