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The Logitech MeetUp Live Demo & Hands-On Look

On 22 June 2017, Logitech invited us to an exclusive live demo of the new Logitech MeetUp premier ConferenceCam conducted across four different countries. We were also given the opportunity for some hands-on time with the Logitech MeetUp. Join us for this exclusive live demo session, and check out our hands-on look, of this new ConferenceCam designed for small conference rooms or huddle rooms.

 

The Logitech MeetUp Live Demo

Unlike typical press conferences and tech briefings, Logitech conducted this live demo of Logitech MeetUp (Lowest Price) across four different countries to showcase its abilities. Note that they were not conducted in 4K resolution (more on this later), due to software and bandwidth limitations.

Here are the Logitech MeetUp’s key features :

  • Super-Wide 120° Field of View: MeetUp offers the widest field of view of any Logitech video conferencing solution, without any fisheye lens distortion. This allows everyone in the room to be seen on-screen, even those close to the camera or seated at the edges of the room.
  • 3-Microphones and Custom-Tuned Speaker: Three broadside beamforming, omnidirectional microphones with noise and echo cancellation – plus a custom-tuned speaker – are specifically optimized for voice clarity in small conference rooms. The microphones are Microsoft Cortana-certified for voice command precision with any Windows 10 system. An optional expansion microphone increases conversational radius even further in larger rooms.[adrotate banner=”4″]
  • All-In-One Design: MeetUp’s compact, all-in-one form factor saves space and minimizes cable clutter.
  • Razor-Sharp Optics: Advanced Logitech lens technology delivers remarkable, distortion-free video quality with superb resolution, speed, fluidity, color balance, and detail.
  • Motorized Pan/Tilt with Optical Zoom: The motorized lens smoothly pans and tilts, expanding the total field of view to 170° by 105°, while a 5X optical zoom lets you focus on participants and whiteboards with razor-sharp clarity.
  • RF Remote Control: MeetUp’s paired remote control lets you adjust audio and camera settings from anywhere in the room, even without line-of-sight.
  • Ultra HD 4K Image Sensor: Supports multiple resolutions, including 4K (Ultra HD), 1080p (Full HD) and 720p (HD) to best support the quality offered by your application and monitor.

 

The Logitech MeetUp Hands-On Look

The Logitech MeetUp (Lowest Price) is a compact all-in-one video conferencing solution. It combines an ultra-wide camera with three beam-forming microphones and a voice-optimised speaker. In addition, the camera has motorised pan and tilt capabilities, and even 5X optical zoom.

The Logitech MeetUp (Lowest Price) is designed for huddle rooms. In larger conference rooms, you can attach an expansion microphone for greater reach. Its remote control uses radio-frequency, instead of infra-red, allowing you to control it even without line-of-sight.

There are some caveats we must point out though :

  • The Logitech MeetUp (Lowest Price) is a hardware solution, and does not come with any video conferencing software. You are free to use any video conferencing service like Skype or WebEx,
  • MeetUp requires additional hardware to operate, specifically a host PC. You can hook it up to a desktop, a laptop or even a NUC.
  • Logitech MeetUp (Lowest Price) has an Ultra HD 4K-capable camera for future-proofing. That capability requires a video conferencing service that is 4K capable, and a USB 3.0 cable. MeetUp currently ships only with a USB 2.0 cable, and is therefore not capable of supporting 4K video streaming.
  • The external microphone port is proprietary and can only be used with the official MeetUp external microphone.

 

Price & Availability

The Logitech MeetUp (Lowest Price) will be available for sale in late July 2017 at the following prices (for ASEAN countries) :

  • Singapore : SGD 1,529 for MeetUp, and SGD 375 for the optional external microphone
  • Thailand : THB 37,900 for MeetUp, and THB 9,199 for the optional external microphone
  • Malaysia : MYR 4,799 for MeetUp, and MYR 1,169 for the optional external microphone
  • Philippines : PHP 56,500 for MeetUp, and PHP 13,500 for the optional external microphone

You can also buy it from Amazon at US$ 899 for MeetUp, and US$ 1,079 for MeetUp with the optional external microphone.

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Logitech Won 15 GOOD DESIGN 2016 Awards

26 January 2017 – Today Logitech announced that it has won 15 GOOD DESIGN 2016 awards. This marks the sixth consecutive year Logitech products have been recognized by the GOOD DESIGN awards, and the most award wins for the company ever.

The GOOD DESIGN 2016 awarded products are:

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“Creating beautiful, intelligent solutions to human problems has been our priority, and we’re thrilled it continues to be noticed by the design community at large,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. “Whether it’s a product, packaging, product pages or retail displays, our teams keep design as our focus from the start to the finish.”

