Wednesday, December 3rd 2008

Logitech Ships its Billionth Mouse

Logitech today announced that it has shipped its billionth mouse. A pioneer in the development of the computer mouse in the 1980s, Logitech has enthusiastically driven nearly every major innovation in mouse technology – persistently refining this ubiquitous interface between people and their digital experiences. With more than a billion people currently using computers worldwide and another billion expected to begin using computers by 2014, according to a report by analyst firm Gartner, Logitech continues to pursue compelling innovation to delight users of the next billion mice and input devices of the future.

Founded in a farmhouse in Apples, Switzerland in 1981 and shortly thereafter establishing strong ties in Silicon Valley, Logitech introduced its first retail mouse in 1985 and reached the 100 millionth mouse mark in 1996. Sales of Logitech mice topped 500 million seven years later. Today, Logitech sells mice in more than 100 countries worldwide and manufactures an average of 376,000 mice per day and 7.8 million every month.

“Since the first click of the Logitech P4 mouse in 1982, Logitech mice have played an indispensable role in the evolution of the personal computer,” said Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “During the last few decades, the way people use computers has changed dramatically – what was once strictly a business tool has become highly integrated into our personal lives. Logitech has continually pursued innovations to meet those changing conditions, introducing – in the last five years alone – the world’s first laser mouse, hyper-fast scrolling and the nano-receiver.”

“Looking to the future, the gesture-based Logitech MX Air mouse and the hybrid Logitech diNovo Mini palm-sized keyboard hint at what can be expected from Logitech’s next generation of innovations,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “While the traditional mouse and keyboard still make the most sense for productivity, the emergence of the digital home and new forms of entertainment are opening the doors to new ways of interacting with the computer, whether it be voice, touch or something entirely new.”

As Logitech celebrates its milestone, many will be celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the first public demonstration of the computer mouse.

“What a wonderful coincidence that the leading mouse manufacturer has announced such a significant milestone in the same month that we celebrate Doug Engelbart’s legendary public debut of the computer mouse,” said Curt Carlson, president and chief executive officer of SRI International. “Logitech’s product innovations support Engelbart’s vision of human-computer tools for interactive and collaborative work.”

In celebration of its billionth mouse, Logitech is launching a worldwide contest that invites people to follow the travels of this notable mouse – from the manufacturing line to its final destination – and to try to figure out where in the world it will end up. The mouse's journey will be chronicled on Logitech's blog, BLogitech. For more details, please visit blog.logitech.com.Source: Logitech
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26 Comments on Logitech Ships its Billionth Mouse

#1
Sasqui
Cool - Always liked Logitech!
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#2
human_error
Well done logitech! Now go make some more G7s as mine is starting to wear out after a few years of heavy use and I don't like any of your new wireless mice solutions as much as my G7.
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#3
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
1,000,000,000 mice sold? holy crap!
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#4
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
maybe they can rma my g9 now?
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#5
MopeyMartian
by: fitseries3
maybe they can rma my g9 now?
Don't count on it. I'm having a hell of a time getting a replacement for my G7. My battery charger just crapped out on me last week after just a year and a half. :cry: I'm hoping for the best but it's not looking good as I have no proof of purchase. So far my customer service experience with them has been less than ideal.
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: human_error
Well done logitech! Now go make some more G7s as mine is starting to wear out after a few years of heavy use and I don't like any of your new wireless mice solutions as much as my G7.
by: MopeyMartian
Don't count on it. I'm having a hell of a time getting a replacement for my G7. My battery charger just crapped out on me last week after just a year and a half. :cry: I'm hoping for the best but it's not looking good as I have no proof of purchase. So far my customer service experience with them has been less than ideal.
Join the Club - I myself also have a G7 - I dont understand why Logitech discontiued Production of the G7's its a great mouse. It makes it *that* much harder to get replacement parts or accessories when the time comes.I ive had mine since at least 2006. my battery packs average about 6hrs'ish of non stop gaming which isnt too bad given how many hours ive spent in CoD/UO/CoD2/CoD4/Bf2/UT/CS:S/ has to be at least over 100k in gaming hours.
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#8
Arkilae
I wonder how many of those billion have ended up in landfills. :p
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#9

Logitech = Epic win. I loved my G15, i wouldnt half mind a G9 as a replacement for when my Diamondback dies either. Oh, and im getting some Z-2300's at christmas.

