Logitech Craft – Reinventing the Keyboard Experience

A new keyboard design was announced recently, I reckon that is going to reinvent the keyboard user experience especially for professionals in the photography, creative and design industries. This keyboard got my attention immediately when I saw the news in overseas technology websites and I was very excited. This new keyboard by Logitech looks very cool, sleek and gorgeous!

On the Logitech Craft keyboard, you can’t miss out on the dial, this design is going to be very helpful to photographers, creatives and designers! A photographer myself, when I am editing my photographs on photography editing software, this would be very helpful in my workflow. I hope to share my experiences with a review unit, if the opportunity arises. Personally, I am keen to add the Logitech Craft keyboard into my desktop and laptop setup.

Let me introduce to you the new keyboard, the Logitech Craft! Here are more information and details on the new Logitech Craft:

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced CRAFT, the first keyboard ever with a creative input dial, setting a new standard for computer keyboards. CRAFT looks and feels better than anything you have typed on and offers a whole new way to immediately access context-specific computing tools with a smart aluminium dial. For example, with a touch, tap or turn you can adjust image brightness, contrast and saturation in Adobe Photoshop, or create and adjust charts in Microsoft Excel.  Or simply turn the dial to move up and down font sizes in document programs like Microsoft Word. The creative input dial gives you the ultimate control and input at your desk for precision, efficiency and uninterrupted creative flow.

“Our new flagship Logitech CRAFT keyboard is for all of us who spend time creating using photoshop or building powerpoint slides and want to work with greater precision and feel connected to their work,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN and Vice-President for Logitech. “The creative input dial gives you instant access to the functions you need, the moment you need them, allowing you to increase your productivity. CRAFT puts you in your creative element – every time you sit at the desk.”

The touch-sensitive aluminium creative input dial, called the Crown, recognises the apps you are using and gives instant access to the tools you need. With a slight touch of the Crown you can instantly access context-specific functions — like brush size, brightness, chart type, font size — tap to change the function and turn to change the selected function’s value. Installing custom profiles in Logitech OptionsTM Software maximises the creative process when working with Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe InDesign CC and Microsoft PowerPoint®, Excel® and Word® (Microsoft functionalities work on PC only at this time). The Crown brings comfort, immediacy and convenience to your creative process and allows for increased two-handed interactions. You can also use the Crown to change desktops, navigate between apps, or adjust volume – and assign one additional Crown function in each of your favourite apps.

CRAFT also features smart illumination with backlighting that detects your hands and adjusts lighting automatically depending on the room conditions. The keys are crafted for comfort, in a full-size familiar layout, with each individual key engineered for stability and precision. CRAFT looks great alongside other premium desktop accessories by Logitech, such as the Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote and Logitech MX Master 2S.

Additionally with the touch of an Easy-SwitchTM button, you can switch between – and type on – any three connected devices, whether you are using a Windows® PC or Mac®. Select from either a Logitech Unifying™ USB receiver or Bluetooth® Low Energy technology to connect to your computer.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech CRAFT Advanced Keyboard is expected to be available in September 2017 at Logitech.com and select retail stores for a suggested retail price of $329.00.

For more information, please visit Logitech.com, our blog or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

New Logitech Slim Folio for iPad

Logitech recently launched their latest keyboard case for the fifth generation iPad. For owners of the the fifth generation iPad, this would definitely interest you! If I do own an iPad in the future, I am going to get the keyboard case from Logitech!

Let me share more details of this fifth generation iPad:

“The fifth-generation iPad is Apple’s most affordable iPad to date, but there’s still a learning curve typing on the new device if you’re used to a laptop or desktop keyboard,”   said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN and Vice-President for Logitech. “With four years of battery life, a lightweight design, and overall great typing experience, the Logitech SLIM FOLIO can help take your mobile computing to a new level, allowing you to enjoy laptop-like typing anywhere.”

Key Features 
  • Laptop-like layout with iOS shortcuts: The Logitech SLIM FOLIO gives you comfortable and fast typing. The keys are large, well-spaced and stretched from edge-to-edge, so your hands won’t feel crowded. And, a full row of iOS shortcut keys put iPad control at your fingertip.
  • Flexible stand with magnetic lock: Lock your iPad in the perfect typing position, and type or browse on any surface, from your desk to your lap.
  • Slim and light protection: The folio is slim and light, and provides everyday protection in a streamlined design that doesn’t add extra bulk.
  • Four-year battery life: Thanks to a smart power management system and low-energy Bluetooth connection, the replaceable coin cell batteries last up to 4 years*.
  • Easy setup, reliable connection: Advanced Bluetooth Smart Technology provides a reliable energy-efficient connection that won’t drop.. Set up your connection one time and the Logitech SLIM FOLIO automatically connects every time you the iPad is in typing position.