The GOOD DESIGN Awards are presented each year to the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

 

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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse Review

Logitech is a Swiss company with a long history of producing some of the best accessories for the PC. They started with the computer mouse, and naturally diversified into keyboards, webcams and speakers. Today, we will take a look at the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse.

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum replaces the Logitech G502 Proteus Core, its predecessor. It is an evolutionary upgrade of the Proteus Core mouse with customisable RGB illumination. Let’s check it out!

Originally posted @ 2016-03-03

Updated @ 2017-01-15 : Corrected references to 6 weights. There are only 5 weights. Updated other aspects of the review.

 

Unboxing The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum comes in a very nice cardboard box with full colour printing. You will find its key performance characteristics listed on the right side of the box, and its contents and requirements on the left side. The back of the box has a nice top view of the G502 Proteus Spectrum together with its key features.

Join us as we unbox the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum in this video. Please ignore the typo about six metal weights. There are only five weights.

Once you unpack everything, you will find the following items :

  • One Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse
  • One Logitech G502 tuning weight case with 5 weights (3.6 g each) inside (please ignore the typo in the video above)
  • One Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum manual
  • One Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Safety Compliance and Warranty leaflet
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The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is a rather large mouse, designed for right-handed users with large hands. It feels comfortable even in my smaller hand. However, one of the side buttons was out of reach. More on this later.

It has a nice curved thumb rest which doubles as a latch for the weight-tuning system (we have special section on this later in the review), and a full body for proper palm support. This may not matter though if you prefer the finger grip style of holding the mouse.

In case you are wondering, it is only available in one colour – black. The top surfaces are all matte-finished to prevent unsightly fingerprint smears. It also has textured rubber strips on both sides for better grip.

Next Page > IR Sensor, Scroll Wheel & Buttons, Glide Performance & Stability

 

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PMW3366 IR Sensor

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse uses an IR sensor, instead of a laser sensor. This may seem like a downgrade but professional gamers will tell you – IR sensors actually deliver better precision and sensitivity than laser sensors, especially on textured surfaces.

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum uses the much-vaunted PMW3366 IR sensor, which supports resolutions from 200 DPI all the way to 12,000 DPI. But ignore that upper number – no one will actually use that. What’s really important about this sensor is its precision and sensitivity.

In those aspects, the PMW3366 optical sensor really rocks – it was both sensitive and precise. Sensitivity is critical in gaming because you want your every move to register, even the slightest move. Precision is also important because you want your move to be precisely tracked so that it registers exactly in the game, or application you are using.

That said, please note that the PMW3366 sensor will not work with glass or highly glossy surfaces, unlike the Logitech MX Anywhere 2‘s Darkfield laser sensor. This isn’t really a problem because you can easily “fix” it with a proper mouse pad, or even a piece of paper.

 

Scroll Wheel & Buttons

Although Logitech claims that the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum has 11 programmable buttons, there are really just 9 programmable buttons. To make it a little more confusing, there are actually 10 buttons on this mouse, but one isn’t programmable while the scroll wheel can be programmed for 3 functions. That’s how you get 11 programmable “buttons” – 8 physical buttons that are programmable + 1 scroll wheel that can be programmed for 3 different functions.

 

Button Default Setting Button Default Setting
1 Left Click 6 Back
2 DPI Up 7 Right Click
3 DPI Down 8 Left Scroll, Middle Click, Right Scroll
4 DPI Shift 9 Scroll Mode Switch
5 Forward 10 Profile Switch

Pressing on the Scroll Mode Switch (Button #8) switches the scroll wheel between these two modes :

  • a “hyperfast scrolling mode” – smooth and quiet scrolling but lacks tactile feedback, and
  • a “click-to-click scrolling mode” – the typical ratcheted mode which precise but “noisy”.

We found the scroll wheel to be too loose in the hyperfast scrolling mode. A flick will send the screen scrolling far beyond what we would expect. The ratcheted mode is far better. The only downside – it is quite noisy if you scroll rapidly.

Note that smaller hands may find it hard to reach the DPI Shift button (#4).

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Glide Performance & Stability

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is supported by four asymmetric pads of what appears to be UHMWPE (Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene), also known as UPE.

The traditional PTFE (commonly known by its trade name of Teflon) is slicker and gives a smoother glide, but is also more expensive and less durable. It is also hard to differentiate the gliding performance of UPE against PTFE. So we are not surprised to see UPE being used in the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum.

What’s more important to us is the stability of the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. We are glad to report that it was very stable. Nothing irritates us more than a mouse that “rocks”. It’s pointless for a mouse to use PTFE feet for a smoother glide if it’s so unstable that it rocks as you move it.

Next Page > Weight Tuning System, USB Cable, Logitech Gaming Software

 

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Weight Tuning System

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum has an all-plastic chassis and weighs just 121 grams / 4.3 ounces (without the cable). That might be too light for some gamers, so Logitech included a weight tuning system. This comprises of a plastic case with 5 metal weights and a weight tuning chamber hidden inside the G502 Proteus Spectrum.

