FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 15, 2005 Seven Logitech (SWX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) products today were named 2006 CES Innovations award winners for excellence in design and engineering, including the Logitech(R) G5 Laser Mouse, which won the prestigious Best of Innovations award in the Computer Components category.
"We're truly pleased by this recognition for our products, and humbled by the weight of these honors from such a reputable organization," said Guerrino De Luca, president and chief executive officer of Logitech. "This validates the tremendous efforts of the people involved in the development and design of these new products, as well as Logitech's ongoing commitment to innovation, quality, and design."
The awards were officially announced today in New York by the Consumer Electronics Association; all of the award-winning Logitech products will be on display at the 2006 International CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, on Jan. 5-8.
The award-winning products include:
The Logitech G5 Laser Mouse -- The Best of Innovations winner in the Computer Components category, the extreme-performance Logitech G5 Laser Mouse can be tuned to fit any gamer's exact preferences. The powerful engine provides blazing speed of up to 2000 dpi resolution, which can be reduced on the fly to as low as 400 dpi. The mouse's weight can be customized by inserting a tray into the mouse with varied combinations of 16 miniature round weights. And Logitech's gaming-grade laser tracking technology provides unmatched precision. The Logitech G5 Laser Mouse also features a radical, hand-finished paint scheme, featuring patches of rust red, smoke black, and silver. Each mouse goes through a seven-step finishing process and is hand-sanded so that every mouse is unique.
The Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse -- An honoree in the Computer Components category, the Logitech(R) G7 Laser Cordless Mouse gives gamers the opportunity to play with a cordless mouse that is truly gaming-grade. It features two quick-swap rechargeable batteries so that the mouse never runs out of batteries. Logitech's 2.4 GHz digital cordless technology features intelligent frequency hopping that enables the mouse to automatically jump to a channel where there is no interference. The G7 mouse also features the same extreme-performance engine and laser-tracking technology as its corded sibling, the G5 mouse.
The Logitech V400 Laser Cordless Mouse for Notebooks -- An honoree in the Computer Components category, the Logitech(R) V400 Laser Cordless Mouse for Notebooks is a high-performance, rugged notebook PC mouse designed to work virtually anywhere. It expertly performs on a wide range of surfaces with an innovative dual-laser tracking engine. Logitech's 2.4 GHz digital cordless technology provides a robust wireless connection that can withstand crowded wireless airspace and still deliver a range of up to 30 feet. And to help protect the mouse from travel trauma, the sporty new mouse design features a shock-resistant exoskeleton with a reinforced frame and dual-injected rubber rails.
The Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser -- An honoree in the Computer Components category, the Logitech(R) Cordless Desktop(R) MX(TM) 5000 Laser mouse-and-keyboard combination helps people manage the constant flow of information that has become an inherent part of working with computers. The LCD screen can display e-mail and instant message (IM) notifications, favorite playlists and Internet radio stations. The product also can turn a PC into a Bluetooth(R) wireless hub, allowing people to synchronize information from their Bluetooth mobile devices with their PC.
The Logitech G15 Keyboard -- An honoree in the Electronic Gaming category, the Logitech(R) G15 Keyboard is the ultimate keyboard for serious PC gamers, providing an unprecedented level of programmability and control. It features a built-in auxiliary LCD display, 18 programmable keys, and advanced software, making it easy to set up custom commands for every game. The adjustable-tilt, backlit LCD can be programmed to display vital in-game information, or data from other applications, without interrupting game play.
The Harmony 890 Pro Advanced Universal Remote -- An honoree in the Home Entertainment category, the Logitech(R) Harmony(R) 890 Pro remote control uses both radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) wireless signals to deliver powerful and complete control of multi-zone home-entertainment systems and the most advanced home-theater setups. No line of sight is needed -- the remote can control sophisticated home-entertainment systems with equipment in multiple rooms or hidden behind closed doors. Marketed as the Harmony(R) 895 Pro remote in Europe, the remote also includes support for the Z-Wave wireless technology standard, used by manufacturers of advanced lighting, climate control, and security systems.
The QuickCam for Notebooks Pro Webcam -- An honoree in the Computer Accessories category, Logitech's QuickCam(R) for Notebooks Pro webcam features Logitech's most powerful new webcam technology in an extremely compact -- and sophisticated -- design. The webcam body itself is only 2 3/8-inches tall, and less than 1-inch wide and 3/8-inches deep. Inside is a true 1.3 megapixel sensor capable of providing high-quality video and still images in a variety of lighting conditions. The QuickCam for Notebooks Pro features acoustic echo cancellation software and an integrated microphone for clear video calls; and it includes Logitech(R) Video Effects software, enabling people to transform themselves into animated characters or wear animated accessories as they use their webcams for live video communications.
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGI). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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