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Logitech's WingMan® Force™ 3D Joystick Now Shipping

 



Next-Generation Game Controller Offers Realism and Affordability For All PC Gaming Enthusiasts

Fremont, CA — July 5, 2000 -- Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGIY; Switzerland:LOGN, LOGZ), international market leader in human interface devices that define the way people link to information in business, at home and online, announced that it is now shipping a new force feedback joystick, the Logitech® WingMan® ForceTM 3D. Force 3D, the most affordable force feedback stick on the market, is available in limited quantities at various retail outlets at a suggested retail price of $59.95 (US). It will soon be available at http://www.logitech.com.

"We have raised the competitive bar to a new level of expert gaming with the WingMan Force 3D joystick," said Ted M. Hoff, vice president and general manager of Logitech's Interactive Gaming Division. "Force 3D redefines price points for high quality force feedback controllers, and gives gamers an affordable option in a force feedback joystick that doesn't compromise important features and functionality."

With its force feedback technology, Force 3D adds a new level of realism in most games, while its space-saving design helps reduce desktop clutter. It features a lockable twist handle function for accurate rudder control, seven fully-programmable buttons, an 8-way hat (POV) switch, and a smooth, high-precision throttle. When using the stick with the included Logitech WingMan software, players can double the number of programmable functions by using the shift button option, create and save customized button functions for their favorite games, print out profiles for a quick reference and even download new game profiles from http://www.logitech.com.

The WingMan Force 3D joystick is easy to set up and use. Its USB interface provides plug-and-play performance with the Windows® 98 and Windows® 2000 operating systems. With TouchSense technology licensed from Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), force feedback is available in all PC games written to support standard force feedback for joysticks. It comes bundled with Castrol Honda SuperBike World Champions by Midas Interactive Entertainment.

About Logitech

Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets human interface devices and supporting software that link people to the Internet and enable them to work, play, learn and communicate more effectively in the digital world. Logitech's interface products include Internet video cameras; input and pointing devices such as corded and cordless mice, keyboards and optical trackballs; multimedia speakers; and interactive gaming products such as joysticks, gamepads and racing systems.

With operational headquarters through its U.S. subsidiary in Fremont, California, and regional headquarters through local subsidiaries in Romanel, Switzerland, and Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded in Switzerland under the symbols LOGN and LOGZ, and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGIY). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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