Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse and G330 Gaming Headset

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

Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse And G330 Gaming HeadsetLogitech has updated its G5 gaming mouse with the release of the new Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse. The G500 features an adjustable dpi from 200dpi all the way up to 5,700dpi, ten programmable buttons, a dual mode scroll wheel with hyper-fast scrolling, and click-to-click scrolling for weapon selection.

Logitech also introduced a new gaming headset in the Logitech G330, which features a noise canceling microphone and in-line audio controls. The Logitech G500 Gaming mouse will cost you $69.99, meanwhile the G330 headset is $49.99.

Logitech offers Unifying Receiver for peripherals

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2009

logitechunireceiver-sbOne of my all-time favorite mobile mice for notebooks is the Logitech VX Nano. The reason I liked the mouse so much was that it had a tiny Nano receiver that was so small you didn’t even need to unplug it to pack up your notebook.

Logitech has announced a new Nano receiver called the Logitech Unifying Receiver that eliminates the need for multiple wireless receivers when used with compatible peripherals. The tiny receiver protrudes from the USB port only 8mm and can connect with up to six different Logitech wireless peripherals.

Logitech unveils two new wireless presenters

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on August 5th, 2009

logitechr800presenter-sbWhen I was in college, I had the (dis)pleasure of sitting through more lectures than I ever care to endure again. One thing that I always hated was that the professors used a wireless presenter and would inevitably end up standing beside my desk so I had to pay attention.

Logitech has announced a couple new wireless presenters called the R800 and the R400 that are designed to allow business users to walk around while controlling their presentation for a PC. The two models include the R800 and the R400.

Logitech introduces seven new webcams

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2009

Logitech introduces seven new webcamsLogitech wants you to have your choice of webcams. So they are rolling out not one, not two, not even three, but seven new Logitech webcams. How will you ever decide? Today they are introducing the Webcam Pro 9000, Portable Webcam C905, Webcam C600, Webcam C500, Webcam C300, Webcam C250 and Webcam C200.

The higher-end Pro 9000 ($99.99) sports a 2 megapixel sensor for capturing 720p video, while the lowest-end C200 ($29.99) is more basic with just a 1.3 megapixel sensor for VGA footage. All seven are expected to hit the US and Europe sometime next month.

Logitech announced drum kit for PS3 Guitar Hero

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on July 15th, 2009

logitechdrum-sbI am a fan of music games and have spent lots of time with Rock Band. It continues to bum me out that Logitech doesn’t offer any controllers for Rock Band even though it does make some of the coolest controllers for Guitar Hero.

Logitech announced its latest Guitar Hero controller for the PS3 today called the Logitech Wireless Drum Controller. The device connects to the PS3 via a 2.4GHz USB receiver and can last for up to 50 hours on a single pair of AA batteries.

Logitech unveils four new speaker systems

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

logitechz523-sbOne of the key components that you need if you are going to take advantage of all your PC has to offer is a good set of speakers. Without a decent set off speakers you can’t listen to your music or movies without having to wear headphones or strain to hear.

Logitech has announced four new sets of speakers for multimedia use with computers including the Logitech Speaker System Z320, Z323, Z520, and Z523. All of the speaker sets feature forward-firing drivers with 360-degree sound. The Z523 and Z323 systems are 2.1 sets with two satellites and a 6.5-inch sub. The Z523 has 40-watts of power and the z323 has 30-watts.

Logitech debuts wireless Guitar Hero controller for Xbox 360

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Logitech debuts wireless Guitar Hero controller for Xbox 360Third-party wireless guitar controllers for the Xbox 360 have been hard to come by, but Logitech is leading the charge with this new Guitar Hero-licensed controller that’s similar to its PS3 and PS2 offerings, except that its orange, and Xbox 360-compatible.

It features a wood neck, rosewood fingerboard, and metal frets just like the others, along with a touch-sensitive slider on the neck, strum bar and fret buttons that are “virtually silent,”. It also has a range of 30 feet.

