Logitech eyeing virtual reality controller market

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 02 2016 @ 13:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell had an interview with the Australian Financial Review and revealed his company is keen on getting into the virtual reality market. No exact details were shared, but the company said it plans to offer controllers that can be used in conjunction with virtual reality headsets. Darrell says this market is going to be tiny in the short-term, but he hopes it will become a serious category in the coming years:
"Just like with the mouse and keyboard, optimising the experience of the peripherals that go with VR will be an interesting place for us.

"We're in the middle of many discussions in that space … and at some point you can bet we'll jump in.

"But we're years away from viewing that as a serious category. We'd rather come in late and better than come in early and awkwardly," he said.

In the meantime, Logitech would continue to pursue the smart home. The company has already added the beginnings of a smart home hub to its high-end Harmony TV remote controls, which now can be used to control lights, air conditioning and even the lock on the front door of smart homes.

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