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Logitech finally offers new grips for G9 mouse

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on December 5th, 2008

Logitech G9 ID GripWhen it comes to peripherals for PC gaming, normal mice and keyboards that ship with computers today really don’t cut it. Gamers need peripherals with more performance and customization options. Gaming with a normal 800 dpi mouse is not what gamers really want.

Back at E3 2007 I first laid eyes on the Logitech G9 gaming mouse. The mouse offered some interesting features including very high resolution for excellent sensitivity and customization with interchangeable grips to change the look and feel of the mouse. At the time, Logitech said that it would be introducing additional grips with different shapes and customized artwork.

Logitech has shipped its one billionth mouse

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on December 3rd, 2008

Logitech Billionth MouseNearly every desktop PC on the planet makes use of the same peripherals. The mouse and keyboard have been with computers almost as long as computers have been around. In the world of peripherals, there are a few big names in mice like Logitech and Microsoft.

Logitech announced today that it has now shipped its one-billionth mouse. Logitech shipped its first mouse, the Logitech P4, in 1982. By 1996, the company had shipped one million mice globally. By 2003, Logitech had shipped 500 million mice and a mere five years later Logitech has doubled that amount to one billion mice shipped.

Logitech diNovo Mac Edition now available

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on November 11th, 2008

Logitech diNovo Mac EditionI remember when the original Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard came out. The keyboard was thin, very attractive and offered excellent typing feel. The problem was that it lacked any Mac specific keys making hard-core Mac fans stay away from the diNovo line.

Logitech announced today that its diNovo Mac edition keyboard is now available to purchase for $99.99. The keyboard has the same thin .87-inch profile the Edge had that made it so comfortable to type on. Logitech also uses its PerfectStroke key system on the Mac edition with longer travel and great typing feel.

Logitech unveils Guitar Hero wireless controller

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on October 23rd, 2008

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere EditionGuitar Hero and Rock Band are huge games that have been credited with reviving more than one bands career. The games are so popular that they have spawned a host of aftermarket controllers and gear to help gamers get into the music play.

Logitech announced back in July that it would be unveiling a premium line of Guitar Hero controllers. Logitech has made the first controller in the line official and it’s called the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller. The device is only compatible with Guitar Hero on the PS2/PS3, Rock Band fans are SOL.

Logitech Pure-Fi iPod/iPhone speaker docks unveiled

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

Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime Alarm clockThe iPod and iPhone are two of the most popular technology devices around and a slew of gadgets and accessories are available for both products. Even the bedroom is getting in on the accessory act for the devices with things like alarm clocks that wake you to your own playlist.

Logitech announced two new iPod/iPhone speaker docks today called the Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus and the Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime premium alarm clock for iPod and iPhone. The Pure-Fi Express has omnidirectional speakers and can charge your iPod or iPhone as it plays music from the device. The dock features a wireless remote with a 30-foot range and can be powered by AC power or batteries.

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 V550 Nano mouse is always nearby

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2008

Logitech V550 Nano mouse is always nearbyMany of you are not comfortable with your laptop’s touchpad and whenever possible choose to use a real mouse. Well, not a real one that eats cheese and spreads disease, squeaking when you click it. A computer mouse. But that’s not convenient when you’re on the go. The Logitech V550 Nano mouse could be your new favorite toy.

It has a Clip-and-Go dock that sticks to your notebook’s casing, so you can clip the cordless mouse to the outside, then take it with you. It’s a nice simple solution. This mouse also sports Logitech’s rapid-scroll wheel and an 18-month battery life. Oh, did I mention it also has a tiny wireless receiver that doesn’t stick out from the USB port? The V550 is available this month for $60 and it should make life easier for you.

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 & Activision to develop premium instruments for Guitar Hero

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on July 31st, 2008

Logitech & Activision to develop premium instruments for Guitar Hero
Activision and Logitech have announced a partnership where Logitech will create “premium” instrument controllers for Guitar Hero: World Tour. The press release isn’t very clear, but we take that to mean that Logitech will be making nicer, more beautiful and more expensive versions of the stock Guitar Hero guitars for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. .

The new gear will be fully compatible with World Tour. This is probably good news for fans of GH since Logitech makes quality stuff. Soon you’ll be rocking a far better ax then you rock now.

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 debuts PS3 force feedback steering wheel

Posted in Controllers by Nino Marchetti on July 15th, 2008

Logitech Driving Force Wireless

Logitech, besides announcing a wireless Wii keyboard, also unveiled today a force feedback steering wheel for the PlayStation 3. It is called the Logitech Driving Force Wireless and it prices around $100.

The Logitech Driving Force Wireless wheel makes use of force feedback, which “creates directionally precise, tactile feedback that accurately simulates forces experienced in the game.” This wheel is also wireless, making use of a USB receiver to connect to the PS3.