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Logitech Uses CES to Showcase Portfolio of Peripherals Certified for Windows Vista
FREMONT, Calif. and ROMANEL-SUR-MORGES, Switzerland — Jan. 4, 2007 — Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), the world´s leading peripherals manufacturer today announced it will showcase its portfolio of peripherals designed to work with Windows Vista at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. In anticipation of the consumer rollout of Microsoft´s new operating system (OS), expected in late January, Logitech has designed peripherals that help people take better advantage of the new Windows Vista experience.
While more than 100 Logitech peripherals will work with Windows Vista, some Logitech peripherals are optimised for the new OS. Products such as the Logitech® Cordless Desktop® MX™ 3200 Laser offer easy access to the innovative navigational features of Windows Vista, such as Flip 3D, while others complement the striking new Windows Vista visual experience. The new products will be showcased in the Microsoft pavilion as well as in the Logitech booth (No. 35512, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).
“With Windows Vista, Microsoft is providing a rich new visual experience and new opportunities for people to search and navigate through applications and content on their own terms,” said Denis Pavillard, Logitech vice president of product marketing for desktops and keyboards. “And the enhancements to the OS have provided Logitech with a significant opportunity to do what we do best — design innovative peripherals that are closely integrated with and elevate the value of the OS. Our aim is to make the computing experience easier, more comfortable and more fun.”
“We´re excited about the tremendous support and enthusiasm Logitech is providing for Windows Vista at this year´s Consumer Electronics Show,” said Brad Goldberg, general manager for Windows Client at Microsoft Corp. “By working closely together we are helping to provide technologies that will connect, entertain and hopefully surprise people by how easy this next generation of computing makes their lives.”
The Logitech portfolio of peripherals that work with Windows Vista enhance the use of Windows Vista for productivity, for communications and for use with a notebook PC.
In addition to being fully compatible with Windows Vista, several of Logitech´s mice and keyboards include buttons that provide quick access to some of the Windows Vista productivity features. With one-touch buttons such as Flip 3D and Search Photo Gallery, the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 Laser mouse-and-keyboard combination enables people using Windows Vista to find and navigate digital content with exceptional speed and comfort. The keyboard´s touch-sensitive Dynamic Search and Zoom slider is particularly helpful when viewing numerous thumbnails in Windows Photo Gallery or when viewing search results. Another product for enhanced productivity, the Logitech® MX™ Revolution cordless laser mouse has a dedicated Flip 3D thumb wheel so people don´t have to move their hand from their mouse when changing applications. For these keyboards and mice, Logitech expects a late-January release of Version 3.3 of the company´s SetPoint software, which will provide Windows Vista compatibility.
Logitech´s webcams and headsets that are Certified for Windows Vista make it possible for people to enjoy crystal-clear PC communications. The QuickCam® 10.5 software — the newest upgrade to Logitech´s video software — will support all of Logitech´s currently shipping webcams. The new software is expected to be released at the end of January. The QuickCam 10.5 software is optimised for Windows Vista and includes a number of webcam-specific gadgets, including QuickVideo, QuickPicture and QuickView. Logitech plans to develop additional gadgets for Windows Vista, giving quick access to popular webcam commands.
Essentials for Notebook Users
Logitech notebook essentials, designed for comfort and convenience, optimise the Windows Vista experience for people at home, in the office or on the road. The Logitech® VX Revolution™ cordless laser mouse for notebooks provides easy access to new Windows Vista features such as Windows Flip 3D. The One-Touch™ Search button is great for quick Web searches, and the zoom slider gives people the ability to effortlessly zoom in and out of photos, spreadsheets and documents.
Complementing the Windows Vista Visual ExperienceSeveral of Logitech´s latest products complement the new visual Windows Vista experience. For example, the Logitech® diNovo Edge™ keyboard has a striking design that makes a bold statement for any system running Windows Vista. The keyboard´s clean lines and premium materials complement the Windows Aero interface, as do hidden controls that light up at a touch and fade into the background when not in use. And the black and silver design of the Logitech® Premium Notebook Headset embodies the Windows Vista design elements. Both products are an attractive addition to a computer with Windows Vista.
Software Downloads for Current Logitech Customers
People who purchase Logitech mice, keyboards or webcams prior to the release of Logitech´s product software for the Windows Vista operating system will be able to download updated product software at www.logitech.com/downloads beginning Jan. 30.
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in the United States and other countries. Windows Vista is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products, visit the company´s Web site at www.logitech.com.