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Trackballs were all the rage a couple of decades back, when mice weren’t nearly as accurate, maintenance-free, or ergonomic as today’s offerings. Logitech was a leader in the space back then, and had a handful of popular trackball designs in its line-up, including – my favorite -- the Trackman Marble, but over time their popularity waned and mice got infinitely better. Although trackballs never really went away completely, Logitech made some noise recently with the introduction of the MX Ergo. The new Logitech MX Ergo is a modern trackball with increased accuracy, a comfortable design, and lag-free wireless operation – complete with a long lasting, rechargeable battery. The MX Ergo can also be... Read more...
For many years Logitech made one of the few alternatives to a mouse for people who had some sort of wrist or hand issue like Carpal Tunnel syndrome (or folks who just hated a mouse). That alternative was the Trackball and there were several versions to choose from for users. About a decade ago, Logitech vacated that space leaving those needing an alternative to a normal mouse without many options. However, Logitech has launched a new trackball and that new product is called the MX Ergo. Logitech notes that this is its very first adjustable trackball designed from the ground up to support comfort and to look good to boot. The MX Ergo features an adjustable hinge along with precision tracking and... Read more...
Logitech today added a couple of new and cordless products to its gaming peripheral lineup, the G603 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse and G613 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. To supplement the launch, it also introduced an oversized mouse surface, the G840 XL Gaming Mouse Pad.G603 Wireless Gaming MouseLet's start with the mouse. The G603 features Logitech's brand new High Efficiency Rated Optical (or HERO) sensor, which it invented with an eye on performance and power efficiency (leading to longer lasting battery life). If you ask Logitech, the company will tell you that its HERO sensor is the best in the business for wireless gaming mice. Sensitivity goes up to 12,000 DPI with... Read more...
Logitech, one of the biggest brands in the PC gaming peripheral market, has acquired Astro Gaming, a popular player in the audio headset sector for both PC and console gamers. The $85 million all-cash acquisition brings together two major brands, both with solid reputations among gamers in their own right. By joining forces, Logitech and Astro Gaming become the top seller of headsets, mice, keyboards, and streaming webcams for PCs and consoles. Astro Gaming can be considered a pioneer in the gaming audio headset space. The company is best known for its A40 and A50 headsets aimed at professional gamers and enthusiasts. More recently, Astro Gaming launched a less expensive A10 model for console... Read more...
If there is a downside to mechanical keyboards, it is that manufacturers have taken advantage of the category's popularity with inflated price tags. That is a shame because everyone who types should trash their squishy membrane plank and buy a keyboard with mechanical key switches. The good news is things are improving. Logitech, for example, just announced the G413, a sub-$100 mechanical keyboard for gamers that uses its fancy Romer-G key switches. We haven't played with one in person yet, but based on the press photos Logitech gets kudos for building a normal looking plank. By that we mean it does not have a gaudy design. It is a refreshingly subdued, in least in terms of being aimed at gamers.... Read more...
ESports is becoming a big business in the gaming world, and players are looking for every possible edge to become the next megastar. Buying the most expensive peripherals isn’t going to automatically make you a better player (you're going to need some natural talent for starters), but obtaining quality hardware could help to improve your gaming experience.  Enter Logitech, one of the most successful peripheral makers ever, and a huge supporter of eSports worldwide. It's been no stranger to releasing gaming-targeted peripherals that promise to make you a better player, and its latest extension of that looks awesome: a tenkeyless Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, using the company's... Read more...
For anyone that has begrudgingly sat through a PowerPoint presentation against your will (that should be all of us), the act can be just as much of a downer for the person doing the presenting as it is for a glossy-eyed audience. The folks at Logitech, however, are looking to take some of the monotony out of traditional presentations with the unveiling of the new Spotlight Presentation Remote that also delivers some slick controls and features for maximum presentation impact. Logitech hopes that Spotlight will install confidence in its handler, allowing you to both magnify and highlight on-screen content to engage viewers, very much like its namesake suggests. The remote works from a distance... Read more...
