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Logitech Introduces DiNovo Edge Bluetooth Keyboard
Posted on 3-Oct-2006 21:34 | Tags Filed under: News


Logitech Introduces DiNovo Edge Bluetooth Keyboard
Logitech says it is more than a keyboard, it is a minimalist work of high-technology art. The company is introducing the Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard.

The new keyboard comes with a high-gloss finish, is laser cut from a single, semi-translucent piece of black Plexiglas and set into a brushed-aluminum frame. Backlighted icons embedded within the keyboard are part of the design. And they are invisible when not illuminated.

Ony 3/4 inches (19.05 mm) thick, the diNovo Edge is Logitech’s first rechargeable keyboard, features an integrated touch-sensitive navigation and scroll panel, and includes embedded Bluetooth wireless technology.

The keyboard also shows a reduced number of seams and buttons, offering touch-sensitive technology and controls that are flush with the keyboard surface, and using dynamic soft-orange backlighting behind the single Plexiglas panel.

Pressing the function key illuminates icons for secondary F-key functions, including media controls and application-launch keys. After the function key is released, the icons above the F-keys disappear.

The navigation features of the diNovo Edge keyboard are designed for use with Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition, or the upcoming Windows Vista operating system. For example, the keyboard has a special start key that launches the Vista start menu, and an F-key search button provides one-touch access to Vista’s search feature.

The keyboard includes the touch-sensitive TouchDisc, which enables people to scroll and navigate a graphical user interface without having to reach for a mouse. Moving a finger up and down or across the disc moves the cursor on the computer screen, and moving the finger in a circular motion around the perimeter of the TouchDisc enables people to scroll horizontally and vertically through documents.

Located above the TouchDisc, the keyboard’s touch-sensitive volume slider makes it easy to quickly adjust the computer’s volume. And on the left-hand side of the keyboard, three zoom buttons – zoom in, zoom out, and 100 percent view – enable people to navigate and edit digital photos with ease. A pointer button, used with the TouchDisc, enables two-hand navigation.

With Bluetooth wireless technology, the diNovo Edge can connect directly, without the included USB micro-receiver, to PCs that have built-in Bluetooth technology. For computers without built-in Bluetooth technology, people need only plug in the micro-receiver to a USB port to connect the keyboard to the PC; the keyboard and receiver are pre-paired during manufacturing so that they automatically connect when plugged in.

The rechargeable diNovo Edge comes with a stand that serves as both a recharging station and a display base; when inserted in the stand, the keyboard rests perpendicular to the desk, showing off its design and freeing up desk space. A two-hour charge yields up to two months of battery life.

The Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November. Its suggested retail price is US$199.99 in the U.S.






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