Logitech Wins Seven CES Innovations Awards
SYDNEY, Australia - November 13th, 2009 - Logitech has announced that it has won seven 2010 CES Innovations awards for excellence in design and engineering. “Logitech is thrilled to be honored again with the prestigious CES Innovations award,” said Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech’s president and chief executive officer. “We are delighted that our products will be celebrated alongside other groundbreaking products from around the world. These products represent Logitech’s commitment to driving innovation, persistently striving to discover new ways to get people immersed in the digital world.”
Logitech’s award-winning products for 2010 include:
Honoree in Computer Peripherals: Logitech Anywhere Mouse M905
The Logitech® Anywhere Mouse M905™ goes where no mouse has gone before – on glass. With Logitech® Darkfield Laser Tracking™, you can use this mouse virtually anywhere you want including glass and high-gloss surfaces that challenge the capabilities of standard mice. The Anywhere Mouse M905 uses dark field microscopy to detect microscopic particles and micro-scratches on these surfaces, rather than tracking the smooth surface itself. Thanks to its compact size, the Logitech Anywhere Mouse M905 works wherever you do and offers a contoured shape that fits naturally into most hands, with back and forward buttons placed within reach of your thumb to help you surf the Web efficiently. (NB: The Anywhere MX is called the Anywhere M905 in APAC)
Honoree in Home Theater Accessories: Logitech Harmony 900 Remote
The rechargeable Logitech Harmony® 900 remote makes it easy to enjoy and control your TV, movies, games and music, even when your components are neatly hidden behind cabinet doors. The Harmony 900 features a full-colour touch screen and intuitive button layout and its completely redesigned RF system allows you to easily control a cabinet full of devices from up to 100 feet away, without taping emitters to each of your devices. As with all Logitech Harmony remotes, the Harmony 900 can have you watching your favourite movie or show with one press of a button thanks to the unique activity-based control. The whole family can simply select what they want to do by choosing the appropriate on-screen icon – such as “Watch TV” – and the Harmony 900 remote does the rest. – turning on the TV, the cable box, the A/V receiver and any other necessary devices – which the touch of one button.
Honoree in Audio Components: Logitech Squeezebox Radio
The compact, all-in-one Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio Wi-Fi music player lets you enjoy the simplicity of old-fashioned radio with the power of the Internet anywhere in your house. You just plug it in, turn it on, connect to your home network and like magic, you've got access to Internet radio, your personal music collection, and subscription services such as Napster®, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SIRIUS®, and Last.fm™. The colour screen can display album art, track and station information, visualisers and more. Automatic brightness adjustment and a built-in alarm clock make it ideal for your bedside table. And while the Squeezebox Radio is small, it delivers big, clear sound with minimal distortion from the built-in speaker. (Currently not available in Australia – shipping in 2010, date TBA)
Honoree in Audio Components: Logitech Squeezebox Touch
With its stunning 4.3-inch color touch screen, the Logitech Squeezebox™ Touch Wi-Fi music player puts a world of music at your fingertips and plays it through the stereo system you already own. Simply plug in the Squeezebox Touch to your existing speakers, connect to your home network and you're ready to rock out. Plus, to provide a better listening experience, the Squeezebox Touch supports sampling rates of up to 24 bits at 96 kHz, delivering rich sound with very little distortion. (Currently not available in Australia – shipping in 2010, date TBA)
Honoree in Headphones: Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones
With the Ultimate Ears 700 noise-isolating earphones, you’ll hear music the way it was meant to be heard, delivering the kind of audio quality used by 75 percent of the world’s touring professional artists including The Killers, Seal and The Jonas Brothers. Unlike other in-ear earphones, the Ultimate Ears 700 earphones use a custom-tuned dual-armature microdesign that features two high-fidelity channels per ear for highly accurate sound reproduction in a compact design – each earphone is smaller than a dime. The Ultimate Ears 700 earphones include an assortment of soft-silicone and Comply™ foam ear cushions so you can choose the fit that’s best for you. And the comfortable, custom fit provides passive noise-isolation of up to 26 dB, allowing you to get fully immersed in your tunes.
Honoree in Electronic Gaming: Logitech Flight System G940
With its realistic force feedback joystick, programmable dual throttle and authentic rudder pedals, the Logitech® Flight System G940 makes flight simulation feel like the real thing. The joystick’s award-winning force feedback technology allows you to control your aircraft with confidence as you feel its movement as well as its reaction to air, turbulence and g-forces. The dual throttle lets you control multi-engine aircraft using the split lever – or lock the levers when you need to operate your engines in sync. Rudder pedals with toe brakes give you true-to-life rudder control, essential for performing defensive maneuvers and crosswind landings, or piloting helicopters.
Honoree in Electronic Gaming: Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller
Available for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3, and the Xbox 360®, the Logitech® Wireless Guitar Controllers are made of the high-quality materials that you’d expect to see in real guitars, including a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and metal frets. The noise dampening design of the strum bar and fret buttons minimises audio distraction, and lets you focus in on the music. It also incorporates a touch-sensitive slider on the fret board (located on the neck) to help you rack up the points in Guitar Hero®.
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
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