Today Logitech unveiled the Harmony Link, a device that will turn your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or your android powered device into a Harmony Remote. The device is pretty much an IR blaster that communicates with your iOS or Android powered device via your wireless network and sends the commands from those devices to your television or any other device you may have such as Blu-Ray player, Xbox 360 etc.
I was able to check out the Link a few months ago at a event here in NYC, and it was a pretty cool device, and it worked flawlessly with the iPad and android smartphone I tested it on.
Today Logitech unveiled two new accessories that they how will improve your tablet and or smartphone experience with the new Logitech Wireless Headset and Wireless Boombox.
“Consumers are at the heart of all the tablet and mobile accessories we’re creating,” said Azmat Ali, Logitech vice president of mobile and tablet products. “We know people love their iPads and Android tablets. One of the things they do most is use them to enjoy entertainment content – whether that’s watching a movie on Netflix, sharing music, or listening to an audio book on the go. Our lineup of accessories has an option for everyone that can make entertainment even more enjoyable.”
Today Logitech unveiled their new Wireless Touchpad, which allows you to point, scroll, swipe and zoom in and out of pictures with ease.
“The Logitech Wireless Touchpad is perfect for people who want to surf the Web in a more fun and natural way,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech’s senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “It lets Web surfers flick through websites and effortlessly scan long pages – making browsing easier than ever.”
There is a reason we don’t call notebooks “Laptops” anymore, and that reason pretty much has to do with the heat generated by notebooks now a days. You literally can burn something.
While that story is from almost 10 years ago notebooks today generate a lot of heat and might still burn something. Yet we still place it on our laps while we work comfortably in bed, or on the couch while we catch up on episodes of Doogie Howser on HuLu. I’ll be the first to admit my lap does get warm and the notebook either ends up on the end table or coffee table.
Today Logitech announced some really cool looking webcams and mice for notebooks. I got a chance to see them in person a few weeks back and they are cool looking. I kinda like the pink and black floral design one. Although I personally wouldn’t use it. The mice and webcam will cost $19.99 – $59.99 and will be available in retail stores later this month. Below is a list of the mice and webcams along with images.
• Logitech HD Webcam C270: Has built-in software that enhances quality with three megapixel photos and Fluid Crystal technology.
• Logitech Portable Lapdesk N315: Take your laptop from the floor to the couch to the bed and never forgo comfort with this stylish lapdesk.
• Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360: Compact keyboard with a three-year battery life, wireless connectivity, and hot keys and programmable F-Keys for instant access to favorite apps, folders and Web pages.
• Logitech Wireless Mouse M305: Offers exceptional comfort and cordless convenience with its ergonomically designed soft rubber grip and the Plug-and-forget Nano-receiver.
• Logitech Wireless Mouse M315: With Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking, surfing the Web and navigating your laptop has become easier.
• Logitech Wireless Mouse M325: Wireless mouse with up to 18 months of battery life and micro-precise scrolling to make what you do online easier.
• Logitech Wireless Mouse M515: Wireless Couch Mouse made for surfing on the couch, bed or carpet.
For more information visit http://www.logitech.com
Today, Logitech launched various products for tablets. from a case for the iPad2, Wireless Speakers, keyboard and even a mouse.
I had a chance a few weeks ago to test out the wireless speakers, and they were great. They delivered an amazing sound from the iPad it was connected wireless too. I also had a chance tot est out the Keyboard Stand for the iPad 2. It’s a keyboard that has a rest built into it so you can place your iPad on it. It is a Bluetooth device and can connect pretty much to any tablet with Bluetooth and work. I tried it on my Blackberry Playbook and it worked great. There are however buttons specifically tailored to the iPad2
Today Logitech announced three new additions to their gaming G-Series line which I have to admit has some of my favorite gaming peripherals. The G700 Wireless Gaming mouse, the G510 Gaming Keyboard and the G930 Wireless Gaming Headset.
“The new G-Series products give every gamer a competitive advantage,” said Elliott Chin, Logitech’s senior manager of product marketing for gaming. “Whether it’s a headset with 7.1 surround sound, a mouse with 13 controls, or a keyboard with an LCD that displays critical in-game stats, everything about the new G-Series lineup helps you win, no matter what game you love to play.”
Today Logitech announced their brand new Rechargeable Speaker System the S715i an upgrade to the S315i which they launched last year in July. The new S715i has a more stylish an sleek design and is also certified in the made for Apple program.
Logitech was kind enough to send me a review sample and for the past few hours I have been playing with it non stop and I have to say the sound quality is a lot better than the old version which I liked and reviewed last year.
As you may already know, Logitech and Google have teamed up to bring you the Logitech Revue with Google TV. They running a contest where three winners will be selected to host a party in their lofts in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, and guess what you will be paid for it!
The contest is located on their facebook page so click here to check it out and good luck!
Logitech today unveiled a new remote to their Harmony line which we at HardwareGeeks.com are huge fans of. The Harmony 300 is probably one of the simplest remotes available from Logitech and from what I have heard about the remote one of the easiest to set up. The remote can replace up to four other remotes.
“Most universal remotes have a bad reputation for being hard to program and, as a result, you still use more than one remote to control the devices you own,” said Ashish Arora, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s digital home group. “With the Harmony 300, we wanted to deliver the Harmony remote promise of one remote to control your entertainment system to everyone. No more excuses — it’s time to get rid of the stack of remotes on your coffee table and simplify your home entertainment experience.”