Tuesday, November 11th 2008

Logitech Unveils Mac Edition diNovo Keyboard

Logitech today unveiled the newest addition to its line of award-winning diNovo keyboards – the Logitech diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition. In addition to offering the exceptionally comfortable typing experience of the Logitech PerfectStroke key system, the cordless diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition provides the convenience of a 3-year battery life and an integrated number pad.

“With the recently released diNovo Edge, Mac Edition, and now this diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition, Logitech is giving people more options when it comes to choosing a keyboard that perfectly complements the Mac design,” said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech’s keyboards and desktops. “While the diNovo Edge keyboard is rechargeable and includes a TouchDisc and touch-sensitive volume control, our newest diNovo keyboard has a full-size layout and nineteen shortcut keys that provide quick access to Safari, iTunes, Expose, iChat and much more.”

Featuring the classic diNovo design language, the sleek diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition – with its high-gloss, semi-translucent Plexiglas frame, sharp angles and thin profile (.87 inches or 22.10 mm from base to key caps) – is an elegant, modern accompaniment to any Mac computer. Plus, when it’s time to rest between typing sessions, the built-in, brushed-aluminum palm rest provides a stable, satin-touch base.

For a typing experience that’s comfortable and fluid, the diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition features the Logitech PerfectStroke™ key system. PerfectStroke is designed to create longer key travel – 3.2 mm compared to 2.2 mm – than that of typical notebook keyboards, which means that the distance your fingers have to travel to activate a key is optimized for your comfort. And because micro-scissors distribute force evenly across key surfaces, even if you strike the edge of a key, the key stroke still feels the same.

Getting to your favorite applications is as easy as pressing the appropriate F-key. The diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition delivers one-touch access to Mail, Safari, iTunes, Exposé, Cover Flow, Dashboard, QuickLook and Spaces. In addition, Play, Pause, Mute and Volume buttons simplify media control. (Logitech Control Center software installation is required for some features.)

Because you often use your Mac computer in busy wireless environments, the diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition employs Logitech’s advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology, which 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 – Logitech’s longest.

The diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition can be used with any Mac computer, including the MacBook Air, iMac, MacBook or MacBook Pro.Source: Logitech
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10 Comments on Logitech Unveils Mac Edition diNovo Keyboard

#1
NamesDontMatter
well thats nice, definitely not an ergonomic design though. The mac keyboards are so terrible at work we have all logitech windows style keyboards, its quite funny.
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lemonadesoda
Names, that's interesting you say that. We have actually put the new Mac (alu) keyboards on all our PCs because we find them easier to work with, zero wrist strain, and actually less desk space. Once you get used to them (takes about a week), the key errors are also lower. What is important to know with the flat keyboards, is that they should be placed WAY BACK, with your papers, pens and pencils in your immediate front. I have seen some people trying to use flat keyboards up front link old-fashioned mainframe terminals

Did you have issue with the old mac keyboards?

TBH, I dont see logitech having any advantage over the FREE INCLUDED alu keyboards that come with new macs. Shortkeys to certain applications seems silly with the apple ribbon. I can unsderstand it is helpful (for some) on a PC since it saves them going to the start menu and hunting down their applications. But that is also why Windows has the Quick Launch bar.
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#3
Octavean
Meh,...

Looks the same as the PC version. Its a good keyboard but not the best.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Octavean
Wait why is this picture of the Logitech Mac Edition diNovo Keyboard different???


http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/11/logitechs-dinovo-gets-right-with-the-mac-community-lord/
Because, I mistook diNovo Edge Mac Edition pics (taken from its product page) for those of diNovo's, not knowing those are two different products. Sorry for the blooper. Here's the hi-res shot: http://mms.businesswire.com/bwapps/mediaserver/ViewMedia?mgid=159766&vid=5&download=1
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#7
robodude666
Thats the "diNovo KeyBoard for Notebooks" which is a Windows keyboard according to Logitech's website. The diNovo Edge for Macs is this keyboard (the first one posted). Unless Logitech hasn't updated their website yet.



@ lemonadesoda, because only iMacs and Mac Pros come with keyboards. Macbooks, MacBook Pros, Macbook Airs and Mac Minis do not include a keyboard, they are sold separately. Plus, some people don't like Apple's keyboards either because of the thin design and the uncomfortable chicklet keys. I personally can't stand my MacBook's keyboard and use a Razer Tarantula because the keys feel much better.


I am looking forward to this keyboard, although I hope you can remap the cmd key to the middle and move option to the right.
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DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: lemonadesoda
Names, that's interesting you say that. We have actually put the new Mac (alu) keyboards on all our PCs because we find them easier to work with, zero wrist strain, and actually less desk space. Once you get used to them (takes about a week), the key errors are also lower. What is important to know with the flat keyboards, is that they should be placed WAY BACK, with your papers, pens and pencils in your immediate front. I have seen some people trying to use flat keyboards up front link old-fashioned mainframe terminals

Did you have issue with the old mac keyboards?

TBH, I dont see logitech having any advantage over the FREE INCLUDED alu keyboards that come with new macs. Shortkeys to certain applications seems silly with the apple ribbon. I can unsderstand it is helpful (for some) on a PC since it saves them going to the start menu and hunting down their applications. But that is also why Windows has the Quick Launch bar.
I guess its upto each others preferences, I prefer the really really old clicky keyboard that you got in the nineties. I even kept one and coloured it in black :laugh:
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NamesDontMatter
by: robodude666

I am looking forward to this keyboard, although I hope you can remap the cmd key to the middle and move option to the right.
The logitech software for MAC is very good, I'm sure you can remap it. With a windows Keyboard the Logitech wave, on a mac mini we were able to remap all of the function keys, and most were automatically remaped. Although Alt still = apple key which is kind of anoying placement wise right next to the space bar.
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robodude666
by: NamesDontMatter
The logitech software for MAC is very good, I'm sure you can remap it. With a windows Keyboard the Logitech wave, on a mac mini we were able to remap all of the function keys, and most were automatically remaped. Although Alt still = apple key which is kind of anoying placement wise right next to the space bar.
I've been using a windows keyboard with my MacBook for a number of months now and have gotten used to the cmd in the middle and alt/option next to space. I have a ton of shortcuts involving the control/cmd/space keys and not being able to use the same layout will cause me to have to relearn them, which took a couple weeks in the first place.
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