LOGITECH has released the LX-700 cordless desktop, a rechargeable cordless mouse and cordless keyboard package that makes it easy to listen to music and Internet radio, use instant messaging, watch videos and view photos.
Buttons on the LX-700 are integrated with popular media players and the Logitech MediaLife software. This is a full-screen interface that makes it easy to quickly access playlists, play impromptu slide shows and watch video clips.
The controls for volume, play, pause, fast forward and rewind can be used with most popular media players. Audio preset buttons can be tied to favourite Internet radio stations and playlists in much the same way as radio preset buttons on car and home stereo systems. It also has a dedicated button for recording or burning media.
The LX-700 comes with the Logitech Cordless Click Plus rechargeable optical mouse. The mouse recharger stand also serves as the receiver for the Fast RF wireless technology. The mouse includes Logitech’s Tilt Wheel Plus Zoom scrolling feature, which allows scrolling in three dimensions using the mouse alone. Used in combination with the keyboard, it increases efficiency in Microsoft Office applications and takes some of the strain off the mouse hand.
The LX 700 includes two-hand navigation control with simultaneous use of the mouse and keyboard. The Tilt Wheel Plus cruise control on the keyboard combines a scroll wheel with both vertical and horizontal scrolling ability and cruise control buttons for efficient vertical scrolling. The keyboard has a zoom control panel, with one-touch ability to zoom in and out of documents, making it easy to touch up a digital photo, perfect a presentation slide, or view an entire document layout. A snap-back feature returns a document on screen to its original size. The system also has an integrated control for one-click switching between open documents and another control to instantly close open windows.
The keyboard is 22.3 mm in height when placed on a flat surface. It incorporates Zero Degree Tilt, which means the primary rows of keys are all the same height. A low-profile keyboard helps minimise any repetitive wrist extension which can be a cause of hand and forearm discomfort.
The Logitech LX700 is compatible with Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows XP. The product carries a five-year warranty.