Watch this video to see how the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum‘s weight tuning system works. Please ignore the typo about 6 weights. There are only 5 weights.

Each metal weight weighs 3.6 grams (0.13 ounces), so you can adjust the weight of the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum by up to 18 grams / 0.65 ounces (15%). The hexagonal design of the weight tuning system is quite clever, allowing Logitech to arrange them around the sensor, in a simple chamber covered by a single magnetically-locked cover.

 

USB Cable

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum uses a USB cable, instead of a wireless connection. The USB cable is 183 cm (6 feet) long, which is fantastic for desktops but a handful for laptops. The USB cable is braided for strength and durability. The cable joint is also protected by a hard plastic sleeve and the two main mouse buttons.

The USB cable allows the G502 Proteus Spectrum to achieve a higher polling rate of 1,000 Hz. Wireless mice, on other hand, maxes out at 500 Hz. That is a difference of response time of 1 ms vs. 2 ms. Of course, whether you can really tell the difference in real world usage is another matter.

What will really matter a lot is the fact that a USB connection will never suffer from interference, which can happen to wireless mice, due to nearby USB drives or other wireless devices.

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Logitech Gaming Software

The Logitech Gaming Software is not necessary to use the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. However, it is highly recommended because it allows you to make full use of the G502 Proteus Spectrum‘s built-in features.

In the Home section, you get to switch between using the 3 profiles stored in the mouse’s onboard memory, or the profiles Logitech created for different games. Enabling Automatic Game Detection will allow you to scan for games in your computer, and assign preset profiles to use with the G502 Proteus Spectrum.

The profiles offer a variety of customisation options. You can change the functions of the 8 programmable buttons, adjust the DPI sensitivity levels, polling rate and even the colour of the RGB lights using up to 3 profiles.

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum comes with two presets which fine-tunes it for the Logitech G440 hard gaming mouse pad, and the Logitech G240 soft gaming mouse pad. However, you can fine-tune the G502 Proteus Spectrum for any surface by adding a new surface and clicking on the Tune option. Very nifty!

Finally, the Logitech Gaming Software comes with a “recording feature” which they call Input Analysis. Basically, it allows you to log your key presses so you can find out which keys / buttons you pressed the most or longest during a gaming session.

Next Page > Specifications, Our Verdict, Award

 

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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Specifications

SpecificationsLogitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Processor32-bit ARM processor
Profiles3 On-board Profiles
SensorLogitech PMW3366 optical sensor
Resolution : 200 to 12,000 DPI in 50 DPI steps
User Settings : Up to 5 sensitivity levels can be preset
Max. Acceleration : > 40 G
Max. Speed : > 300 ips
ButtonsTwo main buttons
Two top buttons
Five side buttons
One scroll wheel (doubles as a button)
USB ResponsivenessData Format : 16 bits / axis
Report Rate : 1000 Hz (1 ms)
Glide PerformanceDynamic coefficient of friction : 0.10 μ (k)
Static coefficient of friction : 0.15 μ (s)
* Tested on wood-veneer surface.
Weight Tuning SystemFive 3.6 g metal weights, allows for up to 18 g of additional weight
DurabilityMain left and right buttons : 20 million clicks
Mouse feet : 250 kilometers
SizeHeight: 5.2 in (132 mm)
Width: 2.95 in (75 mm)
Depth: 1.57 in (40 mm)
WeightWeight: 5.9 oz, mouse plus cable (168 g)
Weight: 4.3 oz, mouse only (121 g)
Additional FeaturesCustomisable RGB lighting
3 DPI indicators
Mechanical microswitches
Braided cable with hook and loop cable tie
Rubber grips
Dual-mode scroll wheel

 

Our Verdict

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum was designed with one goal in mind – desktop gaming. It is a full-sized mouse that offers a lot of palm support, and comes a nice braided USB cable that is 6 feet long. The PMW3366 IR sensor it uses cannot handle glass or glossy surfaces, but on regular desktop surfaces, it is precise and sensitive.

It also offers a ton of customisation features. You can customise the 9 programmable buttons for 11 functions, or the built-in LED lighting that supports up to 16.8 million colours. And like many gaming mice, you can change its sensitivity and polling speeds.

The Logitech Gaming Software it comes with is essential to accessing all those customisation features. It also allows you to fine-tune the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum for different table or mouse pad surfaces. Everything you need to adjust the mouse to your exacting needs.

Some may gripe about its plastic build but it doesn’t rattle or creak. In fact, it feels really solid and more importantly – stable. Gamers who find the G502 Proteus Spectrum a little on the light side can use its weight tuning system to beef it up a bit.

