Logitech presents diNovo Media Desktop Laser with keyboard LCD

Posted on Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 14:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Logitech today unveiled the Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser, the next generation of the company's flagship mouse-and-keyboard combination, featuring state-of-the-art Logitech MX laser mouse technology, enhanced Bluetooth(R) wireless hub functionality, and an award-winning, sophisticated design.

The new Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser continues the company's innovative diNovo Media Desktop design, which complements the sharp angles and slim profile of today's flat-panel monitors with an ultra-thin, angular keyboard and detached MediaPad. The new product features an eye-catching metallic-silver finish with deep blue accents.

Functionally, the Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser turns an ordinary PC into a wireless hub with the improved Bluetooth 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) technology. Bluetooth 2.0 EDR enables a faster exchange of information between two devices; for example, people can more quickly transmit a picture from a mobile phone or camera to the PC with Bluetooth 2.0 EDR; and they can experience higher quality voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone calls on their PC using a headset with Bluetooth 2.0 EDR.

The product features the award-winning Logitech MX1000 Cordless Laser Mouse, which delivers precision navigation with its laser illumination and tracking technology. Logitech's groundbreaking laser technology instantly elevated the standalone Logitech MX1000 Cordless Laser Mouse to one of the company's best-selling products when it was introduced last year.

To provide an unparalleled media experience with the diNovo Media Desktop Laser solution, Logitech provides a detached, multi-purpose MediaPad, which serves as a traditional number pad and a remote commander for enjoying music, video and photos -- even when people step away from the desk, to as far as 60 feet away. The diNovo MediaPad includes an interactive display that shows music track information. It offers control of today's most popular media players, including Musicmatch, iTunes, Windows Media Player 10 and Winamp 5. To make the media control experience even easier, the new diNovo Media Desktop solution includes Logitech MediaLife software, which combines music tracks, digital pictures and videos into a single full-screen interface.

The versatile interactive display on the MediaPad also shows incoming instant messages and e-mails, as well as the status of instant messenger buddies. And, in addition to its traditional function as a keyboard number pad, the MediaPad can be used as a standalone calculator.

Bluetooth 2.0 EDR provides up to three times higher data rates than previous versions of Bluetooth technology; other wireless devices with Bluetooth 2.0 EDR will be able to transmit more data more quickly while connected to the PC through the Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser. The Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser is also backward compatible with other mobile devices that use older implementations of Bluetooth. With Logitech's Bluetooth mice and keyboards, people can conduct voice over IP with a Bluetooth headset, transfer pictures and contacts from a Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to music through Bluetooth headphones, and synchronize important data between mobile devices and the PC -- all without the hassle of connecting USB cords or any other kinds of wires.

The Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser will be available in October in the U.S. and Europe. The desktop has a suggested retail price of $199.99 in the U.S.

Additionally, Logitech also launched the following keyboards today: cordless MX 5000 with keyboard LCD, cordless MX 3000 and the Cordless Desktop S 510 Media Remote

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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