Logitech heeft vandaag de Cordless MouseMan Wheel aangekondigd. Da's deze muis, maar dan zonder staartje:
Hier heb je de press release:
Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGIY; Switzerland:LOGZ), international market leader in human interface devices that define the way people link to information in business, at home or online, today announced Cordless MouseMan® Wheel, the first in a series of new products that will more than double the company's cordless offerings from three to seven by the end of 1999. Cordless MouseMan Wheel will be shown at the PC Expo tradeshow in New York City, along with a preview of new cordless keyboards slated for release this fall. Cordless MouseMan Wheel will be available in July at an estimated street price of $59.95
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These latest products underscore Logitech's ongoing commitment to cordless peripherals as a means to ensure maximum comfort and freedom at the desktop, and more specifically, to radio-based cordless devices as a means to eliminate the line-of-sight restrictions that characterize competing products using infrared technology. As the world's largest manufacturer of cordless mice, the company has sold over half a million units worldwide.
"When we talk to users, they frequently mention their frustration with cords that catch on the edge of the desk, tangle around things while in use, and limit movement, forcing them to stop in the middle of whatever they're doing and free the cord," said Julie Goebel, Logitech senior product manager. "Cordless MouseMan Wheel eliminates that frustration and increases productivity by combining the performance of a corded mouse with cordless convenience, flexibility and freedom."
Cordless MouseMan® Wheel is based on the innovative design of Logitech's flagship MouseMan® Wheel - a product which has won more awards than any other in the company's history. Its sculpted shape features a soft-touch grip for increased comfort and control. A scroll wheel, which also functions as a fourth mouse button, offers easy navigation in Windows and on the Web. With the included MouseWare® software, users can easily customize all buttons, including the scroll wheel, for frequently-used commands. Cordless MouseMan Wheel uses standard AAA batteries. Smart power management features extend the battery life to six months to a year of normal use.
"Because the new mouse is based on tried-and-true technology and a popular design," Goebel added, "users can have it all -- cordless freedom, programmable buttons, an easy-scrolling navigation wheel and a great feel in the hand."
New colors and textures on the desktop
Cordless MouseMan Wheel features pleasing new colors and a sleek texture, designed to harmonize with Logitech's next generation of desktop peripherals. "By integrating new colors, textures and designs into mice, keyboards and other products that perfectly complement each other, Logitech is creating a whole new standard of performance, aesthetics, and comfort for today's desktop," said Robin Selden, vice president of product marketing for control devices.