Logitech to Acquire ASTRO Gaming

Gaming and eSports fans/enthusiasts, this news would be of interest to you! Logitech has agreed to acquire ASTRO Gaming, adding Console Gaming Headsets to its Position as the #1 Maker of PC Gaming Gear. This would allow Logitech to be in an even stronger position in the gaming and eSports industry.

More information and details are in the press release information below:

Logitech International?(SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) announced that it has agreed to acquire ?ASTRO Gaming?, a leading console gaming brand with a history of producing award-winning headsets for professional gamers and enthusiasts. ?Logitech and ASTRO, together, is the number one maker of headsets, mice, keyboards and streaming webcams for PC and console gamers.

“ASTRO is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console e-sports athletes,” said Ujesh Desai, ?vice president and general manager of Logitech G?. “It’s a perfect complement to Logitech G’s focus on PC gaming and we couldn’t be more excited; we love the team, the brand and the products. Together, we want to make game play even more fun for gamers everywhere.”

Jordan Reiss, co-founder and president of ASTRO, added, “The whole team at ASTRO has always held Logitech and Logitech G products in the highest regard, so I’m ecstatic we are joining forces. ASTRO’s brand strength combined with Logitech G’s unrivaled technology and global distribution network is going to bring our products to even more gamers around the world.”

ASTRO, is a pioneer in gaming audio and lifestyle products and has a strong leadership position in the premium end of the global console gaming headset market. ASTRO is best known for its iconic A40 and A50 headsets designed for pro gamers and core enthusiasts. ASTRO’s recently introduced A10 expands the company’s reach in the console headset market, offering the essence of what makes their headsets premium, but at a more broadly accessible price point.

Expected impact on financial results for Fiscal Year 2018

L?ogitech will purchase ASTRO for $85 million in cash, and the acquisition is expected to close in early August. With the addition of ASTRO, we’re investing in an adjacent gaming market — the console gaming market — to help accelerate the long-term growth of our gaming business. In FY 2018, we expect the acquisition of ASTRO to add approximately two points of growth to the to?p line, and to be slightly dilutive to the bottom line in the first year, as we integrate the business and invest to expand ASTRO internationally.

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Logitech G launched G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech recently launched a new mechanical gaming keyboard, something that will interest the gaming community. The G413 mechanical gaming keyboard is engineered for precision and performance, sleek and beautifully designed too.

Let me share with you more information and pictures of this new Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard –

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the launch of an addition to its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup with the Logitech® G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Engineered for precision and performance, the keyboard delivers unrivaled performance in a thoughtfully balanced, modern design. The Logitech G413 features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keys, as well as a brushed anodized aircraft-grade aluminum top case, USB passthrough port and precision key backlighting for an affordable price. The Logitech G413 comes in Carbon featuring elemental red backlighting.

“We spent a lot of time carefully designing and engineering this keyboard to deliver advanced performance with just the right feature set, at the right price point,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN and Vice-President of Logitech. “We created this keyboard with features like USB passthrough, backlit keys and a metal finish. With the G413 we believe we’ve achieved the perfect balance of high performance features and attractive design.”

Romer-G Key Switches and Precision Key Lighting

Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches are purpose-built for pro-grade performance, responsiveness and durability. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches, so you can get your shots off faster than your opponent. Romer-G switches are also purpose-designed for precise and clean lighting through the keycaps, so they are always visible but never distracting.

Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Alloy

A brushed 5052 aluminum-magnesium alloy top case serves as the keyboard’s backbone. The result is a minimal design balanced with a full set of features. With a focus on high-end finish and performance, the Logitech G413 is crafted from the highest-grade materials.

USB Passthrough and Full Function Keys

An integrated, dedicated USB passthrough provides full power and data speed within easy reach for any USB device. Media control is also built into the Logitech G413 keyboard so you can use the FN key to control volume, play and pause, mute, game mode, lighting, etc. The FN toggle feature in Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) configures keys to perform media commands by default.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G413 Carbon Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available at global retailers from April 2017, for a suggested retail price of $129.00. For more information please visit our website, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.

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Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G recently announced a new keyboard to their line-up, the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, complementing together with the recent Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse for eSports players and those who love gaming.

If you are an eSports player or a big fan of gaming, you have to check out this combination of the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse combination.

Let me share with you more information on the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard –

Logitech G, a Logitech brand, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Designed in collaboration with top eSports athletes, the Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a high performance, ten keyless mechanical gaming keyboard that is purpose-built for professional competition. The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, all in a switch design that delivers quiet performance. It also features a detachable cable system, making it easy to transport with customizable RGB lighting and onboard memory.

“eSports athletes are extremely picky and demanding, and we love it,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN and Vice-President of Logitech. “We give them access to our prototype designs early and often, and let them rip ’em apart. The result is the Pro Gaming Keyboard with ultra-fast switches, durable construction, and a tenkeyless design that’s easy to transport. If you play to win, this is your keyboard.”

“This is a great keyboard because it’s small, durable, and tenkeyless. This allows me to have more space on my table,” said C9’s Jake “Stewie2K” Yip. “The Romer-G switches are nice and quiet, and they’re super comfortable to type on.”

Key Features

  • Romer-G Key Switches: Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches are purpose-built for professional-grade performance, responsiveness and durability. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches. Designed to enhance gameplay, Romer-G switches offer the perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance.
  • Compact, Durable Design: The Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a compact tenkeyless design, making it easy to pack for tournament travel and freeing up tournament table space for low-sensitivity mouse movement. Durability is built into every component of the keyboard and reinforced by a steel back plate that adds stability and rigidity during gameplay.
  • Detachable Cable System: Considering how much time pro gamers spend on the road, it’s imperative that their gear stands up to the rigors of travel. Unplugging the  detachable Micro-USB connector ensures that the cable won’t break at the connection point when bouncing around in a travel bag. And the three-pronged design features support arms for an easy, secure data connection.

  • Customizable RGB Lighting: Using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), players can personalize each individual key light from a spectrum of more than 16.8 million colors. LGS integrates with more than 300 games to deliver a unique experience in each new game. You can even save a lighting pattern to the onboard memory on the keyboard so it’s available for use in competition on PCs that don’t have LGS.

    System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 or higher

  • Internet connection for Logitech Gaming Software installation

  • USB port

    Technical Specifications

  • Romer-G Switches

    -Durability: 70 million key presses

    -Actuation distance: 1.5mm

    -Actuation force: 45g

    -Total travel distance: 3.0mm

  • Physical Specifications:

    -Dimensions (L x W x D): 153mm x 361mm x 34mm

    -Weight (without cable): 980g

    -Cable length: 6 feet

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available today from Logitech G for a suggested retail price of $199.00, and will be available from additional retailers worldwide in April.

For more information, please visit our website, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech G and SPRG *