I have issues with smart home technology. The promise of a Jetsons-style, automated living environment has never been closer, but the experience basically sucks right now. After spending a few weeks with a programmable button by Logitech, however, I feel suddenly hopeful.
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Esports are big business now. And with millions of dollars wrapped up in prizes and sponsorship, hardware makers are starting to cater to a new category of athlete. But while the resulting gear might be designed with professional gamers in mind, it turns out it can be pretty fantastic for the rest of us too.
Webcams aren't quite the must-have accessory they were in 2010. Now every laptop and tablet has a camera on the front, ready and willing to broadcast your multitude of chins out onto the internet. But the webcam fattening the bezel of your laptop has some pretty severe limitations, ranging from lack of flexibility to quality. If you're a serious streamer, or addicted to Skype, you'll need something more. Logitech thinks it has made that something.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today, JB Hi-Fi has an Instant Deal that slashes the price of the Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote control in half, saving you $200.
We really, really like Logitech's G gaming gear for PC — its keyboards in particular are top notch both for typing those long boring emails and for smashing out a couple of rounds of CS:GO. While those peripherals are excellent, they're also expensive. A new line of Prodigy mice, keyboard and headset from the guys at G gives you all the sturdy brightly-coloured Logitech goodness without the painful price tag.
Logitech used to make the best cheap gaming mouse in the business. The Logitech MX518 was the under $US100 ($132) dream machine everyone recommended to new gamers. Whether you spent 12 hours a day in World of Warcraft or were constantly fragging infants in Counterstrike, the MX518 was a workhorse mouse with the best sensor available and just enough extra buttons to let you get stuff done.
Confession time. On my desk I have a candle, affectionately known as my "holiday candle" because, well, it smells like holidays. Frangipani and coconut and a hint of ocean breeze, when I'm feeling a bit stressed it gives me a reminder of summer, sunshine, and everything that is good in the world.
Logitech have just announced a range of M238 Wireless Mouse designs that might be just what you need to bring a smile to your face whilst in the depths of spreadsheets and reports. Inspired by the 80s Memphis style of design with bright, contrasting colours and graphic patterns, the festive "Party Collection" is an over-the-top mash-up of favourite things including flamingos, popsicles and even gorillas.
The Logi Base fixes one of the glaring problems with Apple's otherwise excellent 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro — the fact that the excellent tablet, designed for the landscape orientation, doesn't have a charging Lightning connector on its long edge. It does have the pogo-pin Smart Connector, though, and that's exactly what this Logi stand uses to charge your tablet while it's playing a movie or working as a very expensive nightstand alarm clock.
Logitech describes the G900 Chaos Spectrum as its "best gaming mouse yet" designed for maximum performance and comfort for long gaming sessions. It has all of the expected features of a high end gaming mouse — an advanced optical gaming sensor, ambidextrous design, customisable lighting, mechanical pivot button design and it is lightweight. But the real standout is its wireless technology, which promises to be professional grade, lag-free and faster than a wired mouse.
Logitech and Razer both have some pretty awesome gaming peripherals. Whether you're playing games or getting real work done, they're both great options. The software they use have some small, but important differences. Here's how they stack up against each other.
Back in 2013, we were blessed with the launch of the UE Boom — a small, portable, waterproof speaker that sounded great for its size and had enough battery life to last a full day at the beach. But that was two years ago, and since then we've had the UE Roll and the Megaboom — a smaller speaker and a larger one. Since then, we've been waiting for a new Boom. The second incarnation of one of the best Bluetooth-toting portable speakers we've ever used is here, and it's better in every single way.
I loved, and continue to love, the UE Boom. It's a great little speaker — water-resistant, surprisingly powerful, just the right size, versatile Bluetooth. After a couple of years, Logitech and Ultimate Ears have a new one — it's (unsurprisingly) called the UE Boom 2, it's more powerful, more waterproof, with new controls, and new software.
Most gaming headphones I've ever used have sacrificed actual sound quality for aggressive styling that lets everyone else know you call your computer desk a battlestation. Logitech's latest headphones for gamers aren't exactly discrete, but the company is promising sound quality that lives up to the visual hype.
When you invest a significant chunk of coin in a new iPad, you want to keep it safe, right? Well, some cases are safer than others. But what if you don't to go the full Lifeproof and turn your sleek slate into a bulky blob? Logitech's new BLOK cases for the iPad Air 2 are super stylish, incredibly well put together, and will protect your shiny new iPad Air 2 from a 6-foot drop — albeit with a cost.
In 1988 Timothy Wilkinson, a British designer at frog design in Silicon Valley, was tasked with creating a logo for the biggest peripheral maker in the world: Logitech. The company kept Wilkinson's logo around for almost 30 years. And while it long seemed weird to me, it's also completely brilliant.
Logitech may have done some radical rethinking concerning its name recently, but the company is still sticking with what it has done best for the past 34 years — making tech accessories. So it makes sense that the first product to emerge from this rash rebranding is none other than a family of iPad cases.