Mac OS X users might be pleased to learn that Logitech has today rolled out Mac support to their range of Logitech Alert Security System and Cameras. Enabling you to now view the cameras on Mac OS X.
The new Logitech Alert Security Mac software “Alert Commander” is now available to download from the Apple AppStore for free and allows you to configure your video security system, watch live video, store video on your computer and review recorded video, directly from your Mac. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
After trying (and failing) to surreptitiously shepherd it through the FCC, then seeing it leak out anyway, Logitech has formally outed the HD WiFi Broadcaster webcam. The 720P shooter (not 1080p as we hoped) allows wireless transmission from 50 feet away to any Mac computer, iPhone or iPad, instant broadcasting on Ustream and the ability to toggle between your device or computer’s built in camera with a button push. The hard plastic carrying case with a magnetic lid doubles as a stand to elevate the cam, which Logitech says will “play nicely” with apps like iMovie, Final Cut Pro and FaceTime. Broadcaster is already up for preorder for $200 in the US and €180 in Europe, so if you want to show that you’re doubly beautiful with a multi-cam Skype call, the PR and video are after the break.
It’ll be another two weeks before Windows 8 PCs go on sale, but if you like, you can hand pick out your gesture-enabled peripherals now. Logitech just announced two wireless mice and an external trackpad, all optimized to support gestures in Windows 8. Starting with the mice, the Touch Mouse T620 has the same design as the M600 announced earlier this year, except it supports Win 8 gestures out of the box. (The M600 will get a software update allowing it to work the same way.) Similar to its predecessor, the T620′s entire top surface is touch-enabled, which means you can do things like swipe the right side for the Charm Bar, or swipe from the left to rotate through open programs. You can also double tap with one finger to return to the Start Screen, and double tap with two fingers to show the desktop.
Moving on, the Zone Touch Mouse T400 has a touch strip that you can use to move up and down through pages, as well as scroll through the live tiles on the Start Screen. In a brilliant twist, though, the touch strip itself is comprised of two buttons, which you can use to toggle open apps or bring up the Start Screen, depending on which end you press. Finally, the Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 is a Magic Trackpad-style touchpad with a spacious glass surface, which seemed impeccably responsive during our brief hands-on with it. Unlike the two mice, which run on AAs, the T650 has a rechargeable battery, which you can re-juice over USB.
All of these accessories use proprietary 2.4GHz wireless technology instead of Bluetooth, which means you’ll need a free USB port to accommodate the accompanying transceiver. The dongle can pair with up to six Logitech peripherals at once, but that’s a bummer if you also happen to own gear made by a Microsoft or HP. As you might have guessed, these are compatible with Windows PCs only, though you could use them with Win 7 if you so chose. Look for all three this month, with the Touchpad T650 priced $80, the Touch Mouse at $70 and the T400 at $50.
Is that old pro-gaming keyboard you have finally breaking down from years of use, its blue backlight fading to teal (or worse) as the days go on? Are you ready to spend over $100 to get back in the game? Then you, ideal consumer, sound like a good match for Logitech’s newest gaming keyboard, the G710+. “Plus what?” you ask? Well, it’s a standard G-series performance keyboard from Logitetch, plus a white LED backlight, anti-ghosting tech, under-key dampening to help with all the clickety-clacketing, and a promised 50-million keystroke life span. A set of “G-keys” along the left side allows for assignable macros and scripts, should you need to suddenly maximize your APM mid-StarCraft 2 match (and let’s be honest, you’ve totally been there) — sadly, the G710+ only works with Windows Vista and up, so you’ll have to maximize those actions exclusively on a PC for now.
The Logitech G710+ arrives at retail in the US this October for $150, and heads to Europe starting in December at an undetermined price — check after the break for full specs and a quick demo video.
That mysterious Logitech WiFi webcam we spotted on the FCC in July might have finally been outed, thanks to a tip sent to Zatz Not Funny. This Logitech Wireless Webcam for the Mac listed on B&H certainly fits the bill, as it touts both wireless capabilities and apparently a rechargeable battery. There also looks to be an interesting status indicator on the top. Seeing as most Macs already come with a pretty decent front-facing camera, we’re assuming the Logitech offers higher quality video (1080p perhaps?) and greater flexibility for broadcasting or recording to the cloud. The B&H Photo listing doesn’t exactly provide many details, but it does reveal a $180 price tag. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on this when it gets official.
