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Logitech Acquires Saitek, to Make a Big VR Move

Peripherals major Logitech announced that it has acquired gaming peripherals maker Saitek from MadCatz. Logitech paid MadCatz USD $13 million in cash for the acquisition. Ujesh Desai, head of Logitech's gaming peripherals brand Logitech G, said that the acquisition should augment the kind of gaming peripherals Saitek specializes in - joysticks for flight-simulators, and customized racing wheels for motorsport sims.

Desai also hinted that Logitech G could make a big move in the VR gaming space, not necessarily with HMDs, but with other related input devices. Over the past few years, Saitek's product line has been increasingly game title-specific, by tapping into specific markets (eg: the Flight Simulator community). Logitech G, on the other hand, makes gaming input devices for the masses. Logitech could tap into Saitek to create input devices for VR games that are highly game-specific.

Logitech G Announces Prodigy Series Gaming Peripherals

Logitech today announced the Prodigy series, a family of gaming gear that was designed to enhance the way you play. The new series, which includes two mice, a keyboard and a headset, all share the same attributes of high-performance technology, exceptional comfort, and a sleek and modern design.

"We love building products for hardcore gamers, and we'll never give that up," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G. "With the explosion of play across all ages and skill sets we knew we needed something more. Our new Logitech G Prodigy series gives all gamers access to our best technology. It's gaming gear made exclusively for everyone." The Logitech G Prodigy series includes the Logitech G403 Prodigy Gaming Mouse, Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Gaming Mouse, Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard, and the Logitech G231 Prodigy Headset.

Logitech Introduces Its First Ever Silent Mice

Today Logitech announced the Logitech M330 Silent Plus and the Logitech M220 Silent Wireless Mice, the first quiet mice ever developed by Logitech. The M330 Silent Plus and M220 Silent mice deliver the same precision, durability and "click" feel without the noise. "We live in a social world, whether you work in a shared space or at home, but sometimes silence really is golden," said Anatoliy Polyanker, global portfolio and brand director at Logitech. "That's why we created the M330 Silent Plus and the M220 Silent mice. Our engineers studied the sources of noise made by a computer mouse and created ways to reduce the decibel level without sacrificing quality."

With the M330 Silent Plus and the M220 Silent you can work quietly without compromise. These mice provide the traditional click feel, but with over 90 percent noise reduction. And with Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking, they are ultra-precise and work on almost every surface. Both the M330 Silent Plus and M220 Silent provide a wireless connection up to 33 feet away thanks to a plug-and-forget nano receiver, and the mice work with Windows, Mac , Chrome OS or Linux -based computers with no hassle. Plus, they have received the Quiet Mark seal of approval from the Noise Abatement Society.

Logitech Amps Up the Fun with the 2016 Party Collection

Logitech invites you to bring the party to your computer with the introduction of the 2016 Party Collection. Inspired by the '80s Memphis style of design that emphasizes bright, contrasting colors and graphic patterns, the festive Party Collection is an over-the-top mash-up of favorite things including watermelon, flamingos, popsicles and other energetic patterns.

A collection of bold patterns and colors brings a touch of whimsy to the Logitech M325C Wireless Mouse and the Logitech M317C Wireless Mouse designs. These wireless mice reflect the fun, boundary-pushing attitude of today's pop culture.

Logitech Announces Ultimate Ears Roll 2 Speakers

Today Ultimate Ears continues to push the boundaries of innovation and design in its portable wireless speakers with the addition of UE ROLL 2 to its vibrant lineup of anywhere-you-go-proof wireless mobile speakers. Starting first with UE BOOM in 2013 and now reaching new heights with the introduction of UE ROLL 2, UE continues to reinvent the Bluetooth speaker category, for everything from design to sound.

Whether at the beach or backpacking, UE ROLL 2 brings even more to the party, with 15 percent more sound and an increased wireless range of 100-feet, all while keeping the sleek, disc shape design of the original UE ROLL. Weighing in at just over half a pound, UE ROLL 2 packs in more sound without adding extra size or bulk.

Logitech to Acquire Jaybird, Expand into the Audio Wearables Market

Logitech International today announced that it has agreed to acquire Jaybird LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, for approximately $50 million in cash, with an additional earn-out of up to $45 million based on achievement of growth targets over the next two years. Jaybird is a leader in wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, a category the company created in 2006.

"Logitech and Jaybird share a passion for products," said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. "We're impressed by the technology, products and marketing Jaybird has brought to this business. As one team, we can address the fast-growing wireless audio wearables market with all the advantages of Jaybird's strong brand and sports expertise, and our combined audio engineering and design capabilities. With both the Ultimate Ears and Jaybird brands in our portfolio, we are expanding the long-term growth potential of our music business."

