Items tagged with Logitech

Not all computer mice take aim at hardcore gamers. Case in point is Logitech's new MX Anywhere 2, a wireless mobile mouse with a premium aesthetic that would look right at home in a lawyer's office or other professional setting. That's fitting, as it's intended for productivity chores as opposed to fragging your friends or going on virtual quests.In place of a million buttons is a compact design with a rubber surface. It uses what Logitech calls an advanced Darkfield laser sensor that can track on any surface, include glass tables, shiny laminate tops, and other high gloss areas. Digging into the spec sheet, we find that the laser sensor is adjustable from 400 dpi to 1600 dpi in increments of... Read more...
Had things gone to plan, Steam Machines would be a shipping product by now. However, Valve threw a wrench into the works when it decided that more time was needed to tweak its custom Linux-based Steam OS and fine tune the platform's accompanying Steam Controller. That decision left several partnering OEMs and boutique system builders in limbo, as they had already put in the necessary R&D to develop living room boxes that would serve as official Steam Machines. Hence a new category was born -- the PC gaming console. Systems like the Syber Vapor are full-fledged PCs stuffed inside console-sized cases that could have and would have served as Steam Machines. Since they lack Steam OS, they're... Read more...
Logitech's no stranger to crafting some of the world's best computer mice, and in particular, its MX series has long been considered to be one of the best (just not for gaming). With its MX Master Wireless Mouse, Logitech continues the series' lineage, and it will take just one quick glance to see that the company is hoping to strike the right chord of those who don't just want a great mouse, but a great looking one, as well. A major goal of the MX Master is comfort, a point that Logitech harps on about numerous times in its press release. It features a "hand-sculpted" design, and is meant to be comfortable regardless of how you use your mouse - even if it involves using multiple screens or multiple... Read more...
With smartphones and tablets being so commonplace these days, we're all classified as mobile warriors. However, most of the devices lack mojo in one critical area -- speakers. At best, we hope for serviceable sound from speakers integrated into tablet and smartphone devices, which is why we're starting to see more portable speaker options. Towards that end, Logitech's Ultimate Ears division today announced its UE MEGABOOM, a next-generation portable wireless speaker that's supposed to deliver more power, sound, and bass than previous efforts.Don't fret too much over placement -- the UE MEGABOOM offers 360-degree sound with "heart pounding bass," according to Logitech. It's also waterproof (IPX7... Read more...
Logitech has unveiled a new entry into its Logitech G mouse series that caters to players of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre (MOBA). Called the Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse, the company had its newest device tests by professional MOBA players from teams such a Invictus Gaming and Cloud9. “We built the Logitech G302 to meet the performance needs of the best eSports athletes in the world,” said Logitech director of gaming Vincent Tucker. “The G302 is the best mouse for MOBA gameplay combining comfort and durability with some of the most advanced technology available. It withstands the rigors of the highest levels of gaming, and enables extremely... Read more...
Riddle us this -- what looks like a Surface Touch Keyboard, won't give up the ghost if you spill your coffee on it, and is intended for Apple's iPad family? The answer is Logitech's new Keys-To-Go, an ultra-portable and standalone Bluetooth plank that's covered with a durable FabricSkin that wards off dirt, crumbs, and spills. "People use their iPads everywhere and the Logitech Keys-To-Go was specifically designed to effortlessly support people’s active lifestyles," said Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. "We have introduced the Logitech Keys-To-Go and updated our existing award-winning lineup of iPad keyboards for the new iPad Air 2 to offer a suite of products that... Read more...
Being the hardcore enthusiasts that we are, it's easy to forget that not everyone lives on the cutting edge of technology or otherwise wants or needs high end components and peripherals designed for power users. So for those of who wouldn't dream of owning a mouse decked out with more buttons than you have fingers, meet Logitech's latest rodent, the M320. This little guy is a wireless mouse designed for comfort by way of its curved shape to "guide your hand to a natural position." It also sports an asymmetrical form, making it an ambidextrous rodent for both left- and right-handed users. "With the considerable amount of time each day that we all spend using desktops, laptops and tablets, it is... Read more...
