Logitech Wins Four Good Design Awards
Logitech V550 Nano and MX1100 mice, Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus Honored with Product Design Awards
FREMONT, Calif. — Oct. 7, 2008 —Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced that four of its products received the prestigious Good Design Awards 2008, sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. The Logitech® V550 Nano cordless laser mouse for notebooks, the Logitech® MX™1100 cordless laser mouse, the Logitech® Illuminated Keyboard and the Logitech® Pure-Fi Express Plus omnidirectional speaker for iPod® or iPhone® were all named winners in the product design category. Logitech has now won 20 Good Design awards in the last six years.
“The Good Design Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious honors, and we are honored to be recognized,” said Junien Labrousse, executive vice president of products for Logitech. “Logitech’s success reflects our continuing focus on design, at the heart of which is our passion for creating products that make it easy for our customers to dive into what they want to do.”
Each Logitech product received a G Mark, the symbol of the Good Design Awards 2008.
Logitech V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks
Many people prefer a mouse to a touchpad but often leave the mouse behind when moving from room to room. Logitech changed all that with the introduction of the Logitech V550 Nano cordless laser mouse for notebooks. Featuring the easy-to-attach, easy-to-remove Clip-and-Go dock, the V550 Nano can be clipped to your laptop – giving you more freedom when you move around at home or at work. For added convenience, the V550 Nano also offers 18 months of battery life and the Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver. Because you often work in busy wireless environments, Logitech’s advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology provides a powerful, reliable connection that effectively eliminates delays and dropouts.
Logitech MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse
The Logitech MX1100 cordless laser mouse is designed to support the naturally curved shape of your hand. The elegantly contoured, full-size shape fits your hand for maximum comfort, providing exceptional palm support. The MX1100 mouse offers eight programmable buttons, enabling you to get to the information, the Web pages, the files and the applications you want – fast. With software installed, a stealth thumb button makes applications switching easy. Zoom controls allow for zooming in and out of a document with the push of a button. The mouse features an adjustable-dpi laser engine (up to 1600 dpi), which provides two smooth-tracking modes for customizable precision. The MX1100 mouse also employs Logitech’s advanced 2.4 GHz wireless for a powerful, reliable connection.
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard makes typing easy – even in the dark. To optimize existing backlight technology, Logitech combined microlens reflectors, a multilayer painting process and laser etching – creating an experience that is brighter, sharper and easier to read. Whether you’re typing an e-mail or chatting with a friend, the adjustable backlight gives you just the right amount of light. With its transparent frame, the ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard (.37 inches or 9.3 mm from base to frame) adds an elegant touch to any desk.
Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus iPod/iPhone Omnidirectional Speaker
A first for iPod or iPhone speaker docks, the Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus speaker offers omnidirectional acoustics. An innovative speaker technology previously found only in expensive home-theater systems, omnidirectional acoustics transmit sound evenly in all directions. If you love to dock, charge and listen to your iPod or iPhone when you’re at home, at work, or even in your backyard, now you can enjoy rich, articulate sound and minimal distortion – from every corner of your room.
About the Good Design Awards (G Mark)
The Good Design Awards (G Mark) is the successor to the Good Design Selection System, which was established by the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1957. Since 1998, the Award has been sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, as Japan´s only system for assessing and promoting overall design. The Good Design Awards is presented for designs that clearly demonstrate merit in the following assessment categories: designs that meet or exceed a certain standard, superior designs and future-oriented designs. The Award is intended to contribute to “a more abundant lifestyle” and “good business,” in order to create new forms of culture and lifestyle for a new era. The symbol of the Award is the G Mark, which has become widely recognized among the general public.
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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