By Lisa Johnston
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Logitech has introduced its new VX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse in both PC and notebook versions. The mice cater to users who need the ability to navigate quickly and accurately through a variety of content-rich Web pages, spreadsheet files, photos, playlists and more.
Both mice are ergonomically-designed for comfort and feature Logitech's MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel, intended to help users navigate quickly and easily though high-volume documents and files. For example, it allows users to cover as many as 10,000 lines of a Microsoft Excel document in seven seconds with a single flick, a task that would typically take seven minutes and 500 spins the company said.
The company also said that in some applications, the mice can sense the speed at which people spin the wheel and it adjusts accordingly. For example, if the person spins rapidly, the wheel will go into free-spin mode, but if spun slowly the wheel will operate in click-to-click mode. Users can also switch modes manually by pushing down and clicking the wheel.
The One-Touch Search feature enables users to select a word or phrase within a document, and with one click, view Internet search results on the selected subject. A second wheel near the thumb can be used to zoom in and out of documents or to switch between applications.
Both mice are available now. The Logitech MX Revolution retails at a suggested $99.99 for the PC version, and $79.99 for the portable notebook version.
In other news, Logitech has is adding to its Advanced Peripherals line with its new Z-10 Interactive 2.0 Speaker System. The PC speakers feature built-in touch-sensitive controls so users can control their music directly, without having to toggle back and forth between applications on a computer screen. The speakers' backlighted display is capable of showing track information from popular media players including iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp and Musimatch. The display also features a clock, volume levels and other system information.
The Z-10 system includes four Internet radio preset buttons and features1-inch tweeters and 3-inch woofers on each satellite. Measuring 9.7-inches tall, the speakers connect to a PC through a single USB cable. Also included is a headphone jack and a 3.5mm auxiliary input which can connect to an MP3 player or other audio device.
The Z-10 Interactive 2.0 Speaker System will be available in September for a suggested $149.
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