Logitech Delivers Peripherals for PLAYSTATION 3 European Launch
HANNOVER, Germany — CeBIT— Mar. 14, 2007 — Today at CeBIT, Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced it will support the European launch of PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system with a line of products that includes the new Logitech® Cordless Precision™ controller for PLAYSTATION 3, the Logitech® ChillStream™ controller for PLAYSTATION 3, the Logitech® Cordless MediaBoard™ keyboard for PLAYSTATION 3, the Logitech® HDMI cable and the Logitech® USB Headset for PLAYSTATION — these products are specially designed to enhance gamers´ experience with Sony´s new gaming platform.
“European gamers lining up to purchase the PLAYSTATION 3 will find that Logitech offers a full range of peripherals that give them the tools to really enjoy this breakthrough new platform,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech director of product marketing for interactive entertainment. “Logitech´s engineering teams have developed a range of products designed to meet the stringent technical and performance requirements of this very advanced gaming platform, and we´re confident gamers will soon identify these peripherals, such as the Logitech Cordless Precision controller, as essential ingredients to their PS3 experience.”
Logitech Cordless Precision Controller for PLAYSTATION 3
The Logitech Cordless Precision controller for PLAYSTATION 3 offers gamers an affordable cordless gamepad with the reliable 2.4 GHz Cordless Freedom™ technology, which provides precise control over a 30-foot range with no lag. Featuring Logitech´s critically acclaimed floating D-pad design, the Logitech Cordless Precision Controller for PLAYSTATION 3 is extremely accurate and responsive. And the advanced power-saving technology means that gamers can play for well over 150 hours on a single set of two AA batteries. The Logitech Cordless Precision controller for PLAYSTATION 3 is expected to be available in Europe when the console launches in March. The suggested retail price for the controller will be $39.99.
Logitech ChillStream Controller for PLAYSTATION 3
With its innovative active cooling system, the Logitech ChillStream controller for PLAYSTATION 3 keeps gamers´ hands cool and dry and is the only PLAYSTATION 3-compatible controller to offer this exclusive, patented technology. On each side of the controller, three narrow vents push air directly onto gamers´ four fingers, the base of their thumbs and the palms of their hands. Although it generates very little noise, a built-in 40 mm fan circulates up to 3.41 cubic feet of air every minute. In addition, rubber grips provide gamers with exceptionally comfortable control — even during intense action. Designed to complement the console, the Logitech ChillStream controller for PLAYSTATION 3 comes in two finishes — metallic silver or glossy black — and features metal detailing on the mesh intake cover. The Logitech ChillStream controller for PLAYSTATION 3 is expected to be available in March in Europe at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Logitech Cordless MediaBoard keyboard for PLAYSTATION 3
For gamers using the online PLAYSTATION® Network, the Logitech Cordless MediaBoard keyboard for PLAYSTATION 3 simplifies set up, communication and web browsing. The keyboard lets gamers set up profiles, manage accounts, enter URLs and send text messages without struggling with their game controller to navigate the on-screen keypad. The keyboard also provides a built-in touchpad and vertical scrollbar, so gamers have no need for a separate mouse for browsing web pages. The lightweight design and slim profile makes the Logitech Cordless MediaBoard easy to handle, use and store in the living room. The Logitech Cordless MediaBoard is expected to be available in March in Europe for a suggested retail price of $79.99.
Logitech at CeBIT
At the CeBIT show, Logitech can be found in Hall 2, stand number C36. The company´s current line of products will be on display, including the new PLAYSTATION 3 peripherals.
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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