Following on form the recent launch of the Logitech Ultrathin iPad keyboard case in black. Logitech has this week launched a new version to match white iPad tablets.
The Logitech Ultrathin white iPad keyboard cover, is equipped with all the features of its black finished model. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
“How do you make the perfect iPad even more perfect? Protect it in style—with a superthin screen cover for wherever you go. Add a Bluetooth® wireless keyboard—and you’re always ready to type with precision. A stylish, ultrathin aluminium screen cover that feels great and looks even better—designed to complement your iPad. In fact, it fits your tablet so seamlessly that you can hardly tell them apart.”
To re-cap the Logitech Ultrathin iPad keyboard case includes Bluetooth connectivity with a rechargeable battery inside that provides unto 6 months of use, on a single charge.
Logitech has taken the wraps of their new Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors, which are now available to purchase for a wallet breaking $1,999. The hand crafted Ultimate Ear monitors can be fine tuned to your personal preferences, and have been finished with a range of fine wood veneers. Including Cherry, Burled Walnut, Carpathian Burled Elm or Purple heart, depending on your preferences.
To customise the sound from your Ultimate Ears, you use the Logitech Personal Reference Tuning Box, that allows you to listen to your favourite tracks and tweak them to fit your exact acoustic specifications.
“For over 17 years we’ve been crafting the world’s finest custom in-ear monitors for discerning music listeners and industry pros. Traditionally, the “custom” in “custom in-ear monitors” refers to personally molded shells that fit you and only you. However, with the UE Personal Reference Monitors we’re taking customization to a whole new level.”
For more information about the new Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors jump over to the Logitech website for full specifications and details. Together with the opportunity to purchase your very own set of just under $2000.
Source: Gear Patrol
Logitech has announced the launch of a new gaming mouse to its range, which has been designed specifically for MMO gaming, in the form of the 20 button Logitech G600 mouse.
The Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse is equipped with a scrollwheel that is tiltable and clickable, and its possible to change the DPI of the mouse on the fly using five presets. Watch the video after the jump to see its features explained.
The G600 MMO gaming mouse is also equipped with a massive 20 buttons which can be programmed and expanded more by pressing the G-Shift control to double the functionality for each key. Allowing you to have your functions or macros within easy reach at all times.
Logitech has today unveiled a new addition to their range of keyboards with the launch of the Logitech K760. Which has been designed specifically for Mac and iOS systems, and allows you to pair it with three devices simultaneously. Simply switching between your different devices with a key stroke.
Logitech explains that their K760 keyboard can be charged from indoor lighting and a full charge provides 3 months of use, being used for 8 hours a day, and the construction of the K760 is PVC-free.
The design of the keyboard layout includes Apple-style special functions including: Mission Control, iOS Home, brightness, play/pause, mute, volume, and eject, and even includes a hardware on/off switch.
The Logitech K760 will be arriving in stores next month in both Europe and the U.S. and will be priced around $80.
Source: Mac World
Unable to sleep soundly because of the lingering fear that someone’s rummaging around your living room? Logitech’s newest surveillance gizmo, the 750n Indoor Master System, should ease your worries, since it adds 130-degree night vision and illuminates whatever’s lurking in the darkness at a distance of up to 50 feet. Like Logitech’s older products, such as the Alert Master, the 750n records video at 960 x 720p, and it uses the same HomePlug adapter for installation. If you’re already feeding your paranoia with a Logitech Alert Master, you can upgrade to the night-vision capabilities with the 700n Indoor Add-On Camera. The products cost $300 and $230, respectively, and will be available before the end of the month, but you can join us after the break for our impressions.
Logitech has unveiled the global graffiti collection, a range of peripherals that are inspired by the “global community”. We’re not sure if this is the start of the “strong” lineup of products new president Bracken P. Darrell promised or he’s trying to get rid of the, erm, more colorful devices from his predecessor’s tenure. Either way, if you’re interested in picking up the gear, it’ll set you back between $30 and $40 when they arrive in the US in May and from June in Europe.