Availability

The Logitech SLIM FOLIO is available for pre-order today at Logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $139.00, and will be available at retailers globally in June. For more information, please visit Logitech.com, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.

* Information and picture courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard

Logitech recently launched a new wireless keyboard, the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard, the one keyboard to connect all your various devices/gadgets together.

I personally owned a Logitech wireless keyboard, the Logitech K380 keyboard and it is very useful for me, connecting my iMac, iPad Air and iPhone 6, allowing me to switch in between these devices at the touch of the buttons on the keyboard. Therefore, I know about the capabilities of the Logitech wireless keyboard model and the Logitech K780 is even better than my current Logitech K380! Maybe it’s time for an upgrade!

Share it with your family and friends, this is a keyboard that you consider investing in, that one device to connect and use your various gadgets that you might own!

Let me share with you more information and details of the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard from the press release information below-

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the Logitech® K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard, the first fully-equipped computer keyboard with a 10-key pad that also works with smartphones and tablets. With the touch of an Easy-SwitchTM button, you can easily switch between– and type on – any three connected devices.

“When it comes to typing we can create a document quickly and comfortably on the computer, but when answering a text message on the phone we’re limited to what our two thumbs can do,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director of Logitech Southeast Asia and India at Logitech. “Now with the K780 Multi-Device, you can type comfortably at desktop speed on all the devices that you use at your desk, seamlessly switching between them with the touch of a button.”

Logitech K780 Multi-Device

The K780 Multi-Device offers quiet and responsive typing. The keys are large and carefully scooped for typing comfort and precision, while a convenient 10-key pad makes it easy to enter numbers. An integrated rubber slot with a soft finish securely cradles a variety of mobile devices at a perfect reading angle, from smartphones to the 12” iPad ProTM. The keyboard is slim and solidly built, designed to look good in a modern home or office environment.

The K780 Multi-Device adapts to your devices, so whether you are using a Windows® PC or iPhone®, the key layout is familiar and you can even access your favorite shortcuts. With both a Logitech Unifying™ USB and Bluetooth® Smart technology, you can choose the best way to connect to your computer, phone or tablet.

With a power-saving idle mode and an on/off switch, the K780 Multi-Device offers up to 24-months of battery life – plenty of time to get used to a new way of multi-tasking, by typing on all your devices with a single keyboard.

Key Features

  • Type on anything: The K780 MultiDevice is compatible with any computer, smartphone or tablet. Start typing on your computer, then switch and type on your phone or tablet – at the touch of an EasySwitch button.
  • All the keys you need, with PerfectStroke typing: Experience quiet and comfortable typing with large, carefully crafted concave keys in a full-size and familiar layout, including a 10-key number pad.
  • Mobile device cradle: An integrated cradle holds a variety of devices – from smartphones to the iPad ProTM – at the perfect reading angle.
  • OS-adaptive: The K780 MultiDevice adapts to the operating system that is connected, and automatically maps keys to supported functions and shortcuts.
  • Dual connectivity: With the K780 Multi-Device, you can choose the best way to connect the device. It comes with a Logitech Unifying USB receiver and Bluetooth Smart technology.

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions
  • Height: 22 mm (Large end) and 8 mm (Slim end)
  • Width: 380 mm
  • Depth: 158 mm
  • Weight: 875 g

Warranty

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Availability

The K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is available in June 2016 for a suggested retail price of $129.00.

*Information and picture courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Logitech Announced G810 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

Logitech recently announced the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard to their line up. This keyboard would interest gamers and they would have a variety of Logitech gaming peripherals to choose from. Let me share with you more information on the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard from the press release information –

The Logitech® G810 Orion Spectrum, a full-size RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that integrates our industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customizable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

“We met with dozens of gamers over the last year and a half and asked them what they wanted in a gaming keyboard,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “The result is the G810 Orion Spectrum, a clean, sophisticated design that’s focused on delivering pure performance.”

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Pure Performance-Driven Design

Every aspect of the keyboard – from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced RGB lighting and ultra-fast, ultra-durable Romer-G mechanical switches – is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

Ultra-Responsive Romer-G Key Switches

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches that deliver near-instant responsiveness, registering key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches. With an actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches receive commands more quickly, helping to give you an edge in competitive games where every millisecond matters. With improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, up to 40 percent more keystroke operations than other standard key switches on the gaming peripheral market, you can play with confidence knowing that your keyboard can survive.

Customizable RGB Lighting

Using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), select and personalize each individual key light from a spectrum of more than 16.8 million colors, and synchronize lighting effects with other Logitech G gaming gear. You can mark keys by color to keep track of spells and other commands, or change colors to match your setup. Central backlighting makes it easier to find the right keys in game and in the dark. And LGS comes pre-loaded with custom lighting profiles for over 300 games, so all the customization is done for you out of the box.