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We are not sure how popular RGB LED illumination is to you, but those who enjoy showing off their gaming PCs will love the fact that it allows them to choose from up to 16.8 million colours. Even better, they can sync the light and colour patterns with other Logitech G devices.

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum also comes with a scroll wheel that not only supports vertical and horizontal scrolling, but can also switch between ratcheted and smooth scrolling modes. Just press the small button next to the scroll wheel to switch modes – it can’t be any faster or simpler than that! Unfortunately, the scroll wheel had too much inertia in its smooth scrolling mode, and was quite noisy in its ratcheted mode.

Other than the fact that smaller hands may find it hard to reach the DPI Shift button, we really enjoyed gaming with the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. It is therefore our pleasure to award it with our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Logitech!

 

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The Logitech M238 Party Pack Unboxed!

Logitech recently sent us a mysterious package. It had a large notice on top saying “It’s A Mouse Party and Everyone’s Invited“, and it rattles when you shake it. Interesting!

It was not your typical Logitech parcel, of course. There were all sorts of party stuff inside, together with the star of the party – the new Logitech M238 Party Collection wireless mouse! Check it out!

 That was awesome, right? Thanks for the party pack, Logitech!

 

Logitech M238 Party Collection

The Logitech M238 Party Collection is the fun version of the Logitech M238 family of wireless mouse. It comes in 6 quirky designs – Flamingo, Popsicles, Cocktail, Spaceman, Toucan and Gorilla.

Don’t let its small, cutesy design fool you though. The Logitech M238 Party Collection mouse boasts an advanced 2.4 GHz wireless transmission link that is secured with 128-bit AES encryption. It is also so power-efficient, you can use it for up to 12 months on a single AA battery!

 

Logitech M238 Party Collection Specifications

SpecificationsLogitech M238 Party Collection
Sensor TechnologyOptical, 1000 dpi
Wireless Connectivity2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with USB receiver
- Secured with 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
- Wireless range : 10 meters / 33 feet (typical)
Buttons & Switches2 mouse buttons + scroll wheel + Connect / Power switch
Logitech Unifying Technology SupportNo
BatterySingle AA battery
- 12 months battery life (typical)
Mouse Dimensions & Weight57 mm wide x 95 mm long x 39 mm high
93 g (including battery)
Nano Receiver Dimensions19 mm wide x 14 mm long x 6 mm tall
Supported Operating SystemsMicrosoft Windows Vista, or newer
Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
Google Chrome OS
Linux kernel 2.6+, or newer
Package ContentsOne Logitech M238 Party Collection wireless mouse
One USB 2.4 GHz nano receiver
One AA non-rechargeable battery (pre-installed)
User documentation
Warranty1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty
Available DesignsFlamingo / Popsicles / Cocktail / Spaceman / Toucan / Gorilla

 

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Ultimate Ears UE ROLL Wireless Speaker Introduced

May 11, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Ultimate Ears continues to transform the way people experience music, together, out in the world. Today Ultimate Ears announces UE ROLL, a powerful pint-sized wireless Bluetooth speaker that is ready for whatever, wherever, whenever. You haven’t heard anything yet.

UE ROLL blasts unapologetically awesome 360-degree sound that is loud and crisp with deep bass that busts out incredible beats. On top of its insane sound, the design of UE ROLL carries the essence of the original UE BOOM and is made to be part of your ultra-mobile lifestyle.

Whether you fasten it to your swimsuit using its one of a kind attach-and-go bungee cord, or hook it to your hiking gear while you backpack, UE ROLL connects to you, your friends and your music. It is waterproof (IPX7 certified) and life-resistant, forged from the toughest, most premium materials, so you can dunk it, drop it or toss it anywhere.

“Music is made for sharing, connecting and enjoying,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. “It transforms moments into something special, and we designed UE ROLL to be part of those moments. No matter where you are, or what you’re doing, UE ROLL is there to amplify any experience.”

In addition to its epic sound and adventurous, go-everywhere build, UE ROLL continuously gets better over time, just like UE BOOM. Through the UE ROLL app for iOS and Android, you can wake up to your favorite music, remotely turn the speaker on, and even double the sound by pairing it with any other Ultimate Ears speaker. New updates are sent to UE speakers wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker even more awesome with time.

 

UE ROLL Pricing and Availability

UE ROLL is available at all local resellers in Malaysia for a suggested retail price of RM 399 / ~US$ 105 from MCL and Bluelogic.

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Logitech Won Nine 2016 Red Dot Awards

April 11, 2016 — Today Logitech announced that it has been honored with nine Red Dot Awards for excellence in design across multiple product categories, setting a new record number of wins for the company in a single Red Dot Awards competition. This also marks the fourth consecutive year that Logitech products have been recognized in the Red Dot Award: Product Design competition, with three more wins than 2015.