If you’re a diehard video streamer, Logitech has just announced a much-improved successor to its incredibly popular C920. The C920 webcam has been with us for nearly five years, and it has served with distinction during that time, but the new C922 Pro is here to carry the streaming torch. While it keeps the same form-factor that served the C920 so well, the C922 can capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second and 720p at 60 frames per second (the C920 was limited to 30 frames per second at 720p). The performance upgrade will definitely be welcome to Twitch and YouTube streamers as well as vloggers around the globe. But perhaps the most intriguing new feature of the C922 is the inclusion of dynamic... Read more...
A good controller can really make or break a gaming experience, and Logitech is working to expand the breadth of its controller offerings. The company just acquired Saitek and its line of line of flight, farm and space simulation game controllers. Logitech offers three reasons for the acquisition. First, according to Logitech, “these products are just great.” Saitek products are the “go-to’s” for games such as Elite Dangerous, Eve Valkyrie, Star Citizen, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Farm Simulator. Logitech claims that they have even see Saitek fans in their own forums. Second, Logitech believes that “simulation games are cool and getting cooler”. Many recent simulation games are VR-enabled.... Read more...
Why wield multiple keyboards for different devices when you can have one that works with them all? That's the idea behind Logitech's K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard (just K780 from here on out), a fully-equipped PC plank with a 10-key pad that also works on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, all connected at the same time. Simultaneous connections on a keyboard can be a bit tricky. To prevent what you're typing on your PC from appearing on your iPad and Galaxy S7 handset (or whatever tablet and phone you're rocking), there are three Easy-Switch buttons that let you toggle between three connected gadgets. And the neat thing about this is there's a lip on the back of the K780 to... Read more...
It's still relatively early in the smart home movement that's been making headway into the mainstream market and that means there's a ton of untapped potential for creative and innovative solutions. One of them was just introduced by Logitech—it's the Pop Home Switch, or basically a programmable button that can control multiple smart home devices. You can program up to three different action sequences in each switch, which in turn are initiated by a single press, double press, or a long press. For example, you might program a single press to turn lighting on or off, a double press to lock the doors, or a long press to initiate an activity like movie night whereby the Pop dims the lights and turns... Read more...
Whether you have a $10,000 beast of a gaming rig or a hand me down that isn't any more powerful than a toaster, having the right input devices can make a significant improvement in your work and play. Mice in particular come in all shapes and sizes to meet anyone's comfort and performance needs. That bargain bin mouse may be fine for browsing cat pictures, but its cheap sensor and total lack of ergonomics may be holding you back from pwning n00bs like you deserve.To help step your game up we're checking out three new mice that recently slid across our desk: Tesoro's Sagitta Spectrum H6L Gaming Mouse, Corsair's new M65 Pro RGB Gaming Mouse, and Logitech's G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional-Grade... Read more...
What’s better than a single Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum mechanical keyboard? 160 of them of course! And that’s exactly what was on display at PAX East 2016, where Logitech had on a display of G810 keyboards that were connected together to form what was affectionately known as the Great Wall of Logitech G. Production company iam8bit purposefully laser-etched each keyboard’s the keys to allow more light to shine through, thus giving us all a great opportunity to witness this massive 10ft x 15ft 8-bit display (10 rows, 16 columns) which was used to not only showcase images, but also messages to show attendees. But perhaps the most impressive demo, however, was a video short of a side-scrolling... Read more...
Whoever the Einstein was that declared this a "post PC era" needs talk to the gamers and enthusiasts that flocked to Boston Convention And Exhibition Center this weekend for the sold-out PAX East show. And in good ol' Bean Town, the Murphys might dropkick that genius for being overly impaired and "ship him off" promptly. In a record attendance of around 90,000 or so, there was plenty of console gaming going on, as well as mobile gaming on tablets and smartphones, and even board games but nothing compared to the crowds flocking around booths from major PC manufacturers and ecosystem partners like Kingston, Gigabyte, Corsair, EVGA, Logitech, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel. And VR was center stage with the... Read more...
When it comes to video conferencing, Logitech knows a thing or two about what consumers and businesses want. Logitech is the #1 player in the webcam market and is the #2 player when it comes to conference room video collaboration (VC) systems. We’re certain that Logitech would like to take the #1 position in the VC market as well, and it’s making a run for the top position with its latest offering, the GROUP. The Logitech GROUP was designed to enable HD video conferencing with up to 10 people. However, that number can be expanded to 20 if businesses spring for optional expansion microphones so that everyone has a voice. As the follow-up to the ConferenceCam CC3000e, the Logitech GROUP carries... Read more...
