LAS VEGAS — CES — Jan. 4, 2006 — Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), the world´s leading manufacturer of cordless computer peripherals, has introduced the Logitech® Cordless Desktop® S 530 Laser for Mac, a cordless keyboard-and-mouse combination that accentuates the elegant simplicity and style of today´s best-selling Mac® computers and provides premium controls to enhance the experience of using a Mac.
“Apple´s Mac computers consistently deliver premium style and experience — and our new desktop expertly complements those attributes,” said Denis Pavillard, Logitech´s vice president of product marketing for desktops and keyboards. “We´ve applied our award-winning design process to develop a minimalist, slim design to match the Mac. Our keyboard delivers important additional controls that improve the digital media experience and our revolutionary laser mouse technology provides exceptional precision.”
The Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser for Mac is a stylish upgrade from a standard keyboard and mouse and the perfect addition for products such as the Mac® mini, which isn´t sold with a mouse or keyboard. The keyboard and mouse are soft white with silver accents, matching the coloring of the Mac. The sleek, ultra-flat keyboard is less than 3/4 inches (19 mm) high, serving an ergonomic purpose by minimizing wrist extension. To further increase the comfort of the user, the keyboard also includes a large built-in palm rest.
The keyboard features all the standard Mac keys and two narrow panels, one on each of the right and left sides, with 15 additional buttons that make it easy to launch and navigate digital media and the Internet, and to open documents. One-touch media buttons on the right side of the keyboard help people control music and playlists within iTunes®, and launch the iPhoto® application and the Mac Spotlight search feature. People can use buttons located on the left side of the keyboard to launch an e-mail application, and to efficiently scroll through documents and the Internet. Though all of these buttons have preset functions, they can also be customized with the included Mac-specific Logitech® Control Center software.
The sculpted mouse tracks accurately on virtually any surface and enables pixel-precise editing in photo and graphics applications, thanks to Logitech´s high-performance laser tracking technology. The innovative Logitech tilt wheel design allows people to scroll through documents and Web pages from top to bottom or side to side. Five customizable buttons on the mouse allow people to control volume, and to move forward and backward in a Web browser without moving the mouse. The sculpted mouse follows the natural shape of the right hand, providing a comfortable grip.
Logitech´s battery management technologies provide a battery life of up to six months on both the mouse and keyboard. The keyboard and mouse feature convenient battery-level indicators that flash when approximately 10 days of battery life remain. The mouse features an on/off switch to further extend battery life.
The Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser for Mac features a USB mini-receiver that plugs directly into a Mac´s USB port. It´s easy to unplug the mini-receiver and mouse for use with a Powerbook or iBook, around the house or for travel.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Laser for Mac will be available in February in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $99.99. In Europe, the desktop will be called the Logitech Cordless Desktop S 530 Mac and will be available in March.
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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.