Award-winning products include the Logi BLOK Family of Cases for iPad Air 2, the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, the Logitech Circle, the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, the 2015 Logitech Play Collection, the Logitech Harmony Elite, the Logitech M335 Wireless Mouse and UE ROLL, as well as the Ultimate Ears family of speakers comprising of the UE BOOM 2, UE MEGABOOM and UE ROLL.

“We work hard across the company to put design at the center of what we do,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. “We’re honored to be awarded more Red Dot Awards than ever before. If there is some magic here, it’s that our entire company, not just our design team, works together to create products that bring the best experiences possible.”

Founded in 1954, the Red Dot Award: Product Design competition appraises the best products of the year from all over the world. Honoring a select group of products out of the thousands entered each year, Red Dot winners are chosen by an international jury who seeks to find products that significantly stand out for having exceptional design.

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Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse Launched

March 24, 2016 — 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 KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. “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 G900 Chaos Spectrum Key Features

Professional Grade Wireless Technology
With a one-millisecond report rate, and highly optimized 2.4GHz wireless connection, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum outperforms both wireless and wired competitors. Thanks in part to the exclusive clock-tuning technology that significantly reduces power consumption, you can play continuously for 32 hours — an entire competition weekend — on a single charge (24 hours with default lighting). When you’re running low on power, the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) Battery Assistant will notify you. There’s no need to stop playing to recharge as the mouse seamlessly switches between wireless and wired modes when plugged in. Since a full charge from empty only takes about two hours, you’re never attached to the cord for long.

Most Accurate Optical Gaming Sensor
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum features the PMW3366, Logitech’s state-of-the-art optical gaming sensor with our exclusive clock-tuning technology. Widely accepted by enthusiasts and professionals as the best gaming mouse sensor on the market, the PMW3366 precisely interprets every hand movement onto the screen for smooth, responsive performance, even at high sensitivity. It has zero smoothing or filtering across the entire DPI range (200-12,000 DPI), delivering exceptional tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed.

Fully Customizable to Fit Your Hand and Style
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gives you the freedom to configure your mouse exactly to your preferences. Going beyond ambidextrous, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum can be transformed into a truly left- or right-handed mouse, using the included magnetic button covers. The mouse is constructed for a non-prescriptive grip that accommodates a variety of palm, claw and fingertip holds. Using LGS, lighting color and brightness can be programmed to match your style, system and environment from a palette of up to 16.8 million colors. Bring your mouse to life with “breathing” light patterns, or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system.

Mechanical Pivot Button Design
The buttons of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum have been engineered to deliver a crisp, clean click feel with rapid click. A metal spring tensioning system and exclusive mechanical pivoting hinges are built into the main left and right keys. This system reduces the pre-travel distance between the buttons and switches, while also minimizing the force required to click, enabling faster recovery after each click. The result is a heightened response and a consistently fast, accurate and reliable click performance.

Precisely Engineered Lightweight Construction
Every component of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum has been optimized to reduce weight while maintaining stability. All elements of the construction have been analyzed and adjusted to remove fractions of grams, from the thin wall molding to the hollow “spoked” hyper-fast scroll wheel design. The result is a wireless gaming mouse that weighs in at 107g, making it comfortable to use over long periods and delivering quicker response to motion.

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System Requirements

  • Optional software download works with Windows® 7 and higher
  • Powered USB port
  • Internet connection and 100MB hard drive space (for optional software download)

 

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x D): 130 mm x 67 mm x 40 mm
  • Weight: 107 g

 

Tracking

  • Resolution: 200 – 12,000 dpi
  • Maximum acceleration: >40G*
  • Maximum speed: >300 ips*

 

Responsiveness

  • USB data format: 16 bits/axis
  • USB report rate: 1000Hz (1ms)
  • Wireless report rate: 1000Hz (1ms)
  • Wireless technology: Custom 2.4GHz
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM

 

Glide

  • Dynamic coefficient of friction**: .11 μ (k)
  • Static coefficient of friction**: .17 μ (s)

 

Durability

  • Buttons (Left / Right): 20 million clicks
  • Feet: 250 kilometers

 

Battery Life and Wireless

  • Battery Life: 30 hours***
  • Wireless Range: 10 meters

* Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad
** Tested on wood-veneer desktop
*** Battery life and range may vary based on use, settings and computing conditions

 

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

 

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum will be available in Malaysia from mid-April 2016 onwards from MCL Berhad. The suggested retail price for the product is RM 699 (inclusive of GST) / ~US$ 179.

 

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Logitech G610 Orion Brown Mechanical Keyboard Launched

March 17, 2016 — Logitech today announced the expansion of its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup with the Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

The new keyboard features Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches, as well as customizable bright white LED key backlighting and dedicated media controls. It also integrates 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 KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. “Our new G610 Orion Brown keyboard delivers a clean, sophisticated design along with a choice of mechanical switches.”