Logitech Announces the G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Logitech today announced its best gaming mouse yet, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum. The new professional-grade wireless gaming mouse features industry-leading wireless technology, an advanced optical gaming sensor, a flexible ambidextrous design, customizable lighting, mechanical pivot button design and lightweight construction, for maximum performance and comfort over long gameplay sessions. The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum delivers a lag-free wireless performance and long battery life that's trusted by professional eSports gamers.

We talked with eSports pros and none of them love the cable on a wired mouse," said Ujesh Desai vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "They wish they had the freedom of wireless but the performance and reliability of a wired mouse. So that was the design goal we gave our engineers, to build a wireless gaming mouse that was faster than the competition's wired gaming mice. G900 delivers on this promise, and we're confident it's the best gaming mouse we've ever built."

Logitech G Unveils Two Cherry Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Logitech today announced the expansion of its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup with the Logitech G610 Orion Brown and the Logitech G610 Orion Red. Both products feature Cherry MX mechanical switches, as well as customizable bright white LED key backlighting and dedicated media controls. These full-size mechanical gaming keyboards integrate industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience.

"Keyboard enthusiasts want a variety of options," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "Our new G610 Orion keyboards deliver a clean, sophisticated design along with a choice of mechanical switches." Every aspect of the Logitech G610 Orion Brown and the Logitech G610 Orion Red - from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced bright white LED key backlighting - is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

Logitech Takes the Hassle Out of Building Video Conference Rooms

Today Logitech announced the Logitech ConferenceCam Kit with Intel NUC video conferencing system. Configured and validated by Logitech and Intel for performance, simplicity and compatibility, the ConferenceCam Kit includes a Logitech ConferenceCam, Intel NUC and Intel Unite application. The ConferenceCam Kit is compatible with virtually all PC-based cloud services, and does not require users to bring their own computer to start a video call. This enterprise-quality bundle mitigates the complexity and cost for businesses to scale up from a laptop-based experience, or scale beyond a boardroom telepresence system to a flexible and affordable solution for any meeting room.

"We have found that a significant number of Logitech ConferenceCams are attached to dedicated computers in meeting rooms, but purchasing, configuring and deploying a dedicated video conference system in meeting spaces can be expensive, and it's hard for our customers to know what is compatible," said Scott Wharton, general manager of the Logitech video collaboration group. "Logitech and Intel have taken the guesswork out of the equation. We researched, developed and tested the Logitech ConferenceCam Kit so it's easy to set up, easy to use and delivers the most affordable enterprise-quality video conferencing experience available today."

Logitech Announces the G810 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech today announced the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum, a full-size RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that integrates our industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customizable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

"We met with dozens of gamers over the last year and a half and asked them what they wanted in a gaming keyboard," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "The result is the G810 Orion Spectrum, a clean, sophisticated design that's focused on delivering pure performance." Every aspect of the keyboard - from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced RGB lighting and ultra-fast, ultra-durable Romer-G mechanical switches - is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

Logitech Announces New G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Logitech today announced the introduction of the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse. By adding RGB customizable lighting the Logitech G502 Proteus Core, the world's best selling gaming mouse just got even better. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum still retains the world's best DPI sensor, advanced surface and weight tuning, but now gives you even more features to elevate your game and style.

"The G502 Proteus Spectrum has an amazing sensor, and now it's got customizable lighting as well, said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "You can also sync it with your other RGB-enabled Logitech G gaming gear to create some really cool effects."

Logitech Q2 Delivers Best Retail Sales Growth Since 2010

Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2016. "I'm excited by our performance this quarter. We delivered our best retail sales growth in almost five years, exceeding expectations," said Bracken P. Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. "Our growth was broad-based across categories and regions.

In constant currency, Americas grew 9 percent, EMEA grew 7 percent and Asia Pacific grew 26 percent. In our Growth category, Gaming, Video Collaboration and Mobile Speakers each grew more than 50 percent. Our reinvigorated innovation engine and commitment to design are delivering powerfully and we have strong momentum heading into the holiday peak season." Logitech confirmed its FY 2016 outlook of $150 million in non-GAAP operating income and 7 percent growth for retail sales in constant currency.

Logitech G Unveils Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech today announced the Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, an ultra-light keyboard featuring Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches. Offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, the Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features improved durability and intelligent RGB illumination in a tenkeyless design. It also includes Arx Control Integration, a Logitech G app that displays a wide range of in-game information on your mobile device.

