The Swiss company Logitech was founded in 1981 in Lausanne. The company's founders, Daniel Borel, Pierluigi Zappacosta and Giacomo Marini, originally envisioned the company's core business as developing software applications for publishers and manufacturing computer components.
Soon, they received a large order from Ricoh to develop software for its needs. After that, the attention of the founders of Logitech was attracted by such a device as a computer mouse. This pointing gadget was, in fact, the perfect companion for developing and using a graphical interface.
Through the efforts of the company, the mouse prototype, created at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, has moved from the walls of the laboratory to the market. The P4 mouse was the first device in the enterprise. At first, it was bought in small batches, and then large contracts appeared. Logitech's customers include tech giants such as HP and Apollo Computer.
The firm began to expand rapidly. Its offices have been opened in several countries, including the USA, Taiwan, Japan, China. The main production was concentrated in Taiwan. Along with these, the range of the company's products grew, the geography of supplies expanded. With the advent and massive spread of the Internet, demand for Logitech products has grown, and a secondary market has emerged based on retail sales.
One of the company's mottos is the call for constructive excellence. This leads to the creation of effective, unique and thoughtful devices.
Two new brand products have recently appeared on the market. Let's tell you more about them.
The Logitech Pebble M350 computer mouse is the next addition to the wireless accessories shelf of this manufacturer. There is nothing superfluous in its design, everything is laconic and clear: the plastic case is made in smooth, calm lines. The coating of the gadget is non-slip, rough, as it should be for such a computer tool.
The mouse looks elegant and impressive. In terms of design, this begs a comparison with the Apple Magic Mouse 2.
One of the indicators of the "apple" product is definitely worse. This is the price. It costs more than a Swiss manufacturer, but it's not just looks and competitive cost that make the Pebble M350 stand out. To reduce the level of noise emitted during operation, a number of experiments were carried out in laboratory conditions. The new mouse has been found to be 70% quieter than the M170. This primarily relates to the clicks it makes and the operation of the scroll wheel. Silence will not interfere with the workplace of an office worker, as well as any other user.
You can use both a USB receiver and a Bluetooth connection to connect a mouse. It can work simultaneously with several devices running Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, Android or Linux.
The accessory is lightweight and compact. It supports sleep mode so you don't have to worry about changing the battery for almost 18 months. Its radius of action is 10 meters.
Logitech MK470 Slim Combo
It has already been said above that the slogan of the Swiss manufacturer is to strive to achieve constructive excellence. To this end, the company's marketers organize unique and unconventional approaches to completing their products.
The Logitech MK470 Slim Combo, a mouse and keyboard combo, is one example of this.
During the development of this product, the emphasis was also placed on quiet operation. Everything contributes to this: the quiet rustle of the scissor mechanism of the keyboard buttons, the absence of loud and annoying sounds when using the mouse. It differs from the previous model in other colors and the ability to use only one connection method. There is no Bluetooth connection here.
The keyboard is made of thin and durable plastic. Its weight with batteries is 558 grams, and the geometric parameters are as follows: 373.5 x 143.9 x 21.3 mm.
It is clear that one of the main advantages of the device is its compactness. Batteries are included in the delivery set, they are able to give the gadget autonomy for a period of 3 years. This is facilitated by the presence of the same sleeping mode. If you do not use the "keyboard" for a certain period of time, it is instantly activated.
Despite its modest dimensions, the keyboard received a full set of keys and a numeric block. A small drawback is the reduction in the size of the arrow keys.
Batteries for power supply are installed under the upper plate with the manufacturer's logo. There is also a USB transmitter for receiving and transmitting a signal. It is one for two devices, but that's enough.
The reverse side of the keyboard is equipped with rubberized elements applied to the stand-projection. This increases convenience when working, securely fixes the accessory in the desired position, improves ergonomics.
The Logitech MK470 Slim Combo is available in two color options: white and black. Only the color of the upper part of the keyboard remains unchanged. It is always silver.
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