 

Logitech G610 Orion Brown

Pure Performance-Driven Design
Every aspect of the Logitech G610 Orion Brown – 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.

Cherry MX Key Switches
[adrotate banner=”4″]The Logitech G610 Orion Brown features Cherry MX mechanical switches, which are the industry standard in mechanical keyboards. Cherry MX switches are rated over 50 million keystrokes and actuate precisely for a reliable gaming experience. Low-noise Cherry MX Brown switches have a tactile bump for feedback while you type.

Customizable LED Backlighting
Use Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) to select and personalize brightness for each key to match your style, system or environment, or set lighting to sleep when you aren’t using the system. Light up keys to keep track of spells and other commands. Additionally, use LGS to synchronize lighting patterns and effects with other Logitech G gaming gear so your devices can display the same lighting pattern. Available patterns include breathing or light wave.

Easy-Access Media Controls
The Logitech G610 Orion Brown features dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause and mute music and videos instantly, so you can control your background track without switching out of your game. Use the roller to adjust the volume, or skip to the next song with the touch of a button.

Full Customization
Get full control of the Logitech G610 Orion Brown with LGS. Customize your favorite games with custom button macros on the F1-F12 keys. Control lighting on individual keys and determine which keys are turned off when you turn on Game Mode.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G610 Orion Brown will be available in Malaysia from April 2016 onwards from MCL Berhad. The suggested retail price for the product is RM 599 (inclusive of GST) / ~US$ 139.

 

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Logitech Honoured with Eight 2016 iF Design Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia. — Feb. 29, 2016 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that eight of its products have been selected as 2016 iF DESIGN AWARD winners, resulting in five more wins than the year prior.

Of the eight wins, UE ROLL was awarded with an iF Gold Award, the iF DESIGN AWARD’s highest honor. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Logitech products have been recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARDS for innovation and excellence in consumer product design.

 

Logitech 2016 iF DESIGN AWARD Wins

  • Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
  • Logi BLOK Family of Cases for iPad
  • Logitech G29 Driving Force
  • Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480
  • 2015 Logitech Play Collection
  • Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
  • UE family of speakers including the UE BOOM 2, UE MEGABOOM and iF Gold Award winner UE ROLL.

“What makes this recognition so rewarding is that almost all of our product categories are represented,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager for Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. “We are committed to amazing design across the board. From Logitech mice to UE speakers, careful attention to design is the company’s focus.”

The iF DESIGN AWARDS honor products based on criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and aspects of universal design. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD welcomes more than 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year, with only 75 products honored yearly as iF Gold Award winners.

 

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Logitech Pitches The Couch This Valentine’s Day

Most girls probably envision a night out, a romantic dinner followed by a dance, drinks and a kiss. Maybe more. But Logitech feels that some girls will probably want to skip the roses and chocolates to join their beaus on the couch this Valentine’s Day. Or maybe it’s the guy’s turn this Valentine’s Day!

To help you, the poor guy/girl who has to figure out what to do this Valentine’s Day, Logitech created a list of Logitech products to buy for the love of your life. Check it out below, and let us how well it works out for you this Valentine’s Day! 😀

 

For The Couch Potato – The Logitech K400 Plus

The Logitech K400 Plus is perfect if your significant other is the ultimate couch potato. It’s designed for laid-back control making it easy for your special someone to navigate any TV-connected computer from the comfort of their couch.

What’s more, setting up the Logitech K400 Plus is a breeze. Simply plug in the Unifying receiver into a USB port and you’re good to go! Nothing screams romance quite like Netflix-and-chilling, am I right?

 

For The Busy Bee – The Logitech K380

If your partner is someone who is constantly juggling work between multiple devices, then the Logitech K380 would definitely get you into their good books. Designed with improved efficiency in mind, this little guy not only affords users the comfort and convenience of desktop typing on any smart-device, it also works on multiple operating systems.

What’s more, the Logitech K380 is compact enough for your boo to carry around from meeting to meeting as it weighs just over 400g.

 

 

For The Music Lover – The Logitech X50

There’s nothing more beautiful than giving the gift of music. If your significant other is a self-proclaimed music aficionado, they are sure to love the Logitech X50. The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been more true than for the Logitech X50.

While it measures just as big as a standard can of tuna, this little baby can pump out some serious volume. Additionally, not only does the Logitech X50 come with rechargeable batteries, users can enjoy up to 5 hours of continuous play on a single charge.

 

For The Gamer – The Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum

If your partner is a gamer, nothing says “you get me” quite like new gaming equipment. But if you truly want to impress, you really can’t go wrong with the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum.

Designed by Logitech’s sound engineering team, backed by more than 25 years of audio development experience, the Logitech G633 truly delivers a superior all-around audio experience. What’s more, it’s fully customizable and features RGB lighting and programmable G-keys.