"We worked closely with gamers of all ages and our eSports teams to create this ultra-light keyboard that is durable and comfortable," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. "The result is something that we think meets the needs of eSports athletes, but is also great for younger gamers looking to buy their first gaming keyboard."

Logitech G Introduces New Gaming Headphones

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming products, today introduced two new gaming headphones, the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset and the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset. Featuring patent pending Pro-G audio drivers, the new headphones were designed by Logitech's sound engineering team, with more than 25 years in audio development. The result is gaming headphones that deliver a superior all-around audio experience.

"We saw that no one was really building a pair of high quality headphones for gamers," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "So we challenged our audio team to see if they could do it. I'm a gamer and a musician, so I was really excited when the team came back with a design that delivered." The headphones are fully customizable, feature RGB lighting, swappable backlit speaker plates and programmable G-keys. When paired with Logitech Gaming Software you can customize audio settings, create personal sound profiles, and easily save your favorite EQ (for the G933 Artemis Spectrum only).

Meet the New Logitech

Today Logitech revealed its biggest brand transformation in its history. Building on its heritage as a technology company, Logitech has placed design at its core. It is crafting a portfolio of products that go beyond PC peripherals, to products that have a place in every aspect of your daily life. This brand reflects the company's reinvention, with a colorful new attitude and a re-imagined logo. You'll even see a new label for our latest product categories: Logi.

Since 2013, Logitech has been working behind the scenes on reinventing the company, shaking things up culturally and through its product innovation. Its latest products are an outward expression of these changes, and moving forward Logitech is also bringing new life to its brand identity. Expect bold colors and simple designs to make their mark across Logitech.com, social media, on packaging and in-store displays over the coming year.

"We've been reinventing Logitech, creating products that strive to blend advanced technology and design to bring you amazing experiences," said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and CEO. "We've built a world-class design team, led by chief designer Alastair Curtis. We're putting Design at the center of everything we do. Our approach to Design goes beyond the classic definition. Design to us is the combination of advanced technology, business strategy and consumer insights. Our products have come a long way, and now it's time to bring the brand forward too."

Logitech G Introduces First Force Feedback Racing Wheel for Xbox One and PC

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech G920 Driving Force, its first force feedback racing wheel available for Xbox One, as well as PC, will be available this fall. Built for precision racing and long-lasting reliability, the Logitech G920 Driving Force features Logitech's powerful dual-motor force feedback transmission with anti-backlash helical gearing, hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim, and stainless steel throttle, brake, and clutch pedals. The wheel is also compatible with the optional Driving Force Shifter, a six-speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse. This is the first Logitech racing wheel available for Xbox One.

"The G920 is the wheel fans have been asking for on Xbox One," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "We built on our history and legacy of previous generation driving wheels to deliver on a truly immersive experience for Xbox One gamers. I personally can't wait to get behind our new wheel to play Forza Motorsport 6."

Logitech Announces the Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus

Today Logitech announced the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, a living room keyboard that lets you comfortably control your computer screen on your TV. The K400 Plus features a wireless range of up to 33 feet and an integrated touchpad, making it easy to stream movies, TV shows, music and other entertainment on your PC from your couch.

"The living room is a place where we come to relax, entertain ourselves and connect with friends and family," said Charlotte Johs, global vice president of computer peripherals at Logitech. "The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K400 Plus makes it easy to connect your PC to the TV and search for Internet content."

Logitech Announces Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard

Today Logitech unveiled the Logitech Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard for Android and Windows mobile devices. The Logitech Keys-To-Go - which is also available for iOS - is a slender stand-alone Bluetooth keyboard that can fit anywhere and go everywhere.

"We first introduced the Logitech Keys-To-Go for the iPad and the keyboard quickly became a favorite with consumers," said Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. "We're thrilled to now bring that same portability and typing experience to Android and Windows devices, whether that's your tablet, phablet or smartphone. The Logitech Keys-To-Go goes wherever you go thanks to its thin and light design, and it offers the great typing experience that you expect from a Logitech keyboard. It's the perfect partner for your device."

Logitech Unveils its Most Advanced Wireless Mouse

Today Logitech opened up a world of new possibilities with the introduction of the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse. Encompassing the best of Logitech's industry-leading mouse innovations into a hand-sculpted design, the MX Master is the new paradigm for precise, fast, comfortable computer navigation. For people who work across multiple screens, devices and operating systems, the new mouse is optimized for controlling this complex environment with precision.

