Logitech Unifying Receiver that Can Connect Multiple Wireless Keyboards and Mice
Tiny USB Receiver Debuts with Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350, Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340, Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 and Logitech Wireless Mouse M505
Hong Kong — Oct. 7, 2009 — Today, Logitech introduced a convenient and clutter-free way for users to connect wireless keyboards and mice to their laptops – the Logitech® Unifying receiver. So small that it can stay in the laptop when users are moving around, a single Logitech Unifying receiver can be paired with multiple Unifying-compatible Logitech mice and keyboards – freeing up valuable USB ports and making it easy to mix, match and add to existing setup, no matter where they are. The Logitech Unifying receiver is debuting with four new products: the Logitech® Wireless Keyboard K350, Logitech® Wireless Keyboard K340, Logitech® Marathon Mouse M705 and the Logitech® Wireless Mouse M505.
“At Logitech, we’re always looking for ways to make life easier,” said Alberta Wong, Logitech’s Hong Kong Country Manager. “With this unique new receiver, now you can pick and choose the mouse and keyboard that work best for you whether you’re at the office, at home or on the road.”
Plug it. Forget it. Add to it.
The Unifying receiver – based on the groundbreaking design of the industry-first Logitech Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver – is so tiny (it protrudes only 8 mm from the edge of a computer) that one can leave it in the laptop when it is time to pack up and go. Whether when moving around the office, traveling for business, checking e-mail at a local café or chatting online with family from the sofa, the favorite peripherals are ready to work whenever and everywhere.
The Unifying receiver can control up to six Unifying-compatible Logitech peripherals and set up is fast and easy. For the first device, just plug in the receiver and the mouse or keyboard is recognized in seconds. When a user wants to add more devices, the Unifying software (available for download at www.logitech.com/unifying) will walk through a few steps to get the new device up and running.
Both new Unifying-compatible keyboards feature Logitech® Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, delivering the reliability of a cord plus wireless convenience and freedom. Fast data transmission, virtually no delays or dropouts, and 128-bit AES encryption give the user the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the data is safe moving from keyboard to receiver to computer.
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350
Featuring Logitech’s distinctive Wave design and Constant Curve layout, the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 guides the user’s hands into just the right position and conforms naturally to the fingers. A cushioned palm rest helps position the hands comfortably and properly on the keyboard. Together, they can help the user type with ease and confidence, but without forcing them to re-learn typing on an unfamiliar layout. And the keyboard is always ready when needed – offering up to three years of battery life.
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340
Designed to fit the space and the life of the user, the compact Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 will not take up a lot of room on a desk and is easy to store or take with. Yet its full-size layout and number pad put all the keys one needs within reach. The keyboard is always ready when needed - thanks to up to three years of battery life. To provide more comfort, the keyboard’s low-profile design helps place a user’s hands and wrists in a more neutral position. Plus, the quiet, responsive keys feel great and barely make a sound.
Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
So a user can power on – from home to work and on the road – the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 can go up to three full years between battery changes, using less than half the power of comparable mice (tested against popular battery-powered optical and laser wireless mice commercially available as of March 1, 2009). With hyper-fast scrolling, a user will fly through long documents to find what is needed in a flash. Laser tracking ensures smooth, responsive cursor control. And the sculpted, right-hand shape naturally conforms to the hand.
Logitech Wireless Mouse M505
The Logitech Wireless Mouse M505 helps a user get more done, more comfortably, in more places. With up to 15 months of battery life, a user has the power to stay productive, while laser tracking gives responsive, precise cursor control on surfaces where optical mice fail. And the ergonomically designed, ambidextrous shape – which includes soft rubber grips – conforms to the hand to be naturally comfortable, yet the mouse is compact enough to take with.
Battery life of Logitech keyboards is based on a calculation of an estimated two million keystrokes per year in an office environment; battery life for Logitech mice may vary based on user and computing conditions.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 and Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 will be available in Hong Kong today at a suggested retail price of HK$499 and HK$399 respectively. The Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 and Logitech Wireless Mouse M505 will also be available at a suggested retail price of HK$499 and HK$369 respectively.
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).
Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in Switzerland and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the Company’s Web site at www.logitech.com.