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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboad Cover for the iPad mini

March 20th, 2013 No comments

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini4 stars

Logitech was kind enough to send me a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboad Cover for the iPad mini for review. I thoroughly enjoyed using Logitech’s full size keyboard for the bigger iPad, so naturally I was excited to see how Logitech would shrink down my favorite Bluetooth keyboard and still make it enjoyable to use.

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Logitech UE 6000 Headphones

March 5th, 2013 2 comments

5 stars
Logitech UE 6000

Premium headphones are more popular than ever, driven in part by mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The Logitech UE 6000 is a premium over-the-ear headphone with active noise cancellation that retails for $199. I had the opportunity to test the UE 6000s for the past few weeks and enjoyed them immensely.

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Logitech TV Cam HD

September 26th, 2012 No comments

Logitech TV Cam HD4 stars

Hosting a video call on your television, once the dream of sci-fi fans everywhere, is finally becoming more and more common. Thanks to TV’s with cameras and Skype built in, as well as products such as the Logitech TV Cam HD, bringing Skype to an older HD TV is now possible. I’ve had the TV Cam HD from Logitech for awhile now and have used it for numerous meetings, or to just say hi to my wife and kids back home. Let’s take a look at how well it performs.

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

August 8th, 2012 1 comment

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover5 Stars

As I have told you before, in the past I had been a bit hesitant of using a physical keyboard with the iPad. The screen, the user interface, the entire product was designed to be touched. And I was OK with that. Then I reviewed the Kensington KeyFolio Expert Keyboard and I began to gain an appreciation of the added capabilities a Bluetooth keyboard brings to the iPad. So, I requested a smaller, lighter keyboard from Logitech hoping it would eliminate the issues I had with the Kensington keyboard. I received the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover a few weeks ago and have been using it since. Read on to find out how it compared.

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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android

January 23rd, 2012 1 comment

Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android
It’s no secret that extended typing on a tablet or smartphone is challenging task. That’s why innovative tablets like the ASUS Transformer are so popular––people want a real keyboard for long typing sessions. But for tablet owners who don’t have an ASUS Transformer, a portable Bluetooth keyboard is a nice alternative. Logitech, with their years of keyboard-building know-how, released the Bluetooth Keyboard for Android Tablets, which does a little transformation of its own.
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Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX

December 7th, 2010 No comments

5 Stars- techdad

Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX

Logitech’s current top-of-the-line notebook mouse replaces the very popular Logitech VX Nano mouse. The VX Nano, like it’s older brother, the MX Revolution, were very well regarded by experts and enthusiasts alike. Does the Anywhere Mouse MX still hold the torch for best notebook mouse?

PROS

  • Great Darkfield tracking
  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to reach thumb buttons
  • Good weight
  • Uses 1 or 2 AA batteries
  • Hyper-fast scroll wheel
  • Unifying nano receiver
  • Includes travel pouch
  • Programmable buttons
  • Ambidextrous, sort of

CONS

  • Thumb buttons only for right-handed use
  • Only alkaline batteries supported
  • Battery compartment a bit flimsy

The Anywhere Mouse MX is one of only two Logitech mice that currently employs the Darkfield technology developed by Logitech to compete with Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology. They both work well and allow tracking on more surfaces, including the dreaded glass tabletops. If I had to choose between Microsoft’s top mobile mouse (Mobile Mouse 6000) and the Anywhere Mouse MX, I would definitely choose the Anywhere Mouse, even though I own both.

TRACKING
For use in a stationary location, like a desktop, Darkfield tracking isn’t quite as useful because chances are, you’re already using a mouse pad. But if you travel with your mouse, then the Darkfield tracking is extremely useful. Hotel rooms often have desks with glass tops, which the Anywhere Mouse has no problems with. You can even use it on most hotel carpets if you decide you want to sit on the floor.

COMFORT
Before the Anywhere Mouse, I thought that the VX Nano and Microsoft Mobile Mouse 6000 were equally comfortable. With the Anywhere Mouse, Logitech raised the height just a tad and it’s actually made it supremely comfortable. It’s almost comfortable enough to use as my primary desktop mouse. It is actually heavier than the VX Nano or MM6000 because it uses 2 AA batteries. The extra weight actually creates a good balance in my opinion. The thumb buttons on the Anywhere Mouse are easy to use and are in a much better location than the buttons that the VX Nano had on the top, left side. Though the symmetrical design of the mouse lends itself to being used by lefties as well as righties, the thumb buttons can only be effectively used by righties.

BATTERY LIFE
The Anywhere Mouse MX uses 2 AA batteries, as opposed to the single AAA battery of the VX Nano. It is rated at 15 months of life as long as the battery-saving features are active, though I seriously doubt it will last that long. There’s also an on/off switch on the bottom to help conserve the battery for extended down time. As a bonus, a single AA battery can be used either to make the mouse lighter, or should you only have a single battery available. On the bummer side, the Anywhere Mouse MX only supports the use of alkaline batteries. I was rather surprised since Logitech’s top desktop mouse, the Performance Mouse MX, supports and includes a AA rechargeable battery. I much prefer being able to use rechargeables as I’ve mostly gone away from buying alkaline batteries.

WIRELESS PERFORMANCE
I can’t remember the last time I have had a problem with a 2.4GHz wireless peripheral. The Anywhere Mouse MX is no exception. I have zero problems using it with my laptop or my desktop. The unifying nano receiver is itty bitty and stores inside the battery compartment when not in use. You probably won’t need to store it away that often due to the small size of the nano receiver. Which is fortunate, because the battery door is a bit on the flimsy side. If you don’t know what a unifying receiver is, it’s Logitech proprietary technology that allows you to use a single receiver with up to 6 other Logitech unifying products. If you use more than one wireless Logitech product, this will help save USB ports.

SUMMARY
The Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX is a premium notebook mouse, not just in price. For me, it is well worth the cost. It’s a definite improvement over the VX Nano. If you can’t stomach the cost, then I would highly recommend the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 as an alternative.

Available from Amazon.com.

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Logitech Gaming Headset G330

December 7th, 2010 No comments

3 Stars- techdad
Logitech Gaming Headset G330

The Logitech G330 gaming headset has been out for over a year and is one of 6 headsets that Logitech markets for gaming. It sits somewhere around the middle of their lineup, just below the 3 headed monster of the G35, G930 and F540 (console). Logitech markets the G330 as being comfortable with a great microphone. But what about sound quality?

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