When it comes to gaming mice, the "Best PC Part I Ever Spent My Hard Earned Cash On Contest" proved that Maximum PC readers are gaga for R.A.T. Mice. and who can blame you? We love it too. But Logitech's not letting all the Cyborg love get in the way of their releases. The company just announced it has a mouse up its sleeve, too, in the form of the upcoming Logitech Gaming Mouse G300.
PC owners love Logitech for their gaming-focused keyboards, mice and badass racing wheels, but the company's no one-trick pony. For those of you who are more prone to chatting up strangers rather blowing them to jelly with a BFG9000, Logitech's newly unveiled C615 HD webcam might be right up your alley. Sure, its fold-and-swivel design makes the webcam look like the head of our future robotic overlords, complete with a cold, unblinking eye (Seriously -- just look at it), but it also makes it ideal for Skyping on the run.
Logitech’s Z-5500 5.1-channel speaker system was legendary for its beefy amp and beastly subwoofer, its plethora of optical and digital input options, and its ability to decode popular surround-sound codecs. The 5.1-channel Z906 speaker system taking its place at the top of Logitech’s audio lineup is every bit its equal.
Logitech is launching a new app for iPad owners that will allow for remote viewing and management of their Logitech Alert digital video security system from any place they take their tablet. It's called "Logitech Alert," and it's just one of a family of apps Logitech says it is designing for the iPad. With it, iPad owners who left their notebook at home can still check in and make sure everything is as it should be.
Logitech threw us for a loop by announcing a new mouse that isn't geared towards gamers. It doesn't have dozens of buttons, adjustable weights, or an ultra high DPI. What the new wireless M325 rodent does have, however, are a few subtle features Logitech says makes it ideally suited for Web surfers, a target audience that doesn't often receive specialized products. Let's have a look at the M325.
Don’t think you’ve got it good with that dinky cam built into your laptop. Whether you’re exploiting that five-second window of opportunity on ChatRoulette, posting your latest Polka performance to YouTube, or catching up with your folks over Skype, a good webcam can make all the difference. An external cam doesn’t just offer vastly superior video and audio quality. The flexibility of being able to freely maneuver and position the device opens up lots of possibilities, letting you take photos and video of more than what happens to be right in front of your laptop screen.
The C910 is much bigger and heavier than the other high-end cams in this roundup. It’s also less flexible; attached to your monitor or set on your table, it can swivel up and down, but not left and right. The sacrifice in flexibility, though, comes with outstanding performance. This camera can record at 1080p resolution, and in our tests, it produced the best video in all lighting conditions.
The C510 is designed for portability; it folds up into a tight little package and even comes with a carrying case. It mounts easily on a monitor and can rotate all the way around, as well as move up and down. Logitech touts its RightSound technology, and the C510 did the best in our tests at reducing ambient noise. Video performance, too, was in the top tier for this class, delivering crisp, detailed video in all light conditions. It was the only cam in this roundup not to include autofocus, but frankly, we found autofocus to be as much of an annoyance as a help in many of the cams we tested.
What’s the most important part of your PC? Is it the processor? The videocard? The motherboard? How about the keyboard?
Don’t scoff—your keyboard is the part of your computer that you get up close and personal with. It’s the conduit between you and the PC, and having the right one can make you faster, more comfortable, and give you an edge in games.
The Google TV platform was supposed to revolutionize how we consume content in our living rooms, and the Logitech Revue was supposed to help with that ambitious goal. So why hasn't it?
For starters, major television studios decided to play hardball with Google TV by blocking the platform from accessing content. Google's still trying to figure out how to deal with that situation, but in the meantime, early reviews of Logitech's Revue have been anything but glowing (you can read our own evaluation here).
If that weren't enough, DigiTimes recently reported that Logitech decided to halt production of its Revue at the request of Google, which wants to kick out a software update before any more units are shipped off to stores. Not so fast, says Logitech.
"Logitech has not been asked by Google to suspend production of its Google TV products," Logitech wrote in an email to The Wall Street Journal. "As those familiar with the products know, it is not necessary for Logitech to make changes to the Logitech Revue with Google TV companion box to accommodate future enhancements to Google TV."
Logitech was careful, however, not to say whether it has halted production on its own or if it still plans to ship out more units.
"Logitech does not discuss the specific production plans for any of its products," the company stated.