Logitech Wins Two iF Product Design Awards
Logitech MX Air, NuLOOQ Navigator Acknowledged for Consumer Product Design Excellence
FREMONT, Calif. — Jan. 5, 2008 — Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that the Logitech® MX Air™ Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse and the Logitech® NuLOOQ Navigator™ device were honored with prestigious 2008 iF (International Forum Design) awards for excellence in consumer product design.
“Logitech is very pleased to be the recipient of this world-class recognition,” said Junien Labrousse, executive vice president of Logitech’s products group. “These iF design competition awards acknowledge our continued innovation in control devices, which began as Logitech pioneered computer-navigation technology at the dawn of the PC era. We are delighted that this distinguished body recognizes our contribution.”
The iF jury is composed of the world’s leading designers. 2008 marks the fourth consecutive year that Logitech has won iF design awards. iF juror Philipp Mainzer said, “It is amazing how some companies are unerringly convincing in their design and product development and are constantly capable of presenting new technologies and esthetics in the marketplace.”
The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse
The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse works on the desk and in the air. Similar to the way people use a remote to control a television, when holding the MX Air mouse, people can now lean back and relax while navigating the computer and enjoying media content. To enable effortless in-air navigation, the new mouse combines three important technologies – Freespace™ motion-control, gesture command and wireless – so people can point, select and play media files with just a flick of the wrist.
The Logitech NuLOOQ Navigator
Approximately half the size and shape of a tennis ball, the NuLOOQ navigator features a moveable rubber-like ring (called the navring™) and a touch-sensitive circular disk (called the tooltuner™). With the multi-dimensional navring, people can easily navigate images and documents while enjoying simultaneous 360 degree pan and zoom. The tooltuner gives people precision control when adjusting brush size in Photoshop, text attributes in InDesign, or timelines in video or audio editing. The NuLOOQ navigator works with a wide range of programs including Adobe® Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, Final Cut Pro® and many others.
About the iF Design Awards
The iF Design Awards, supervised by the International Forum Design based in Germany, has been staged since 1954 and is regarded as one of the most important design competitions worldwide, attracting nearly 2,000 entries from more than 30 different countries every year. For the 2008 awards, 2,771 products from 1002 contestants representing 35 different countries competed for a coveted iF product design award.
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 traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
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