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Easy-Access Media Controls

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause and mute music and videos instantly, so you can control your background track without switching out of your game. Use the roller to adjust the volume, or skip to the next song with the touch of a button.

Full Customization

Get full control of the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum with LGS. Customize your favorite games with custom button macros on the F1-F12 keys. Control RGB lighting on individual keys and determine which keys are turned off when you turn on Game Mode.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in Singapore beginning February 2016 for a suggested retail price of $259. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

System Requirements

  • Optional LGS download works with Windows 7 and higher
  • Powered USB port
  • Internet connection for optional LGS download

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 153 mm x 443.5 mm x 34.3 mm
  • Weight: 1180g (without cable)
  • Cable length: 6 feet

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

*Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Logitech G Unveils Ultra-Light Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech recently launched a very cool gaming keyboard and I reckon it would attract many people especially the gamers to take a look at this new and cool gaming keyboard, the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard!

Let me share with you more information and pictures of the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from the press release –

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech® G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, an ultra-light keyboard featuring Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches. Offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, the G310 has improved durability and central backlighting in a compact design that brings your hands closer together for improved comfort.

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“Having a keyboard that is compact and lightweight was important, but it also had to be durable and comfortable for hours of gameplay,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “The G310 Atlas Dawn uses our custom Romer-G mechanical switches so it can withstand the wear and tear of intense gaming, which is perfect for our eSports players.”

Exclusive Romer-G Mechanical Switches

The Logitech G310 features exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches that register your key presses up to 25 percent faster than competing mechanical switches. With an actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches allow your commands to be received more quickly, giving you an edge in competitive games where every millisecond matters. With improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, up to 40 percent longer than others on the market, you can play with confidence knowing that your keyboard can survive.

Ultra-light, Compact Design

With all the vital keys for gaming, the G310 keyboard can be easily carried to LAN events or fit into smaller gaming spaces. Because it doesn’t have a number pad or macro keys, you get extra space to make wide motions with your mouse. Plus, its compact design brings your hands closer together for improved comfort, which is particularly important for low DPI-gamers.

Central Backlighting

Central backlighting makes it easier to find the right keys in-game and in the dark. The Logitech G310 delivers more uniform lighting coverage on keys for a cleaner, more readable look. You can also control the brightness for the optimum glow for your gaming environment.

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Arx Control Integration

Logitech Arx Control is a free mobile app for iOS® or Android™ that adds improved second screen capability. It works with Logitech Gaming Software and allows your mobile device to display in-game information, vital system statistics and more.

For easy access, Logitech G310 features an Arx Control dock, a convenient phone or tablet stand to use while you access Arx Control, that can be pulled out and placed anywhere on your desk.

Key Features

• Exclusive Romer-G Mechanical Switches: With an actuation point of 1.5 mm, Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G switches register your key presses up to 25 percent faster than competing mechanical switches. You also get improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, which is up to 40 percent better than others on the market.

• Ultra-light, Compact Design: With all the vital keys for gaming, this ultra-light keyboard can be easily carried to LAN events or fit into smaller gaming spaces. Because it doesn’t have a number pad or macro keys, you get extra space to make wide motions with your mouse. Plus, its compact design brings your hands closer together for improved comfort.

• Centered Key Backlighting: Atlas Dawn delivers more uniform lighting coverage on its keys for a cleaner, more readable look. Central backlighting makes it easier to find the right keys in-game and in the dark. You can also control the brightness for the optimum glow for your gaming environment.

• Arx Control Integration: Leverage Arx Control, a new app from Logitech G that works with Logitech Gaming Software, to access a wide range of in-game display information on your mobile device, including in-game intelligence, vital system performance statistics and media controls. G310 Atlas Dawn features a dock that supports most iOS® and Android™ devices, providing easy access to your Arx Control data. The Arx Control dock can also be pulled out and placed anywhere on your desk for comfortable viewing.

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System Requirements

• Optional software download works with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7

• Powered USB port

• Internet connection for optional software download

Product Specifications

• Dimensions (L x W x H): 114 mm x 65 mm x 35 mm

• Cable length: 182.88 centimetres

• Weight: 765 grams

Warranty

• 2-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in Singapore in end July 2015, for a suggested retail price of $179.00. For more information, please visit gaming.logitech.com.

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Full line of Belkin Keyboards for iPad Air 2

Belkin, a well known brand for tablet accessories, recently launched a full line of keyboards for the Apple iPad Air 2, the QODE series. Tablets are now a common and essential gadget for the internet savvy and social media connected user today, the Apple iPad Air 2 is one of the tablets that many people in the world are using. Having a keyboard to complement the tablet is useful for both work and leisure.