Major props to logitech! :rockout:
#10
Darkrealms
I've probably had 10 logitech mice myself, lol.

I have two G5's right now and an MX1000 (the first laser mouse). I love my G5s but I've had to do a USB wire mod on both because of that stupid material they put on them.
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#11
Polarman
I think i owned 4 since 1993. Never had one break on me.
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#13
Sc1mitar
Logitech RMA is the best ive ever seen, dont know wtf is wrong w/ yours.


I rma'd a mx518 that had a broke scrollwheel, got a new 1 in 6 days.


rma'd a g9 w. a loose/faulty grip, got a new 1 in 5 days.


they didnt even ask for my old ones back! they just sent in the new ones no questions asked!

i will always buy logitech mice, they r ftw.
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#14
Triprift
Same with me love my G5 so much so that when my old one died i just went out and bought a new one didnt even bother with any other ones. :p
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#15
3870x2
everyone does seem to like logitech. I love my wireless logitech MX mouse, its the only wireless mouse ive had that i can actually compete with in FPS and RTS, good stuff.
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i have a wireless logitech mouse and a wired keyboard. both together cost me 20 bucks and they are much better than 60 dollar "alternatives."
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#17
James1991
i'm surrounded by logitech stuff. G15, G51, MX Revolution, cordless internet pro(mouse and keyboard combo) Clear Chat Pro headset, xbox controller, xbox steering wheel(other stuff in the house but thats just mine). none of it has ever had any problems.

all they need to do now is release software more than once a year:shadedshu

go logitech:rockout:
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Sc1mitar
Logitech RMA is the best ive ever seen, dont know wtf is wrong w/ yours.
asking for replacement parts for something thats been out of production for over a year aint exactly what i would call a 'regular' RMA case.

Its a shame it aint more like a car - if you cant get parts you need theres always 99% chance you can get the part fabricated by a machinist or blacksmith.
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#19
Darkrealms
My RMA experience with Logitech over one of my G5 cord problems went well . . . Actually the made a mistake and shipped me a wireless laptop mouse and I called them to send it back and they said sorry just keep it your G5 is on the way : )

I will agree however they are sticklers about having a proof of purchase. Sorry some of you are having problems because of that : (
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#20
eidairaman1
1 glitch i had with Logitech, First Gen G Mice (G5) the thing died within a week and i wound up going back to the MX510.
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#21
indybird
Always loved logitech, heres what I've bought (with their price at purchase):
Logitech Elite Keyboard - $25
Logitech MX-310 Optical Mouse - $30
Logitech MX-510 Gaming Mouse - $35
Logitech G15 Keyboard - $60
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Speakers - $240
Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse - $70
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel - $230

Thats $690 I've spent on Logitech hardware.

Not to mention I've gotten 8 (no exaggeration) of my friends to buy a G15.

-Indybird
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#22
AsRock
TPU addict
Only ever liked the MX-510. I'm guessing that this includes the ones that are not labeled by them too ?.. As they made loads of boards for mice but but seemed that others made the shell for the boards.
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#23
eidairaman1
best of all you can make your MX510 act like a G5/G7 with Uberoptions
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#24
magibeg
I have to wonder what it would look like if you had all those mice together at once place.
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#25
steelkane
I started with the MX700 & now I have the MX Revolution, they keep replacing them with newer models, I've also bought headphones from a garage sale for $1, got them home & no sound,, called them & they sent me a new set, They are kick-ass in my book.
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