Logitech Revue goes on pre-order

Posted in Hardware,News by Ruslan Ulanov on the October 6th, 2010

Logitech Revue

The first Google TV client – the Logitech Revue Companion Box is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com, Best Buy and on Logitech’s own web store for $299.99.

In addition to the previously available information we now know that it will ship with a wireless Keyboard Controller, which integrates full QWERTY keyboard with a track pad, with some common remote control functions (such as Rewind, Fast-Forward, Play, Stop, etc), dedicated Volume control buttons and Input switching buttons for TV, AV Receiver and a Set top box.

The Box itself features 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI input for your cable or satellite box, HDMI output to your HDTV, Optical S/PDIF output to AV Receiver and a pair of Infrared blaster outputs to control your TV and Set top box.
Revue connects to your network router with either Ethernet cable or wirelessly through built-in 802.11n WiFi. It could output HD contents at full 1080p/60fps through its HDMI 1.3a w/CEC. The CEC stands for Consumer Electronics Control and allows to, for example, automatically turn on your HDMI-connected HDTV whenever you power on the Companion Box.
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PR: Logitech Wins Seven CES Innovations Awards

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the November 13th, 2009

FREMONT, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2009 — Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that it has won seven 2010 CES Innovations awards for excellence in design and engineering.

“Logitech is thrilled to be honored again with the prestigious CES Innovations award,” said Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech’s president and chief executive officer. “We are delighted that our products will be celebrated alongside other groundbreaking products from around the world. These products represent Logitech’s commitment to driving innovation, persistently striving to discover new ways to get people immersed in the digital world.”

Logitech’s award-winning products for 2010 include:

Honoree in Computer Peripherals: Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
The Logitech® Anywhere Mouse MX™ goes where no mouse has gone before – on glass. With Logitech® Darkfield Laser Tracking™, you can use this mouse virtually anywhere you want including glass and high-gloss surfaces that challenge the capabilities of standard mice. The Anywhere Mouse MX uses dark field microscopy to detect microscopic particles and micro-scratches on these surfaces, rather than tracking the smooth surface itself. Thanks to its compact size, the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX works wherever you do and offers a contoured shape that fits naturally into most hands, with back and forward buttons placed within reach of your thumb to help you surf the Web efficiently.

Honoree in Home Theater Accessories: Logitech Harmony 900 Remote
The rechargeable Logitech Harmony® 900 remote makes it easy to enjoy and control your TV, movies, games and music, even when your components are neatly hidden behind cabinet doors. The Harmony 900 features a full-color touch screen and intuitive button layout and its completely redesigned RF system allows you to easily control a cabinet full of devices from up to 100 feet away, without taping emitters to each of your devices. As with all Logitech Harmony remotes, the Harmony 900 can have you watching your favorite movie or show with one press of a button thanks to the unique activity-based control. The whole family can simply select what they want to do by choosing the appropriate on-screen icon – such as “Watch TV” – and the Harmony 900 remote does the rest. – turning on the TV, the cable box, the A/V receiver and any other necessary devices – which the touch of one button. (continue reading this article and leave comments here…)

Logitech Announces Logitech Harmony IR Extender System

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the October 28th, 2009

Logitech — Oct. 28, 2009 — Today, Logitech announced the Logitech Harmony® IR Extender System, which makes it easy to control your devices while they’re conveniently hidden away inside a closed cabinet. The Harmony IR Extender System doesn’t require any programming, so you’ll be up and running in no time. Just place the discrete IR receiver in a convenient, visible location, and connect it to the IR blasters and mini blasters. Then place the blasters near the equipment you want to control. So you can concentrate on your entertainment, the Harmony IR Extender System offers a sleek, low-profile design that complements your flat-screen TV. And it works with most IR remotes, so you can use the one you already own. The Logitech Harmony IR Extender System is expected to be available in the U.S. in November for a suggested retail price of $59.99 (U.S.).

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Logitech Harmony 700 Remote Simplifies Home Entertainment

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the September 3rd, 2009

Rechargeable Remote Features One-Click Control, Color Screen

FREMONT, Calif. — Sept. 3, 2009 — You and your family love to be entertained – enjoying TV, movies, games and music – in the comfort of your living room. But getting to your entertainment can be difficult, often requiring that you use several remotes just to get to your favorite TV show. The Logitech Harmony® 700 remote, the newest universal remote from Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), can help simplify your home entertainment by replacing up to six remotes. The Harmony 700 remote features a color screen, rechargeable batteries and one-click control of your favorite activities.

“Millions of families around the world are investing in better home-entertainment systems, complete with flat-screen TVs and other devices; however, each new device adds another remote to the coffee table and another level of complexity to what should be an enjoyable experience,” said Ashish Arora, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s Harmony business unit. “If you have a half-dozen components and an AV receiver, the new Logitech Harmony 700 is the smartest way to get the most out of that setup.” (continue reading this article and leave comments here…)