Logitech preps “Wave” keyboard
Chicago (IL) – Logitech recently has received FCC approval for a new wireless keyboard/mouse combination called “Cordless Desktop Wave”.
The new device will be Logitech’s first keyboard tailored for use with Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system. Compared to the currently available “Cordless Desktop Comfort laser” keyboard, there are now a few dedicated buttons that directly correspond to Vista features.
Directly above the slight curved Wave, there are larger multimedia controls, which however, still do not integrate the SlimDevices wireless music systems, which Logitech acquired last year. The playback controls are surrounded by four buttons that allow access to Vista Gadgets, the Photo Gallery, the Windows Media Player and the Media Center.
The Wave also offers keys for Vista’s Flip3D feature and a function to put the PC into sleep mode. The enclosed mouse also supports Flip3D by clicking and the scroll wheel.
Pricing has not been announced but we would expect the desktop to remain in the segment around $100.