Logitech Unveils the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse & New Mousepads

Long battery life and gaming are two opposite poles of the end, but Logitech is giving it a shot anyway. The company has announced the G602 wireless gaming mouse today, which declares that it can run for more than 1,400 hours during gaming before requiring new batteries, which makes two months of continuous 24/7 use.

Logitech G602 Gaming Mouse

The G602 is the latest addition to Logitech’s family of rebranded G series that the company launched back in March .The G602 is equipped with 11 programmable buttons and is rated for 250 hours in full gaming mode. Other than this, the mouse also has an endurance mode that dials down the controls and offers low-power state of mouse control, in which the mouse can work for 14, 00 hours on the same batteries. Among other features it includes Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology with 2500DPI.

This mouse certainly is worthy of the best possible surface to track on, two new mouse pads have been added to the lineup that will provide the best optimal surface to your new gaming mouse. These include:

– The Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad
– The Logitech G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad

Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad
• Lower friction, maximum rolling speed and mouse gestures
• Consistent and a clean surface texture for edge to edge performance
• Matched to Logitech G sensors: giving gamers enhanced sensor accuracy and precision
• Stable rubber base: strongly bonded to high impact polystyrene core making it a winning foundation.
• Multilayer construction provides maximum strength.
• Retail price of $29.99.

Technical Specifications:
Width: 340 mm
Depth: 280 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 229 g (approximate)

Logitech G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
• Moderate surface friction for low DPI maneuvers
• Consistent surface texture
• Uses a surface texture comparable to optimal testing techniques
• Stable rubber base
• Comfortable cloth construction at just 1 mm thick.
• Roll for easy transport and lies flat.
• Retail price of $19.99.

Technical Specifications
Width: 340 mm
Depth: 280 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 90g (approximate)

Each of these products is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in September 2013.

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Logitech Comfort Keyboard K290 Revealed

Only four days to go for the launch of Logitech’s latest Comfort keyboard K290 specially designed to cater the mid-range consumer market.

The keyboard is a full-size layout with keys separated into three areas. All the keys are there where you expect them to be. So typing is faster and easier. It also includes the LED notification center at the top right of the keyboard. When the caps/num/scroll lock is enabled, the light gets switched on. The elegant black finish is complemented with slate grey keys that have a “frame” design to give the keyboard a contemporary/classy look. The bottom case and cable are cool blue, adding up a bit of freshness and character.

Logitech Comfort keyboard K290

It comes with a built-in palm rest and adjustable tilt. Your hands should move freely while you type. In between typing, you can use palm rest for resting your wrists. You can use the tilt legs to adjust the position of the keyboard accordingly. This keyboard, in comparison to other keyboards has low-profile keys, which makes typing less noisy and less disturbing to others. The typing noise is of 47.5 dBA for standard keys, 52.5 dBA for the special keys (multimedia keys at the top), and 55 dBA for the space bar.

Logitech Comfort keyboard K290

Furthermore the keyboard last for 10 million strokes without tiring down further than usability, also it is spill resistant. It won’t go dead if you mistakenly spill your drink on it.

Measuring 459 x 182.6 x 20.4 mm / 19.1 x  7.2 x 0.8 inches, which is not bad at all. It is available at a price of only $19.

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Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 Announced

Just today Logitech drew the curtains away from their Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 which is a highly elegantly designed pair of speakers complementing the sleek good looks of both Mac and Ultrabook computers. With these Bluetooth supported speakers you can actually stream music and other audio from your computer, smart phones and tablet with great ease.  Three devices can be active simultaneously and swapping between them is very simple, by just pressing pause on one and play on the other.

Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600

Basically the speakers were designed to look like an object of art using shapes, materials and colors that mend with the modern living and complement the ultrathin laptops. Having an additional advantage of built-in Bluetooth connectivity, these speakers are perfect for today’s wireless, multi-device lifestyle.

The system is build to give maximum sound quality performance. Whether you are listening to music, watching movie or playing a video game; these speakers will deliver clear and well-defined audio with 3 drivers in each speakers.

Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600

Moving onto its controls, the entire top panel of the right speaker is a smooth, responsive touch disk. For volume controlling, simply glide the finger up and down around the edge. Other controls like power, Bluetooth pairing and 3.5mm input are placed discreetly on the back. Every single minute detail has been carefully worked upon. Specially designed cables, that lay flat, run between the speakers without exposing, giving a neat and tidy look.

