Logitech's Holiday Blitz
Choosing a mouse for Christmas
By Earl D.C. Bracamonte
Logitech recently launched its Christmas special to make shopping for essential peripherals easier during the holidays.
For the entire month of December, Logitech is also giving free S150 Digital USB Speaker headset for every purchase of a Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 or Wireless Combo MK220, or opt for a free Logitech USB headset H390 for every purchase of a Logitech Anywhere Mouse M905 or Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. The Swiss-brand will also give away Logitech Stereo Z110 for every Logitech Couch Mouse M515 and a Logitech Ultra Flat Keyboard Dark Shine for every Logitech Wireless Mouse M505.
Founded 30 years ago in Switzerland, Logitech is the world’s leading provider of personal peripherals. This Christmas, the company will only be too happy to assist tech shoppers buy what they want.
“We always seek to enhance our customers’ shopping experience,” said Prasenjit Sarkar, South Asia Director of Logitech. “By having a Christmas promotion, we are able to give our customers a chance to own Logitech peripherals.”
Some of the Logitech peripherals up for grabs include the Wireless Mouse M325 that features a precision scroll wheel with up to four times as many ratchets as a standard scroll wheel for smoother scrolling. Based on the contoured shape of the best-selling Wireless Mouse M305, the Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 helps make everything you love to do online even better.
“Our newest mouse is all about making surfing the Web easier,” added Sarkar. “With our newest scroll wheel design, we’ve brought another new innovation to the market — one that leverages a micro-ratchet— to make scrolling your Facebook® shopping on Amazon® or reading a New York Times® article easier.”
Most standard mice have a scroll wheel with 18 to 24 ratchets. Each ratchet corresponds to about one line of scrolling. When you quickly scroll down a page, skipping from line to line, moving from one ratchet to another, the on-screen motion will appear choppy.
You can reduce that choppiness by moving in smaller increments. This precision scroll wheel contains 72 tiny, rugged ratchets. As a result, the ratchets are small enough so the wheel spins smoothly. And you’ll have the precise control you need for websites, spreadsheets, slideshows and other presentations.
A true wheel for the Web, the precision scroll wheel not only makes surfing smoother; when tilted to the right or left, it also moves you backward or forward from one webpage to another.
The Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 also includes the Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking, so you can forget about your laptop touchpad. Instead, enjoy precise clicking and pointing while navigating all your favorite websites.
The Wireless Mouse M325 works with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7, as well as Mac OS® X 10.5 or later and Linux® kernel 2.6.
On the other hand, the Couch Mouse M515 delivers easy navigation from soft surfaces like your couch, bed or a pillow. It features a sealed bottom case that makes gliding on fabric easy and worry free, and a hand-detection sensor so the mouse is only active when you want it to be.
With its hand-detection sensor, the Logitech Couch Mouse M515 is active only when you’re gripping it — the mouse is only active when you want it to be, and it stays asleep when you don’t. A sealed bottom, so fabric fuzz won’t collect in the sensor opening, gives users cursor control no matter what surface you’re using your mouse on. And the easy-gliding base makes mousing around on couches (and blankets, cushions, clothing, carpets, even desks) easy.
Also featuring effortless Logitech® Hyper-Fast Scrolling, the M515 mouse lets you coast smoothly through long blogs or social networking feeds. And you can switch to click-to-click mode when you need more control.
Logitech’s newest mouse also offers up to two years of battery life, helping you save time and money by eliminating the need to change batteries frequently. And, you’ll enjoy plug-and-forget wireless connectivity with the tiny Logitech® Unifying receiver. The receiver stays in your laptop so it’s less likely to be lost, and gives you a reliable connection with virtually no delays or dropouts. Plus, you can easily add other Unifying-compatible mice and keyboards to the same receiver.
With Logitech® Darkfield Laser Tracking™, you can use your mouse virtually anywhere you want – including clear glass and high-gloss surfaces. This new technology is available the Logitech® Anywhere Mouse M905, giving you the option of a full-size mouse or a more compact, notebook mouse.
Logitech research showed that 40 percent of people have a glass surface in their home. This coupled with the increase in the popularity of laptop computers, means that people are moving around and coming into contact with a multitude of surfaces – like granite and lacquered wood – that challenge the tracking capabilities of standard mice.
A pioneer in the development of the computer mouse in the 1980s, Logitech has enthusiastically driven nearly every major innovation in mouse technology – persistently refining this ubiquitous interface between people and their digital experiences. From laser tracking to hyper-fast scrolling to the Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver, Logitech has dedicated itself to creating ways to help you get more out of your computing experience. The latest in this line of innovations, Logitech Darkfield opens up new possibilities for when and where you can use your mouse.
Regular laser tracking technology relies on the ability of the mouse’s sensor to detect the textural details of the surface. The more irregularities a surface exhibits, the easier it is for the sensor to identify reference points that it can use to accurately measure motion. However, because high-gloss surfaces such as glass are almost completely flat, there are not enough details for a typical laser mouse’s sensor to detect.
To track on glass (that’s at least 4 mm thick), Logitech Darkfield uses dark field microscopy to detect microscopic particles and micro-scratches on these surfaces, rather than tracking the surface itself. Similar to the way in which our eye sees the clear night sky, the mouse’s sensor sees the clean areas of glass as a dark background with bright dots – the dust. Then, the sensor interprets the movement of these dots to track exactly where you’ve moved the mouse.
With the Logitech Wireless Mouse M505 you get the just-right combination of form and features to help you get more done, more comfortably, in more places. There’s more battery life so you can stay productive. The laser sensor lets you use it on more surfaces. There’s a more convenient wireless receiver that you can plug and forget – and pair with your other favorite peripherals. And there’s the ergonomically designed shape and soft rubber grip for more comfort.
Logitech® Wireless Mouse M505 gives 15 months of battery life* virtually eliminates the hassle of changing batteries, as well as the hassle, expense, and waste that go with it. The On/Off switch saves power. And a battery-indicator light eliminates surprises. It also has Laser tracking delivers smooth, responsive, precise cursor control on surfaces that cause problems for optical mice, such as polished or wood-grain tables. And the Logitech® Unifying receiver stays in your notebook. There’s no need to unplug it when you move around, so your keyboard is always connected. Plus, you can easily add a compatible wireless keyboard or number pad, or even another mouse – without the hassle of multiple USB receivers. It is Ergonomically designed shape with soft rubber grip conforms to your hand to be naturally comfortable, yet is small enough to easily take with you. It has Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity gives you the reliability of a cord plus cordless convenience and freedom—fast data transmission, virtually no delays or dropouts, and 128-bit AES encryption.
To avail of this Yuletide blitz, visit selected IT stores in Metro Manila until December 3ist.
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).