Logitech Vid makes video calls easy

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on June 17th, 2009

logitechvid-sbI usually only have to travel once or so each year for work. Typically, it’s for CES in January and while it’s nice to be away from things for a while, my kids get restless. I usually end up doing some video calls with them from my computer so I can see what they are up to. The problem is that video calls over IM applications can be hard to set up.

Logitech has announced a new software platform today called Vid that makes it easy to initiate video calls to and from anyone using a Logitech webcam. The software itself is free and Logitech claims that you can set up the software and initiate calls easier than using an IM application.

Logitech V220 notebook mice now in colors and trippy patterns

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2009

Logitech V220 notebook mice now in colors and trippy patternsThe new Logitech V220 notebook mice are far out man. Normally only coming in dark gray, the three-button peripheral now comes in several psychedelic colors, including blue, pink, purple and red. But not just colors. There’s also three new patterns available.

It shares its RF-based nano USB receiver with higher-end mice like the VX Nano and you can leave the connector plugged into a notebook even when it’s in a bag. “The man” can have his boring old plain mouse. You’ll be rocking the colors and patterns of peace love and grooviness. They ship today for $30.

Logitech announces G940 Flight System

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2009

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I am a big fan of Logitech force feedback racing wheels. I have one of the company’s G25 force feedback wheels and it is fantastic. Logitech has made several force feedback racing wheels over the years, but the company hasn’t put its force feedback technology into flight simulation gear until now.

Logitech announced the Flight System G940 today that includes a joystick, dual throttle, and rudder pedals inspired by commercial and military aircraft. The system includes more than 250 possible programmable button combinations that ensure that you don’t have to remove your hands form the controls.

Logitech Harmony Adapter for PS3 Review

Posted in Review by Shane McGlaun on May 22nd, 2009

harmonyadapterps3Before I started using my Logitech Harmony One universal remote, I had five different remotes for my entertainment center. What was worse was that my kids and my wife were simply dumbfounded when it came to changing from the satellite box to the PS3 or any other component. You can only tell someone how to do a three-step process so many times before you get irritated.

Thankfully, after the Harmony One landed in my hands I was able to shed all those remotes and use only the One for the most part. I still needed my PS3 controller or the Blu-ray remote to control my PS3 for watching movies, which was a pain. Recently Logitech announced a new adapter called the Harmony Adapter for PS3 that answered my wishes for one remote to rule them all in my home theater. Today we are going to look at the Harmony Adapter for PS3, read on for all the details.

Custom formed Ultimate Ears UE 4 Pro monitors unveiled

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on May 18th, 2009

ultimateearssuctomep-sbMusicians often use in-ear monitors so they can hear what they are saying or playing over the crowd and music in the venue. The monitors also help prevent the musicians from losing their hearing over time. Emerging artists may not be able to afford the same high-end ear monitors as the big stars, but they can get custom monitors on the cheap.

Ultimate Ears makes a full line of headphones for iPod’s and other MP3 players as well as a full line of professional in ear monitors. The company has announced a new budget pair of monitors called the UE 4 Pro that retail for $399.

Logitech’s G19 gaming keyboard goes on sale

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2009

logitechg19-sbFor some reason, we have no idea why, Dell’s online store has a 30 day exclusive on Logitech’s G19 gaming keyboard. They just started selling it at $180, or $260 when bundled with the G9 laser gaming mouse.

Sure, that’s a lot of money, but fragging opponents in game is priceless. The sooner you buy it, the sooner you’ll be gloating and getting cheese doodle residue and Mountain Dew all over it.

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.

Logitech Harmony PS3 adapter launches this month

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2009

Logitech Harmony PS3 adapter launches this monthWe told you back in March that Logitech is preparing the Harmony Adapter for the PS3, but at the time we didn’t have much info. Best Buy actually had it listed but was removed and is now cached. Anyway, it looks like the Harmony Adapter to be available in several weeks on May 31st in the USA.

The price isn’t bad for the luxury of not using the PS3 game controller as a remote. How many of you have been doing just that forever now?