Having put every last entertainment device in your living room under the control of the Harmony Remote, Logitech is ready to take over the rest of the house. The company firmly stepped into the home control market today, releasing two high-end home remotes and the necessary Logitech Harmony Home Hub, which manages the traffic between the remotes and your home’s door locks, garage door opener, thermostat, lights, and window shades among other devices. Interestingly, the most important part of the Logitech Harmony Home series is also one of the cheapest. The Logitech Harmony Home Hub, which will set you back $99.99, uses a variety of connectivity options (including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) to... Read more...
Earlier this month, Logitech bolstered the featureset of its Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control remotes by adding support for SONOS' wireless speaker system. Today, it's become clear that the company didn't want to risk the Harmony brand leaving our head, as it's now added support for one of the hottest products out there: Nest Learning Thermostat. With this new functionality, you'll never have to endure getting up off of the couch while watching Game of Thrones just because the room temperature is as cold as the hearts of many on the show. Instead, you can simply pick up the remote and beam your desired temperature right on over to your Nest. It's hard to beat that kind of convenience. Adding... Read more...
Who would have thought that the standard bearer of the Internet of Things (IoT) wave would be a company that makes smart, connected thermostats and alarms? Yet indeed, Nest announced the Nest Developer Program with numerous partners that should lead to a rapid proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations and related products. Call it the Google bump if you will. Nest’s acquisition by the search giant brought with it a nearly unlimited amount of money, and now Nest is no longer just a cool-looking connected thermostat or a fancy smoke alarm; it’s becoming the center of an IoT ecosystem. The “Works With Nest” program allows other companies to integrate their products... Read more...
Logitech has added more functionality to some of its remote control products, and with them the company is aiming for a smarter home. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control now have the ability to control SONOS wireless HIFi System speakers and Philips Hue lights, and they offer speech-to-text capabilities through the associated Harmony App. The speech-to-text functionality is particularly useful for searching for content on your set-top device such as the new Amazon Fire TV, and the app uses Siri or Android Speech Recognition (depending, obviously, on your device). This update also grants the Harmony Hub remote setup to a number of devices including Roku boxes as well... Read more...
We love a good gaming mouse around here, and Logitech unveiled a doozy with the G502 Proteus Core, which is designed to let you tune the mouse to your preferred weight, balance, tracking speed, and more--as well as a given gaming surface “unique physical and reflective characteristics”. There are a series of 3.6g weights, 11 programmable buttons, a quick scroll wheel, 3 onboard profiles, mechanical microswitches, and a 1-millisecond report rate. It sports a Delta Zero sensor with a DPI range of 200-12,000. The Logitech Proteus Core Gaming Mouse will be available this month for $79.99 with a 3-year warranty.... Read more...
Logitech is certainly no stranger to the living room. The company boasts a range of universal remotes and keyboards designed to help you navigate channels on your swank HDTV and HTPC, but up until now, the company was missing an illuminated keyboard option. Not anymore. Logitech today looks to brighten your home entertainment setup with the "Illuminated Living Room Keyboard K830" (just K830 from here on out). The K830 is a rechargeable plank with backlit keys, an integrated touchpad, and advanced wireless connectivity so you can click from your couch or bed when the lights go dim. "More and more consumers want an easy way to access movies, TV programs, music and photos with their PC connected... Read more...
Universal remotes typically fall into one of two categories: Logitech's and all others. We've played with several of Logitech's Harmony remotes over the years and rarely have we been disappointed. This time around, Logitech is taking things a step further by announcing its Harmony Smart Keyboard, which is a wireless keyboard and touchpad combination designed specifically for controlling streaming media in your living room. You can program the Harmony Smart Keyboard to work without up to eight devices from a library of more than 225,000 gadgets from over 5,000 brands. It also comes with a Harmony Hub -- a hockey puck-shaped receiver that turns signals from the keyboard or your smartphone and translates... Read more...