 

For The Fanboy/girl  – The Logitech CREATE

Their original copy listed it as fanboy, but we thought girls might be interested too… 🙂

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for iPad Pro is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift if your partner is a diehard Apple fan. While its sleek and stylish design is enough to impress even the most hard-to-please Apple fanatics, what makes the Logitech CREATE a true winner is its Smart Connector function.

What this means is there is no need for Bluetooth pairing or charging. Just set your IPad Pro into a typing position and go. As though that wasn’t enough, the CREATE also gets its power via the Smart Connector, meaning you never have to charge the keyboard externally. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!

 

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech is a Swiss company with a long history of producing some of the best accessories for the PC. They started with the computer mouse, and naturally diversified into keyboards, webcams and speakers. Today, we will take a look at the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mouse, which was specially developed for mobile users.

Don’t mistaken the term “developed for mobile users” to mean a teeny-weeny or flattened mouse with wireless capabilities. The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is designed to address the critical needs of the mobile user, namely the ability to track on any surface, dual connectivity via Bluetooth and wireless receiver, and the ability to switch between 3 different devices. Let’s take a look!

 

Unboxing The Logitech MX Anywhere 2

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 comes in a very nice cardboard retail box, with its key features listed on the box in four languages. The system requirements (Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.8 or better for WiFi and Windows 8 or Mac OS X 10.10 or better for Bluetooth) are listed on the right side. On the left is a list of the box’s contents.

The box actually flips open in the front to reveal the MX Anywhere 2 mouse and its Pico Unifying receiver behind a clear plastic window. This allows you to gauge how well the mouse will fit your hand before purchasing it. The inner side of the cover shows you the five simple steps to get the MX Anywhere 2 mouse to work with your devices in pictorial form.

Once you open up the box, you will find the following items :

 

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Specifications

SpecificationsLogitech MX Anywhere 2
ModelM-R0057
Sensor TechnologyDarkfield laser sensor
Sensor Sensitivity1000 dpi (nominal)
- Can be set between 400 and 1600 dpi in increments of 200 dpi
Easy-Switch TechnologyYes, up to 3 devices
Wireless Technology2.4 GHz WiFi or Bluetooth
- Logitech Pico Unifying WiFi receiver
- Bluetooth Smart Ready
Wireless Range10 meters / 32 feet (typical)
Operating System SupportWiFi - Windows 7 or better, Mac OS X 10.8 or better

Bluetooth - Windows 8 or better. Mac OS X 10.10 or better
BatteryRechargeable 500 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery
Battery LifeUp to 2 months on a single full charge
Dimensions61.6 mm (2.4") wide
100.3 mm (3.9") long
34.4 mm (1.4") high
Weight106 g / 3.7 oz (mouse only)
1.63 g / 0.06 oz (receiver only)
Warranty1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Now, let’s take a closer look at the MX Anywhere 2 mouse…

Page 2 : Size & Grip, Darkfield Laser Sensor, Dual Connectivity, Battery & Charging

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is a compact mouse designed for mobile use, so don’t expect much palm support. It is best used with a pincer grip, even with smaller Asian hands. With a typical resolution of 1,000 dpi, you don’t need much wrist action to go a long way.

In case you are wondering, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 only comes in one colour scheme – a mix of black and army green, with chrome accents on the scroll wheel. Let’s take a look at its specifications.

 

Darkfield Laser Sensor

As a mouse designed to be used on-the-go, it is important that it can work with any kind of surface. However, the traditional laser sensor has trouble tracking on clear glass or very glossy surfaces. This led Logitech to develop a dual-laser system they dub as the “Darkfield laser tracking technology“.

Basically, it uses two laser diodes to better pick up the minute surface irregularities on highly glossy surfaces. This allows the MX Anywhere 2 to track on all types of glassy surfaces as long as the glass surface is at least 4 mm thick.

 

Dual Connectivity

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 has another unique feature – dual connectivity. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart), allowing you to pair it with virtually any laptop and smart device in the market without the use of any receiver. However, your PC will need to run on at least Microsoft Windows 8 or Mac OS X 10.10.

If you are using an older computer that does not support Bluetooth 4.0, or runs on Windows 7 or an older version of Mac OS X, the MX Anywhere 2 comes with a Pico Unifying receiver. This miniature USB receiver with a range of 10 meters (32 feet) allows you to pair any computer with the MX Anywhere 2 using a direct 2.4 GHz radio connection.

As this is a Unifying receiver, you can pair any compatible Logitech keyboard to the same receiver. This allows you to save one USB port by using the same receiver for both keyboard and mouse. You will need to install and use the Logitech Unifying software to pair and unpair compatible Logitech devices to the Pico Unifying receiver.

 

Battery & Charging

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 comes with a small 500 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. Logitech claims a maximum battery life of 40 days, based on 6 hours of daily use. This is probably based on the Bluetooth 4.0 connection. Using the Pico Unifying receiver, we got about 3 weeks of use before requiring a recharge.