Logitech has today announced the arrival of a new ultrathin keyboard case, designed for Apple’s new iPad 3 tablet. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover has been designed for both the iPad 2 and the new iPad 3, and provides you with an ultrathin screen protector and built-in keyboard, transforming the tablet into a notebook style device.
Similar to Apple’s Smart Cover case for its iPads, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover uses a magnetic clip to secure its self to your iPad. Offering the same features with an instant on/off and automatically waking your iPad when you open the cover.
Its also equipped with handy function keys and using the keyboard for around 2 hours a day, its internal battery will provide you with enough juice to keep it running for six months. Alexis Richard, director of product marketing at Logitech explains:
“The third-generation iPad and its apps are designed to give you more control and creativity, whether you are editing photos and movies, making music or writing a novel,”-”The new Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover – with its ultra-sleek, smart design and extended keyboard battery life – provides a convenient way for you to make the most of your iPad no matter what activity you are using it for.”
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is now available to purchase for around $100, in the U.S. and Europe.
After announcing their new BCC950 ConferenceCam yesterday Logitech have also now taken the wraps of their new Logitech UE Air speaker. Which is equipped with Ultimate Ear branding and comes complete with Apple AirPlay support.
The UE Air speaker is Logitech’s first Airplay equipped speaker system and comes fitted with dual tweeters and woofers. The AirPlay support allows you to stream music from your Apple iOS devices directly to the speaker system wirelessly.
The Logitech UE Air Speaker system also incorporates a handy docking station for iOS devices, enabling you to charge and play your tunes or media at the same time.
Logitech has launched a new video camera designed to be used for video conferencing, the Logitech BCC950 , which is a all in one pan, tilt and zoom full HD web camera.
The Logitech BCC950 features a wide range of functions, which include a full-duplex omni-directional speakerphone, and it is designed to work with a range of different applications, have a look at the video below.
This new conference web camera is capable of full high definition video in 1080p at 30 frames per second and it also comes with a remote control which can be used for a range of functions.
The Logitech BCC950 will be available shortly from Logitech for $249, you can find out more information over at their website.
Logitech’s Q3 earnings for the 2012 fiscal year don’t have many surprises since the company already revealed it was dropping out of the Google TV team. In prepared remarks, company management confirmed it is completely sold out of new units, closing the door on any users still trying to nab a $99 Revue (who shouldn’t be too heartbroken, since Vizio is promising a second gen unit is on the way at the same price). There is promise however, if you’re looking for a new Harmony remote model, while interim CEO Guerrino De Luca says the company is late in providing a successor to the best selling Harmony One and other models, resulting in a 30 percent drop in sales, it plans to strengthen the lineup “in the coming months.” In other segments, it’s seeing growth in those iPad accessory keyboards, for more details check the press release embedded after the break or in the PDFs linked below.
If you were impressed by Logitech’s C910 back in June, you may want to take a gander at the newly unveiled HD Pro 920. While it’s the first webcam to offer 1080p video chatting with the latest version of Skype, the C920 can also capture 1080p video while offering 720p for Windows Live Messenger. You’ll be able to upload your full-HD clips and 15MP shots at warp speed at the hands of H.264 advanced compression technology — making those YouTube uploads that much faster. Internally, the C920 implements Logitech’s Fluid Crystal Technology, Carl Zeiss optics and a 20-step autofocus. For audio capture, two mics are position on either side of the shooter for stereo recording. If you’re looking to snag one, it’ll set you back $100 starting this month. But for now, peep the gallery below and all the details in the PR after the break.
$99? For a portable speaker? Yup, that was our reaction too — especially when the Mini Boombox’s larger sibling boasts four times as many drivers (eight instead of two) and costs just $50 extra. But then we gave this more suitcase-friendly version a whirl and discovered that it’s actually loud and balanced enough to do some justice to your tunes while you’re on the move. In fact, it could well make a smarter purchase than those $30 speakers you keep buying in airports and then deliberately losing. It’s available now, works with any Bluetooth-equipped smartphone or tablet and incorporates a mic for handling calls — plus its rechargeable battery is claimed to last up to ten hours. Ears-on video and a quick round of ‘name that tune’ right after the break.