Logitech Intros Unifying Wireless Receiver

Posted by at 4:25 pm on August 4, 2009

Today, Logitech introduced a convenient and clutter-free way to connect wireless keyboards and mice to laptops -“ the Logitech Unifying receiver. A single Logitech Unifying receiver can be paired with multiple Unifying-compatible Logitech mice and keyboards -“ freeing up valuable USB ports and making it easy to mix, match and add to an existing setup. The Logitech Unifying receiver is debuting with four new products: the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350, Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340, Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 and the Logitech Wireless Mouse M505.

“At Logitech, we’re always looking for ways to make life easier,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech’s senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “With this unique new receiver, now you can pick and choose the mouse and keyboard that work best for you whether you’re at the office, at home or on the road.”

The Unifying receiver -“ based on the groundbreaking design of the industry-first Logitech Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver it protrudes only 8 mm from the edge of a computer.   It can be left in a laptop when it’s time to pack up and go.

The Unifying receiver can control up to six Unifying-compatible Logitech peripherals and set up is fast and easy. For the first device, just plug in the receiver and the mouse or keyboard is recognized in seconds. To add more devices, the Unifying software (available for download at www.logitech.com/unifying) walks you through a few steps to get new devices up and running.

Both new Unifying-compatible keyboards feature Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, delivering the reliability of a corded unit plus wireless convenience and freedom. Fast data transmission, virtually no delays or dropouts, and 128-bit AES encryption.

The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 features Logitech’s Wave design and Constant Curve designed to conform naturally to your fingers. A cushioned palm rest helps position your hands comfortably and properly on the keyboard.   The keyboard is always ready -“ offering up to three years of battery life. To give more comfort, the keyboard’s low-profile design helps place hands and wrists in a more neutral position.

The Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 can go up to three full years between battery changes, using less than half the power of comparable mice (tested against popular battery-powered optical and laser wireless mice commercially available as of March 1, 2009). Hyper-fast scrolling and   laser tracking are designed to ensure smooth, responsive cursor control.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M505 provides   up to 15 months of battery life.   Laser tracking provides responsive, precise cursor control on a variety of surfaces. The ergonomically designed, ambidextrous shape includes soft rubber grips.

Battery life of Logitech keyboards is based on a calculation of an estimated two million keystrokes per year in an office environment; battery life for Logitech mice may vary based on user and computing conditions.

Pricing and Availability

Expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 will have an MSRP of$59.99 (U.S.).   The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 will have a suggested retail price of   and $49.99 (U.S.).

With expected availability in Europe in August and in the U.S. in early 2010, the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 will have a suggested retail price of $69.99 (U.S.). The Logitech Wireless Mouse M505 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in August for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).

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