Other than this, a USB Bluetooth transceiver is packed along giving you one of the most amazing wireless experiences with computers. This transceiver allows you to connect wirelessly to computers that do not support Bluetooth even. Summing up, you can actually connect speakers to any device with an audio output using the 3.5mm auxiliary input.

The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 are expected to be available in the US and Europe in the upcoming month with a price tag of $149.99.

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Logitech Introduces G Line of Gaming Products

Logitech used to be a big player in the gaming market, but other companies like ROCCAT and Razer has really taken over the market in the last few years. Logitech is back with an entire new line of gaming peripherals, which they are calling the Logitech G Line. It includes six redesigned mice and keyboard favorites and well as two new headsets.

Logitech has rethought and redesigned these new devices to help gamers play at their best. They have improved durability and comfort by adding advanced surface materials to strategic tactile zones. For heavy contact zones like the mouse buttons Logitech has added fingerprint-resistant coatings. The G100s and G400s gaming mice feature exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology, which is optimized for high-accuracy cursor control.

The G Line is comprised of:

– Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse
– Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse
– Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
– Logitech G100s Optical Gaming Mouse
– Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard
– Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard
– Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
– Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset

Check out the video below, which goes over the G Line.

Each of these products is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in April 2013 and in Europe beginning May 2013.

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CES 2013: Logitech

Since the birth and death of the MX518 mouse Logitech has been desperately looking for that product to put them back into the spotlight of the gaming scene. This year at CES Logitech has taken the steps toward that potential product. Mice and keyboards designed by gamers for gamers (Sorry Razer) craftsmanship and design planning really shine though. Can Logitech sway you away from some of the newer more attractive players on the market? 2013 could be a return to glory for the once gaming king.

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Bracken P. Darrell Becomes Chief Executive Officer of Logitech

Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today filed a Current Report on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirming that Bracken P. Darrell has become the chief executive officer of the company, effective January 1, 2013, as part of an executive leadership transition planned when he joined Logitech as president in April 2012. Mr. Darrell succeeds Guerrino De Luca, who continues as chairman of the board. The Current Report on Form 8-K is available on Logitech’s website at http://ir.logitech.com.

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Logitech Announces Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard and Rechargeable Trackpad

Today Logitech announced the expansion of its Mac lineup with two new products: the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac, iPad and iPhone and the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac.

Each product brings new dimensions to the way you navigate and control your favorite Apple products. The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard features Logitech Easy-Switch technology – similar to the popular Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 – so you can easily go from typing an e-mail on your Mac to taking notes on your iPad to replying to a text on your iPhone, by simply pressing a button. In addition, the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad gives you the full set of Mac OS multi-touch gestures on a smooth glass surface.

“Logitech’s new products build on what people love about their Macs, iPads and iPhones, and make them even more convenient and easy to use,” said Mike Culver, vice president of brand development for consumer computing platforms at Logitech. “Building on Logitech’s history of delivering high quality products, both the keyboard and trackpad have an insightful design that complements your existing Apple devices, and you’ll appreciate their smart power management as well.”

Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard
The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard can pair with up to three Apple devices simultaneously, and its familiar Mac layout features the keys you’d expect, including Command, Brightness and Mission Control. Its sleek aluminum design matches the Apple style, making it look right at home next to your Mac, iPad or iPhone.

In addition to its attractive design, this keyboard was built to maximize usability and power. The bright illumination of its backlit key characters makes them easy to read in low light conditions or at night, so you can type in any environment. Virtually anticipating your needs, the keyboard turns on its illumination when your hands approach, and it automatically dims or brightens based on the amount of light in the room.

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad
The Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad features multi-touch control, so you can click, scroll, swipe, zoom and more. With a low-profile design and smooth glass surface, the trackpad replicates a touch-screen experience. And, because the touch area is larger than the typical notebook’s touchpad, it’s easier to take advantage of the full range of Mac OS multi-touch gestures, so you can naturally control and access your information. Plus, the trackpad has been engineered with embedded precision sensors and resistance to fingerprints and scratches.

In addition, the trackpad makes battery hassle a thing of the past – it is rechargeable through a USB cable and can be used while being recharged. Fully charged, you’ll have one month of power, which you can manage through its convenient On/Off switch. With Bluetooth wireless connectivity, the trackpad also provides up to 30 feet of wireless range.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard and the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in January 2013, for a suggested retail price of $99.99 and $69.99.