Here are the 3 new QODE series keyboards for the Apple iPad Air 2

QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L176) – S$269

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel
  • Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
  • Backlit keys with three brightness levels
  • Adjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing angles
  • Detachable case works with the keyboard or alone; case is Smart Cover compatible when detached
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Bluetooth Smart technology pairs with up to two devices simultaneously
  • Up to one year of continuous battery life at average usage rates
  • Available in two colors: Black and White 

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QODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L178) – S$199

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel
  • Three viewing angles with dual neodymium magnets for extra stability
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Keyboard folds into case for comfortable handheld tablet use
  • Up to six months of active battery life at average usage rates
  • Available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver

QODE Ultimate Keyboard

QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 (F5L174) – S$149

  • Folio-style cover and Bluetooth keyboard in one
  • Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
  • Innovative stand for multiple viewing angles; magnets securely hold tablet at ideal angle
  • Bluetooth Smart connectivity pairs with other devices
  • Handheld media mode—keyboard tucks away flat for touch-screen use
  • Slim, lightweight, stylish design in Blacktop/Gravel
  • Flexible corner tabs hold iPad securely in place
  • Available in two colors: Plum and Black

QODE Slim Style Keyboard

Availability and Compatibility

The Belkin QODE Slim Style and Ultimate keyboards are available at reputable Apple Premium Resellers, Challenger, and other key Consumer Electronic and IT stores across the nation. The Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro keyboards will be available nationwide from March 10, 2015.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Belkin and Cohn & Wolfe XPR *

Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 Review

The Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 was introduced not too long ago and I shared about this new Multi-Device Keyboard from Logitech in an earlier article post. Before I proceed to share about my review and user experiences with the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

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Photo Courtesy of Logitech Singapore

Let me refresh some key information about the Multi-Device Keyboard –

Key Features

  • Type on anything: A computer keyboard for your desk that also works with your tablet and smartphone.
  • Easy-Switch™ dial: Simply turn the dial to seamlessly switch among up to three Bluetooth wireless devices.
  • Multi-OS: A familiar keyboard layout with all the shortcut keys you use the most, whether you’re typing on a Windows, Mac or Chrome computer, or an Android or iOS tablet or smartphone.
  • Integrated stand: Hold your mobile device at just the right angle to read while you type in comfort.

I was given the opportunity to test and review the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 recently and it was a good experience for me to use and share my thoughts and experiences with this Multi-Device Keyboard.

Pros

  • Easy to use, setup and pair with devices
  • Can pair up to 3 devices
  • Ideal for connecting different devices such as a smartphone and tablet
  • Easy to switch between the 3 devices just by turning the dial button

Cons

  • Thick and bulky
  • Not light for a keyboard

The Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 can be a good fit for office or home usage. Due to my workload and having to multi-task on various devices, I connected and paired up my iPhone 6 and iPad 3 to the K480 keyboard at my work desk. Having to switch between the 2 devices was easy and I can just type from the K480 keyboard.

If you are looking for an accessory to connect your various gadgets smartphones/tablets together, the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 is worth a consideration!

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore and SPRG for the opportunity to review the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820

Logitech recently announced a new keyboard to their line-up, the Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820, it is a sleek and stylish All-in-One Keyboard coupled with a large trackpad for the modern PC user.

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The Logitech® Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 lets you type and swipe comfortably together. So, you can start typing on the keyboard, and then effortlessly switch to pointing, zooming and swiping on the built-in touchpad. And with its ultra-slim, space-saving design, the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 is designed to look good and reduce clutter on your desk.

Key Features

  • Keyboard with built-in touchpad: This keyboard seamlessly integrates typing, touch and gestures, so that you have everything you need to control and navigate your computer with one device. It’s a new way to navigate, especially when using Windows® 8.
  • Large touch surface: The keyboard’s large, built-in touchpad provides plenty of space to navigate freely and comfortably. The touch area is significantly larger than a laptop touchpad, so your fingers have more room to point, zoom, swipe and even perform up to 13 Windows 8 gestures.
  • Space-saving design: The wireless, ultra-slim design reduces clutter. Thanks to the integrated touchpad, everything you need to navigate your computer is streamlined into one device for your desk.
  • Logitech PerfectStroke™ key system with Incurve™ keys: Type quietly and comfortably with concave key surfaces that complement the natural profile of your fingertips.
  • Logitech Unifying receiver: A tiny Unifying receiver wirelessly connects the keyboard to your computer – just plug it in and start typing.

System Requirements

  • Computer with an available USB port
  • Internet connection for software download
  • Windows 8 or Windows® 7

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 409.5 mm x 145.3 mm x 21.7 mm
  • Touchpad Dimensions (L x H): 106 mm x 106 mm
  • Weight: 783g

Warranty

  • 3-year limited hardware warranty

The Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 is priced at SGD 139.00 and will be available in Singapore from mid-September 2013.

* Information and Photograph Courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *