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.

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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 *

Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard Review

The Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard was recently announced at the end of June 2016 and it is currently now available in the market. I had an opportunity to review the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for a period of two weeks.

There was an earlier article that I shared here on the press release announcement of the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard. The Logitech K780 design is built on the highly successful Logitech K380 Multi-Device Keyboard, a keyboard that I personally reviewed it as well, before making a purchase to own it for my own home, connecting my iMac, iPad Air and iPhone 6. I really like the Logitech K380 since I am able to connect and switch easily between my various devices, just by pressing the yellow buttons on my K380.

Before I proceed to share my thoughts and views of the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard review, let me refresh the key features of this keyboard –

  • Type on anything: The K780 Multi-­Device 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 Perfect Stroke 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 Multi­-Device 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.

Thoughts and views of the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard

  • It’s easy to use, quick to setup, connect and switch between your various devices in your home.
  • The cradle allows you to hold your devices for you to read and type away.
  • I am running on Mac OS X and iOS, with the K780 being OS-adaptive, you can easily switch between the tabs/apps at the touch of the buttons on the K780 keyboard.
  • The number pad on the K780 keyboard is a welcome addition, keying numbers/making calculations are now easy and fast.
  • The design and materials used in this keyboard make it stable and sturdy, that also means it is a bit heavier than your previous keyboard that you have that comes together with your desktop.

As I currently still own the Logitech K380 keyboard, it’s still in good condition, serving me well without any issues. On a personal note, there is no incentive for me to upgrade my K380 keyboard to K780 keyboard.

However, if you don’t own any multi-device wireless keyboard and planning to own one, go for the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard. The retail recommended price is $129, it’s not expensive, it’s a suitable and worthwhile investment to own, allowing you to connect your various devices together in your home.

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore for the opportunity to review the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard review.

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 MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Logitech recently launched a new wireless keyboard and mouse combo, the Logitech MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, that is durable, spill-resistant and it has wireless connectivity. Let me share with you more information on the new MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.

“The MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo provides a simple and reliable solution – with no learning curve – for desktop users,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director of Logitech Southeast Asia and India at Logitech. “Choose reliable connectivity now with the simple plug-and-play setup of this combo.”

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Source: Logitech Singapore Website

Key Features

? Familiar Keyboard Layout: With an adjustable typing angle, the keyboard layout provides the comfort and simplicity of a traditional full-size keyboard with no learning-curve involved.

? Durable Construction: The spill-resistant design and anti-fading treatment provides an extra layer of protection, while the sturdy tilt legs provide stability on any surface. With a 36-month battery life** for the keyboard and 12-month battery life for the mouse, this duo provides a long term, cost-effective solution.

? Simple Setup: With a plug-and-play setup, no software or additional downloads are needed. Getting started is easy and fast.

? Reliable Wireless Connection: Logitech’s Advanced 2.4GHz wireless technology works up to 10 meters away*** and a plug-and-forget USB receiver offers a simple and strong wireless connection you can depend upon.

System Requirements

? Windows® 7 or later

? Chrome OS™

? Linux® kernel 2.6+

? USB Port

Product Specifications

? Dimensions of the keyboard (L x W x H):

? 435.5 mm x 137.5 mm x 20.5 mm

? Weight: 475g

? Dimensions of the mouse (L x W x H):

? 97.7 mm x 61.5 mm x 35.2 mm

? Weight: 70.5g

? Dimensions of the nano receiver (L x W x H):

? 18.7 mm x 14.4 mm x 6.6 mm (L x W x H)

? Weight: 2g

Warranty

? 1-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

The MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo will be available in Singapore in January 2016, for a suggested retail price of $39.00. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com, or connect with us on Facebook.

The Logitech MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, with its technical specifications and price, it is a value for money keyboard and mouse combo, suitable for the home and office use, that you can consider getting it for your computer.

* Information and details 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 *