Tuesday, September 2nd 2008

Logitech Introduces New Set of Keyboards

To help you find the keyboard that best matches your needs – and style – Logitech today introduced three new keyboards, including the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, which offers an optimized backlight experience, Logitech PerfectStroke key system and Logitech’s thinnest design ever. Also unveiled today, the Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks is designed for laptop owners who use a notebook mouse to improve comfort and need a keyboard to complete their setup, while the Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 offers a keyboard-and-mouse combination that matches a wide variety of computer setups.


“Style – specifically the ability to choose the style that fits one’s tastes – is increasingly driving purchase decisions,” said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech keyboards and desktops. “Our three newest keyboards address this trend, as well as various usage scenarios, from working in low light to being more comfortable when working on a laptop.”

Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard makes typing easy – even in the dark. To optimize existing backlight technology, Logitech combined microlens reflectors, a multilayer painting process and laser etching – creating a backlight experience that is brighter, sharper and easier to read. Whether you're typing an e-mail or chatting with a friend, the adjustable backlight gives you just the right amount of light.

With its transparent frame, the ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard (.37 inches or 9.3 mm from base to frame) adds an elegant touch to any desk. Balancing form and function, the keyboard offers a full-size key layout (including a number pad), soft-touch palm rest and a full row of F-keys, as well as media- and volume-control keys for instant command of your entertainment.

PerfectStroke Key System
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard and the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks feature the Logitech PerfectStroke key system, which provides a typing experience that’s comfortable, fluid and silent. PerfectStroke is designed to create longer key travel – 3.2 mm compared to 2.2 mm – than that of typical notebook keyboards; as a result, the distance your fingers have to travel to activate a key is optimized for your comfort. Micro-scissors distribute force evenly across key surfaces – even if you strike the edge of a key, the key stroke still feels the same.

Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks
While notebook computers have become the platform of choice, people often have to compromise comfort and functionality in exchange for convenience and portability. Logitech has developed a range of peripherals, including notebook mice and a line of Alto notebook stands, that maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges posed by the notebook. The first Logitech keyboard designed specifically for the notebook PC, the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks offers a full-size layout, complete with number pad, and the optimized key feel of PerfectStroke. By using the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks with the Logitech Alto Connect or Logitech Alto Express notebook stands, you can transform your setup into a comfortable place to work and play, as well as protect yourself from laptop heat.

Based on Logitech’s distinctive line of diNovo keyboards, the impressively thin (.87 inches or 22.10 mm from base to key caps) diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks has a glossy black finish and brushed-aluminum palm rest that look great with any notebook PC.

Because you often use your notebook PC in busy wireless environments, Logitech’s advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology dramatically reduces interference, effectively eliminating delays and dropouts. And by optimizing the power management system, Logitech’s improved wireless technology enables an impressive 3-year battery life for the keyboard.

Logitech Cordless Desktop S520
With its matte-black and grey palette, its rounded edges and gently curved palm rest, and the straight lines of its full-size layout – the contemporary, yet compact, S520 keyboard complements a wide range of computers. Plus, the high-performance cordless laser mouse delivers exceptional precision and smoother tracking, compared to optical mice.

The new Logitech keyboard-and-mouse combination provides the convenience of up to eight months of battery life for the mouse and 15 months for the keyboard. With one-touch access to Word, Excel and your Internet browser – you can instantly get to your favorite applications. Four additional programmable F-keys let you customize your keyboard the way you want it and a full set of media and volume controls make managing your media, photos and music easy (after installing software available at no additional charge from www.logitech.com/downloads).

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in October for a suggested retail price of $79.99 (U.S.), while the Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks is expected to be available worldwide in October for a suggested retail price of $99.99 (U.S.). The Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 is expected to be available worldwide in September for a suggested retail price of $59.99 (U.S.).Source: Logitech
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16 Comments on Logitech Introduces New Set of Keyboards

#1
twicksisted
nice... i need a new keyboard since i spilt beer on mine 2 weeks ago and the "." keeps sticking.
Ill wait for one of these then... logitech is going up in my books... so far I have been more than happy with everything Ive bought from them "Z5500 speakers, G5 mouse, Steering Wheel etc...)
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#2
OnBoard
Nice looking keybs, but like my Logitech UltraX Premium better (http://www.inet.se/bilder/6101303/logitech-ultrax-premium-keyboard-svart-oem.jpg). That wristrest would just get in the way as I use my own. Although the illuminated would be nice, if it's as flat and as good quality as this.

by: twicksisted
nice... i need a new keyboard since i spilt beer on mine 2 weeks ago and the "." keeps sticking.
Just make a custom key popper out of a paper clip (you'll find instruction with google). Pop the "." out and clean the beer out with cue tip :)
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#3
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
My G15 is still serving me well in my gaming endeavors. The price on this is lower than the original DiNovo. I am surprised.
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#4
twicksisted
by: PVTCaboose1337
My G15 is still serving me well in my gaming endeavors. The price on this is lower than the original DiNovo. I am surprised.
i thuink its becuase these are a stripped down version of the Dinovo... dosent have the touch sensitive dials on it or the fingerpad
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#5
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
first problem - the pics are the same they just different names to get the link working


2nd problem is that ive seen these keyboards or 99.9% similar style from logitech in my local shop for months now.

Ive still got the keyboard i imported from hong kong a while back which is still good after serving hours & hours of BF2, FEAR, CoD2, Cod4, Guildwars, CS:S, UT2003, UT2004, UT3

my keyboards got more experience then a top level wow cruncher
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#6
craigo
my $350AUD dinovo edge died in under 1 year and logitech australia are absolute pricks....not only that why would you have consumers register thier products online then make them jump through hoops with warranty claims.....f**k logitech,f**k logitech in the Arse with a spiked bat....i ended up buying a new mac keyboard(its made from aluminium and win)...and now recomend microsoft periferals (ultimatley costing them atleast 6 sales i can think of right now)
thier call centre is a joke and thier email support sux...oh and thier flagship periferals are fault prone...avoid...oh how nice is all that razer stuff. end rant.
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#7
hacker111
The Illuminated an the perfect stroke system seem to be up to date and user friendly. But the keyboard for notebooks doesnt seem too great..:toast:
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#8
Scheich
Have they removed the problem with keys beeing stuck on previous keyboards ? Maybe they should stick to mice and other devices.
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#9
Darkrealms
by: FreedomEclipse
first problem - the pics are the same they just different names to get the link working


2nd problem is that ive seen these keyboards or 99.9% similar style from logitech in my local shop for months now.

Ive still got the keyboard i imported from hong kong a while back which is still good after serving hours & hours of BF2, FEAR, CoD2, Cod4, Guildwars, CS:S, UT2003, UT2004, UT3

my keyboards got more experience then a top level wow cruncher
Now thats funny!

How silent are these keyboards? I have a user that uses dragon and his mic picks up his keyboard.
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#11
PP Mguire
Hmm looks like Logitech is getting smart and finally going laptop style keys.

No way in hell will i replace my Fatal1ty keyboard.....unless Logitech makes a G15 with laptop style keys.
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#12
OnBoard
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
No media keys? :(
"the keyboard offers a full-size key layout (including a number pad), soft-touch palm rest and a full row of F-keys, as well as media- and volume-control keys for instant command of your entertainment."

They are above F-keys with orange, so no single button media keys, but shifted ones.
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#14
Darkrealms
Moderator EDIT

I had a good laugh on that one too ; p

On topic, no one has any idea of key noise? : (
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#16
PP Mguire
On topic, no one has any idea of key noise?
Just froom looking at the picture it looks like they are laptop keys. So id guess little to no noise.
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