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Logitech Announces the Harmony Touch Universal Remote

Today Logitech announced the next generation of its award-winning line of Harmony remotes, the Logitech Harmony Touch. This premium advanced universal remote gives you customization with an intuitive color touch-screen for unprecedented control of your home-entertainment system.

Designed to make finding your preferred entertainment as easy as possible, the Logitech Harmony Touch lets you add, remove and re-order up to 50 favorite channel icons from your respective cable or satellite provider right on its vibrant 2.4-inch color touch-screen. After simple online setup, you and your family can access all your favorite channels with a simple tap, swipe or scroll, removing the hassle of memorizing channel numbers and scrolling through lengthy on-screen guides. You can personalize the experience to quickly and easily find all of your favorite entertainment – from TV and movies to games and music – with one touch.

Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote

“The Logitech Harmony Touch represents the next evolution for the universal remote,” said Joerg Tewes, vice president of Logitech’s digital home business group. “Today, people prize convenience and want home-entertainment systems that are impressive and easy to use. With this in mind, Logitech designed a remote that makes it simple for people to customize their experience, and feel in control of their systems like never before.”

This remote’s ergonomically sculpted shape and streamlined button layout present a sleek, minimalist design that enhances the look of your living room. Plus, its low-profile keys are backlit so you can easily navigate your favorite entertainment, even in the dark.

The Logitech Harmony Touch is compatible with more than 225,000 home-entertainment devices and more than 5,000 brands, and it can control as many as 15 devices. And its included charging station keeps your remote powered and within reach so it’s ready to go, no matter the activity.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Harmony Touch is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $249.99.

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Logitech Unveils the K310 Washable Keyboard

Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the latest in its line of PC keyboards, the Logitech® Washable Keyboard K310. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and easy to dry. It’s also designed for a comfortable typing experience with a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can be hand washed time and time again, and can be submerged (with the exception of  the USB cable) in up to 11 inches of water. Convenient drainage holes at the back of the keyboard allow for easy drying while key characters are laser printed and UV coated to help ensure the letters don’t fade in the wash. Plus, the keys can last up to five million keystrokes, meaning this keyboard can take a washing, as well as a pounding.

“We’ve all experienced that moment of distraction – followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard,” says Sophie Le Guen, senior director of mice and keyboards at Logitech. “Because life and its messes will happen, regardless of how careful you are, Logitech designed the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 to look and function like new, even over time.”

Durable, yet still comfortable, this full-size keyboard’s contemporary design complements both your computer and your work space. It comes complete with F-keys and a number pad, and is compatible with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7. With twelve hot keys for instant access to Internet, e-mail, play, volume and more, you can readily open your most-used applications with a single keystroke. To make life even easier, this keyboard requires no software for setup, simply pull the device straight out of the box, plug it in and type away.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in August and Europe beginning in October 2012, for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.

About Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).

Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android Review

Tablets are great and it seems over the past couple of years they have really caught on.  Since most people do 80% of their daily computing tasks in “the browser” tablets are becoming many people’s main computing devices.  They are less expensive than laptops, are easier to carry around and just look cool!  One of the most common tasks on a tablet is checking and sending e-mail.  Writing e-mails on a tablet can be a little annoying.  Well our friends over at Geeks.com have sent us Logitech’s Tablet Keyboard that is made for Android 3.0+ devices.  This small keyboard gives you the advantage of using a real keyboard with your tablet and even comes with a folding stand.  The wireless keyboards from Geeks.com are always great so let’s check this one out!

Features & Specifications
– Black color
– Low profile design
– 65-key layout
– Carrying case doubles as stand
– Works with Android 3.0+ or later based tablets
– Bluetooth v1.2 wireless technology
– Up to 30-foot range
– Media controls
– Alt/option and command keys
– Powered by four (4) “AAA” batteries
– Unit Dimensions: 0.62 x 11.3 x 5.12-inches (H x W x D)
– Weight: 14.04 oz

This is actually a refurbished product from Geeks.com so it comes in a plain padded shipping envolope.  Inside you will find the keyboard in a normal cardboard box and the sales order.

Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android

Opening the box up on the inside are directions on how to install the batteries and the URL where to get support and the PDF manual.  The keyboard is inside the box alone with a carrying case / stand.

Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android