"The Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse is a beautifully designed, customizable mouse with the versatility of control, precision and speed," said Charlotte Johs, global vice president of computer peripherals at Logitech. "The numerous navigation options and advanced features make it our best mouse ever." The latest mouse in a lineage that includes the Logitech MX Revolution and Logitech Performance MX, the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse is perfectly sculpted for comfort, and hand-crafted for control and speed. The mouse's shape supports your hand and wrist in a natural position making it easy to enjoy a fluid experience with its well­positioned buttons and wheels.

Logitech Announces Plans for $250M in Dividends Over Three Years

Prior to a meeting today with financial analysts and investors in Zurich, Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) announced 1. Full-year FY 2015 financial outlook of $2.11 billion in sales and $185 million in non-GAAP operating income, 2. Full-year financial outlook for FY 2016 of $2.15 billion in sales (+2% year-over-year, +6% year-over-year in constant currency) and $150 million in non-GAAP operating income, and 3. A plan for returning up to $500 million in cash to shareholders over a three year period featuring an enhanced dividend plan of $250 million to complement the existing Board-approved $250 million share buyback program.

"I'm very pleased that our profitability turnaround is on track thanks to higher gross margins and disciplined spending," said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. "While the strength of the U.S. dollar will have a significant impact on our financial results moving forward, the underlying fundamentals of our business are positive and we are projecting solid sales growth in FY 2016 in constant currency. We are also taking a number of actions in anticipation of a stronger dollar moving forward, including pricing adjustments and the further reduction of our global cost structure.

Logitech Announces G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today introduced its newest Logitech G mouse, the Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse. Designed based on feedback from the gaming enthusiast and eSports community, the Logitech G303 features the Logitech G exclusive Delta Zero optical sensor technology for precision targeting, and metal spring button tensioning system in a lightweight, compact form.

"The community sent us a clear message that they wanted the lightweight, symmetrical design of our G302 combined with the amazing sensor in our G502," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "We took this feedback and built a mouse that was tuned and tested by pros to help ensure improved accuracy, comfort and performance. Thanks to you and this feedback, we've built an amazing product."

Logitech G Extends Relationship with Top eSports Teams

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced that two top North American professional gaming organizations have decided to exclusively use Logitech G hardware for the next year. In addition to providing early feedback and design input on products before they go to market, Cloud9 (C9) and Team SoloMid (TSM) will continue to exclusively use a mix of Logitech G hardware peripherals during tournament gameplay including headsets, mice, keyboards and mouse pads whenever they play.

"eSports continues to grow in popularity and play a critical role in PC gaming," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "We're privileged to be able to work with some of the best pro gamers in the world. By teaming up with them we can take their feedback and develop the best gaming gear on the planet." Cloud9's teams include 45 players for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Halo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends (LoL), Smite and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Last year's LoL team finished first place in the League Championship Series (LCS) Spring 2014.

Logitech Proposes FY 2014 Dividend Increase of 25%

Logitech International today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an annual dividend for FY 2014 of CHF 0.26 per share, an increase of 25 percent over the prior year, following a year of strong cash flow from operations. The annual dividend is subject to shareholder approval and is expected to be confirmed at Logitech's upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is scheduled for Dec. 18, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The ex-dividend date is expected to be Dec. 24, 2014. If approved by shareholders at the Company's AGM, the approximate payment date for the dividend is expected to be Dec. 30, 2014. Informational materials about the AGM will be mailed to Logitech registered shareholders during the week of Nov. 24, 2014.

Logitech G Unveils G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today introduced its newest Logitech G mouse, the Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse. Tested by professional MOBA gamers from around the world including players from Team SoloMid, Cloud9, CJ Entus Frost, CJ Entus Blaze, and Invictus Gaming, the Logitech G302 is designed to withstand the rigors of the highest tiers of professional eSports gaming. Specifically, its exclusive metal spring button tensioning system improves click responsiveness, making in-game actions fast and accurate.

The Logitech G302 reflects our ongoing commitment to leverage science to design products that help gamers win. The buttons, shape and weight of this mouse are uniquely tuned to the demands of professional MOBA gamers, with fast and responsive left and right-button clicking.

Logitech Unveils the G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard. The keyboard features Logitech's exclusive new Romer-G mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than any other mechanical switch, improved durability and intelligent Illumination.

"This keyboard is the culmination of years of ongoing development by our engineering team, incorporating feedback from gamers and eSports athletes to develop a next-generation mechanical key," said Vincent Tucker, director of Logitech gaming. "Our team was charged with developing a keyboard that truly improves the gaming experience, and Orion Spark delivers."
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