Logitech, one of the world's leading vendors of computer peripherals and gaming devices, has announced today the launch of a new solution designed to let notebook owners use a single wireless receiver for both their external mouse and keyboard. Suggestively dubbed the Logitech Unifying receiver, the new tool will enable users to connect a Unifying-compatible Logitech mouse and keyboard to a single receiver that is small enough to be carried around with the laptop. In addition to the launch of the new wireless receiver, the company also announced a series of supporting products coming to provide notebook users with a full lineup of Unifying peripherals.
“At Logitech, we’re always looking for ways to make life easier,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech’s senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. “With this unique new receiver, now you can pick and choose the mouse and keyboard that work best for you whether you’re at the office, at home or on the road.”
The Swiss peripheral designer has now launched two new wireless keyboards and two mice, coming to provide users with support for the new wireless receiver technology. Both keyboards, dubbed Wireless Keyboard K350 and Wireless Keyboard K340, boast Logitech's advanced 2.4GHz wireless technology and 128-bit AES encryption for secure data transmission, according to the company.
The K350 has been featured with a distinctive wave design and a Constant Curve Layout, enabling users to take advantage of a comfortable typing experience. The K340 comes as a full-sized keyboard with number pad that can easily be carried around thanks to a low-profile design.
As for Logitech's new Marathon Mouse M705, users will be provided with a comfortable mouse featuring two AA batteries that are said to be capable of providing three full years of runtime, between charges. The M505 comes with an ambidextrous design, enabling support for a wider range of users.
Slated for availability in the U.S. and Europe sometime in September, the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 and the K340 come with a suggested retail price of US$59.99 and US$49.99, respectively. As for the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705, Logitech said that it would be made available in Europe this month, for a suggested price of US$69.99, while in the U.S. users will get it in early 2010. The M505 is slated to become available in the U.S. and Europe in August, for US$49.99.