The MX Anywhere 2 recharges its battery via a micro USB port in the front. They intentionally placed the port there so that you can continue using the mouse while it’s charging. Once attached, the USB cable temporarily turns this wireless mouse into a “wired” mouse.

You will be glad to know that since the MX Anywhere 2 uses so little power, a single minute of charging time will give you up to 2 hours of use.

Page 3 : The Scroll Wheel & Buttons, Gliding & Stability Performance

The Scroll Wheel & Buttons

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 comes with a scroll wheel that supports both vertical and horizontal scrolling. Pressing on the scroll wheel switches between two modes :

  • a “hyperfast scrolling mode” – smooth and quiet scrolling but lacks tactile feedback, and
  • a “click-to-click scrolling mode” – the typical ratcheted mode which precise but “noisy”.

There is a small middle button behind the scroll wheel that enables the Gestures feature, but only if the Logitech Options utility is installed. Right behind it is a small LED light that gives you an indication of its battery life. If the green light turns red, it means the MX Anywhere 2‘s battery is down to less than 20% of its capacity – an indication you should recharge the mouse.

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 looks symmetrical but it’s not an ambidextrous mouse. It was definitely designed for the right-handed user, with the two side buttons on the left side and none on the right side. However, the two side buttons aren’t really all that useful – being used as Forward and Back buttons.

If you don’t mind living without the side buttons, the MX Anywhere 2 is symmetrical enough to use with your left hand. You just need to install the Logitech Options software to switch the left and right main buttons.

The base of the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 conceals its On/Off switch and a Connect button. There is also an Easy-Switch button with 3 small LED lights. The Connect button allows you to put the MX Anywhere 2 in pairing mode, while the Easy-Switch button allows you to pair up to 3 different devices with the MX Anywhere 2.

 

Gliding & Stability Performance

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 is supported on its base by four average pads of what appears to be UHMWPE (Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene), also known as UPE.

The traditional PTFE (commonly known by its trade name of Teflon) is slicker and gives a smoother glide, but is also more expensive and less durable. It is also hard to differentiate the gliding performance of UPE against PTFE. So we are not surprised to see UPE being used in the MX Anywhere 2.

More importantly, the base of the MX Anywhere 2 was very stable. Nothing irritates me more than a mouse that “rocks”. It’s pointless for a mouse to use PTFE feet for a smoother glide if it’s so unstable that it rocks as you move it.

Page 4 : Logitech Options, Our Verdict

Logitech Options

The Logitech Options software is not necessarily to use the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse with your Windows or Mac PC. However, it gives you the ability to customise the mouse buttons, scrolling speed and gesture options.

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 has a default sensitivity of 1,000 dpi. This is lower than what you would expect from a gaming mouse, because this is a mouse designed for mobile users who would have less screen area to work with. However, you can use Logitech Options to change the MX Anywhere 2‘s sensitivity from as low as 400 dpi all the way to 1,600 dpi, in steps of 200 dpi.

 

Our Verdict

For a relatively small mouse, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 packs a ton of smart features. It supports both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, which includes the ability to pair with up to 3 different computers or devices.

Road warriors who have to put up with all sorts of different table surfaces at cafés and airports will love its Darkfield laser sensor. This dual-laser sensor technology allows the MX Anywhere 2 to work on virtually any surface, including glass and highly glossy surfaces.

[adrotate banner=”4″]The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 also comes with a scroll wheel that not only supports vertical and horizontal scrolling, but also the option to switch between ratcheted and smooth scrolling modes. Just press the scroll wheel to switch modes – it can’t be any faster or simpler than that!

We also like the fact that Logitech was smart enough to recharge the MX Anywhere 2 via a micro-USB port in the front. This allows the mouse to be used while it’s charging, essentially converting it into a wired mouse while it’s charging up.

We thoroughly enjoyed our limited time with the Logitech MX Anywhere 2. It worked very well with both our Mac and Windows computers, switching between Bluetooth and its WiFi-based Unifying receiver effortlessly. It is therefore our pleasure to award it with our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Logitech!

 

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Logitech Wins Five 2015 Good Design Awards

Jan. 21, 2016 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that five of its products have been named 2015 GOOD DESIGN Award winners for achievement in design and product excellence. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Logitech products have been awarded GOOD DESIGN Awards.

The awarded products include the Logitech Wireless Mouse M280, the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect, the Logitech Keys-To-Go, the Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 and the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse.

“These additional design award wins help underscore how design is at the core of what we do at Logitech,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager for Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines. “Being recognized by prestigious organizations such as GOOD DESIGN, motivates us to continue our focus on design and making exceptional products that connect people to experiences they care about.”

The GOOD DESIGN Awards are presented each year to the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

 

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