tech2 News StaffFeb 25, 2008 15:33:30 IST
Logitech has unveiled the new Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave, which promises to increase keyboard comfort for Mac and PC users.
Logitech combined three elements in its new design - a wave key-frame design, a U-shaped constant curve and a cushioned, contoured palm rest. The Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave features a cordless keyboard with the Comfort Wave Design and a cordless xlaser mouse. The ambidextrous mouse also features pixel-precise laser tracking and a rubber grip. Both mouse and keyboard feature a battery indicator light that alerts users when battery power is low.
To address the fact that fingers vary in length, the signature element of the new Comfort Wave Design, its gradual wave-shaped contour, cradles the fingers with a shape that supports their actual, varied length. The Cordless Desktop Wave keys are highest at the A and Enter keys, which are typically hit by the little fingers. Moving inward toward the pointer fingers, the keys decrease in height until reaching the D and K keys, which are typically hit by the longer middle fingers. The keys move up again in height to accommodate the pointer fingers at the G and H keys. The maximum distance between the keys' peaks and troughs, the lowest and highest keys, is 4 mm.
The Comfort Wave Design offers large, hot keys that can be mapped to launch folders, Web pages, or applications, such as photo galleries and music applications. For Windows Vista users, shortcut keys activate Flip 3D as well as Windows Sidebar and gadgets. Logitech developed new Vista gadgets - a status indicator for caps lock, num lock and scroll lock; a typing-speed indicator; and an error-rate tracker that calculates the number of times the user hits the backspace key. For Mac users, the default assignment for the Media Center hot key is Front Row.
The Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave is priced at Rs. 4995, comes with a warranty of 3 years and is now available with Rashi Peripherals.