Building the ultimate home theatre PC to drive that brand new 4K TV is only the first step in a journey into tech nirvana. Actually using the setup is the important bit, the nirvana bit.
This however is reliant on the keyboard and mouse, and the living room is no place for an ordinary keyboard or mouse. The latest specially designed living room ready keyboard from Logitech is the Logitech K830 Illuminated Living-room Keyboard, the ultimate home theatre PC companion.
Designed for life in the living-room the K830 includes the essential home theatre PC features; long distance wireless (33 feet), backlit keys and a touch-pad that allows the K830 to go solo.
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The Windows 8 gesture revolution is only weeks away from invading the desktop. Logitech has this week joined the Windows 8 build up party by releasing three brand new input devices designed specifically for Windows 8 and its new gesture based interface.
The three devices given the Windows 8 treatment include the $79.99 T650 Touchpad, the $69.99 T620 Touch mouse and the $59.99 T400 Zone Touch mouse. All three devices offer varying amounts of gesture control for varying amounts of your money.
Logitech have a well established history of design style, producing devices that have even been known to make Apple owners green with envy, it is a well deserved reputation. This tradition in design is carried over to the new Windows devices, the sharp industrial design of the Touchpad and the smooth futuristic design of the T620 Touch Mouse will guarantee they look good in front of any Windows 8 machine.
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Logitech, masters of mice and input magic have had a Frankenstein moment. Mad scientists working in Logitech’s labs have combined the touch surface of a laptop with the function – proportions and shape – of a traditional mouse. After building their new Mousenstein they applied charge and were heard to say ‘It is Alive!!’
Thankfully this experiment didn’t give rise to a hideous monster, instead Logitech’s new Touch Mouse M600 is a gleaming example of modern gadgetry. With its entire top surface coated in the shiniest of black touch surfaces the wireless M600 brings another evolutionary step to the humble rodent.
The left and right mouse clicks are the simplest tap gesture, Logitech’s software allows easy assignment of the left and right button click area, making the M600 especially left handed friendly. Scrolling and swiping gestures bring the touch surface to life. A slow swipe is perfect for reading online, while a quick flick gets you to the bottom of the page fast. Comfortable in either hand the M600 also allows gestures to be executed from anywhere on the surface, no longer do we need to alter our grip to work with the rodent.
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The ultimate input device for a multimedia PC may just be a flat black 5″ square of plastic, the Logitech Wireless Touchpad for Windows 7. In one foul swoop – swipe ? – Logitech has shifted the PC world towards a finger friendly future. Smartphone and Tablets have changed the touch-screen interface forever, in the process showing the PC world how touch should be done in. The recent release of the Razor Switchblade LCD Touchscreen interface has helped the PC make up ground, a step forward. Now Logitech is bringing the gesture interface to the rest of the Windows 7 PC world. The Wireless Touchpad brings a fantastically familiar interface to the PC, if you’re a touchscreen fan or need to simplify controlling a desktop computer, especially Media-Centre PC’s, the Wireless Touchpad is an elegant solution to a dinosaur’s problem. Plug the incredibly small USB receiver into an empty USB port to drag any PC into the world of gesture and touch.
Touchpads may all look the same but it what’s on the inside that makes all the difference. The Logitech Touchpad is an excellent interpretation of what a touchpad should be. The spacious 5″ touch sensitive surface offers plenty of room even for the most flamboyant gesturers. Powered by a built in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, Logitech quotes the time between charges of 4months, plenty of time to point fingers. Jumping on the Logitech Unifying receiver bandwagon the Wireless Touchpad’s ultra compact USB dongle can control up to six Logitech devices, so a mouse or keyboard can easily piggy-back off the one USB dongle. The 2.4Ghz receiver has a quoted range of 25 meters so you aren’t tied to the TV or computer your trying to control, not forced to sit in front of the TV like a 3 year old.