In a broad sense, there are two types of keyboards in this world—those that use mechanical key switches and those that don't. If that sounds like something a keyboard snob would say, so be it, this editor stands guilty as charged, and happily so. We can accept that not everyone will find just cause to spend a premium on a mechanical plank, but one thing we'll never concede is that even the best membrane keyboards are on equal footing as those with mechanical key switches. Stick bamboo under our fingernails (not really) or subject us to a marathon of Matthew McConaughey movies (dear God no!), such blasphemy will never leave our lips. Ah, but you probably know this already, hence why you're here... Read more...
On the surface, there's nothing particularly glamorous about a universal remote. It's simply a device that controls multiple electronic gadgets, like your TV and Blu-ray player, so you don't have to keep track of and juggle multiple remotes. No big deal, right? If that's what you think, then you haven't encountered Logitech's Harmony line.Like regular universal remotes, Logitech's Harmony models consolidate your electronic controllers into a single piece of hardware, only they do it in spectacular fashion. They're also far more capable than the no-name models that places like K-Mart peddle in the clearance bin and at the checkout line, and for what it's worth, they look good too.Logitech's Harmony... Read more...
Logitech just made a splash in the home camera market with the introduction of its Logi Circle, a portable camera that's somewhat similar to Nest's Dropcam. Both cost the same at $200 MSRP, but unlike Dropcam, the Logi Circle is portable and rechargeable, allowing you to take it from room to room for up to three hours of streaming. It also lasts up to 12 hours in power save mode. Once it runs out of juice, you can place the camera on the included magnetic charging ring. This is a pretty big advantage over Dropcam, which needs to be plugged into a power source, though it lacks the integration with smart products (Dropcam can connect to Nest's Thermostat and Protect devices). This is Logitech's... Read more...
Do you feel like your keyboard isn’t gamer-friendly? Logitech just released the G410 Atlas Spectrum, a keyboard designed so entirely for gamers that it probably won’t appeal to anyone (including gamers) for typical use. The keyboard lacks a number pad and has an unusually-shaped, gamer-centric wrist wrest that might make long typing sessions difficult. But when it comes to gaming, the keyboard looks well-equipped. Keyboard keys have received a ton of attention in recent years as gamers have begun favoring mechanical keys for the better keystrokes. There are multiple types of mechanical keys and (for some gamers, at least), the differences among them matter. So, whether the $129.99 G410 is right... Read more...
Logitech's Performance MX Mouse series has long since been a favorite with enthusiasts and workstation professionals alike. Introduced to the market several years ago, it was high time Logitech revisited and refreshed their flagship general purpose mouse with the latest technologies and creature comforts. And boy what revamp this is. Whether you consider its expanded connectivity options, super-sinister sounding "Darkfield Laser" tracking technology, slick "infiniscroll" capable speed-adaptive scroll wheel, or it's super geek cool polygonal textured finish in its thumbrest area, just about everything was amped-up in this MX reincarnation. And that caused us a hard-stop pause for a double-take... Read more...
Logitech and its recently-hired chief design officer are overhauling its brand, the company announced today. Over the years, Logitech built its name on PC mice and keyboards, then expanded to produce a wide range of tech accessories. Now, the company is unveiling a new attitude and a new label: Logi. “On top of a colorful and bold new look, you’ll start to see and hear the name Logi,” a Logitech spokesperson wrote in a blog post. “The Logi label will appear on our newest product categories, and expect some twists and a few surprises in new categories. (Get ready – the first Logi product is around the corner!)” Logitech’s move to become a design company has been in the works for many months, but... Read more...
If you’re an ardent PC racing fiend, chances are that you either own or have heard of Logitech’s G27. The G27 replaced its predecessor, the G25, way back in 2010. The G27 has been a popular gaming peripheral (it supports the PC, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3) that not only includes a steering wheel and three pedals (accelerator, brake, clutch), but also a six-speed “H” pattern gearbox. But five years is a long time in the PC gaming industry and a replacement for the G27 has been long overdue. Thankfully, Logitech has a two-pronged approach for its successor. Logitech is introducing the G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel that is compatible with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and the G920 Driving... Read more...
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