Logitech wants to turn your iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, and/or iPod touch (5th generation) into a legitimate mobile gaming platform. In order to do that, Logitech today introduced its PowerShell Controller + Battery accessory. Simply slip your mobile device running iOS 7 into Logitech's accessory just like you would with a standard case and suddenly you have access to console-like controls, including a D-pad, shoulder triggers, and face buttons. "We designed this controller to deliver a true console-gaming experience on an iOS 7 mobile device," said Ehtisham Rabbani, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "With gaming so pervasive on the mobile platform — our research shows that 87 percent... Read more...
When Logitech revealed its new Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 last month, it immediately caught my eye. After upgrading my home theater PC to Windows 8, I've often thought it would be nice to take advantage of some of the new gesture controls while browsing the web and using my HTPC from the comfort of my couch. I looked at keyboards a little bit after upgrading but hadn't found quite what I wanted so I put the idea of getting a different keyboard on hold. When I was given the chance to test the TK820 for myself, I jumped at the opportunity and hoped this could be the keyboard I had been searching for... Logitech TK820 Wireless All-in-One Keyboard, Ready For Windows 8... Read more...
One of the world’s premiere PC mouse makers wants you to ditch your mouse. Logitech’s new Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 has a built-in in touchpad that is meant to completely replace your mouse. Keyboard touchpads aren’t new, but the TK820's touchpad is more than a way to move your cursor: it also accepts up to 13 Windows 8 gestures – not to mention the zoom and swipe gestures that you’ve been using on tablets. The keyboard features Logitech’s PerfectStroke technology, which makes for even key depression, even if your finger catches only a portion of the key. It’s an interesting concept, but it seems to us that the audience for this keyboard is limited... Read more...
Logitech is going for a certain look and feel with its Z600 Bluetooth stereo speakers, which is to say that it’s trying for a sleek, high-end-looking product that matches the luster of ultrabooks. (Especially MacBooks, it would seem.) The twin speakers are quite fetching, with graceful curves and a long, tall stance. They’re sort of an aluminum-white in color, with speaker grills covering most of the outside and a white stripe down one side that contains the power button, Bluetooth button, and 3.5mm input. The flat top offers a volume control that you can manipulate by gliding your finger in a circle. The Z600 speakers will work with up to three devices simultaneously--just press... Read more...
Logitech has a long history of developing products for consumers, who traditionally have valued style and comfort, perhaps more so than corporate purchasers. Its business components are stylish, too, and are designed to match durability with comfort. To give us a feel for what Logitech can do for business users, the company sent us two of its headsets: We took the USB-powered Logitech H650e ($89.99) and the wireless H820e ($199.99) for a spin and have our thoughts posted here...  Logitech H650e and H820e Enterprise Headsets Review... Read more...
Over the past few years, many companies have altered their approach to the enterprise. Where IT departments once made purchasing recommendations based entirely on their own view of the company’s requirements, many administrators now get (often unsolicited) input from employees who don’t want to get saddled with computers, tablets, or accessories that don’t fully meet their needs. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for companies to let employees choose their work laptops or make suggestions. With so many employees influencing purchases, computer- and accessory makers have been quick to make their business devices stylish and more functional. The shift in buying preferences... Read more...
Universal remotes were all the rage for some time, but these days, it's clear that the phones most of us already carry are fully equipped to handle remote duties. Logitech has announced the Harmony Ultimate Hub, an "appcessory" that fully converts your phone into a remote. And it'll soon be available as a standalone purchase. As you may know, the Harmony Hub is included with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control, but with the standalone unit, everyone in the house will be able to download the free Harmony Smartphone App, and turn their smartphone into a personal universal remote. Using only your smartphone, you can control up to eight home theater devices, and swipe... Read more...
Looking for something new from Logitech? How about something via one of the companies it just acquired? In what can only be seen as a sign that Kickstarter has major staying power, Logitech has just acquired a company that first saw the light of day via a crowdfunding mission. TT Design Labs is just a two-person operation, but they had good enough ideas to attract major attention from Logitech, one of the world's most notable peripheral makers. Derek Tarnow and Zahra Tashakorinia began developing TidyTilt less than two years ago, and they launched their eventual product on Kickstarter. The initial project focused on solving the issue of tangled earbud cords that countless smartphone users regularly... Read more...
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