Last year Logitech released its first competitor to Apple’s Magic Trackpad. Known as the Logitech Touchpad, the device featured a five-inch touchpad, USB dongle and space for 2 AA batteries.
Today, an updated version of the Touchpad from Logitech hit the FCC. Although Logitech’s FCC filings did not include any pictures, we do notice that the new Touchpad will feature a rechargeable battery and a USB charging cable – a nice edition that will cut down on battery swapping.
No word on pricing or release date, but today’s FCC filing is a good sign that we’ll hear more from Logitech soon.
Keyboard cases for the iPad are great, but who wants to worry about another device to charge? That’s where Logitech’s Solar Keyboard Folio case comes in. From what we can tell, this keyboard case uses the same solar charging technology featured in Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard 750 that charges the device in all types of light, including ambient light in an office.
That’s a big improvement over traditional Bluetooth keyboard iPad cases, which require heavy batteries that are quickly sucked dry. While we don’t have specifics about the Solar Keyboard Folio other than the FCC picture above, we’d assume that Logitech will be able to make this device slimmer and lighter than existing keyboard cases out there.
Last month Logitech unveiled its latest innovation in the input market: the Logitech Cube. About the size of a pack of gum (one of those larger 20-stick packs, natch), the Cube combines a mouse, presenter and touch surface all in one.
The Cube first appeared on the FCC back in October, and today internal photos of the device were released. It’s quite remarkable to see how Logitech fit an Atmel ATmega324PA 8-bit AVR RICS microcontroller, optical sensor, touch controller, and 240mAh battery into a package that’s less than half the size of a traditional mouse.
The Cube will cost $70, and was originally scheduled to be released in late January. No firm release date for the device has been announced.
Check out the full gallery of FCC photos, below:
We’ve seen a ton of speaker does for iOS devices, but Logitech’s Air Speaker dock is one of the few that also support Apple’s AirPlay technology. The WiFi-enabled Air Speaker allows users to stream music from their iOS devices anywhere within their home network. Of course, users can also plug in their iOS devices directly into the Air Speaker and use the device as a dock.
Logitech hasn’t announced a release date for the Air Speaker, but the device is expected to cost around $400. The Air Speaker won FCC approval last Friday, so we’d expect to see it soon, likely before the holidays.
Apple released its Magic Trackpad about a year ago, allowing Mac users to replace their mice with a spacious multi-touch surface. Today, Logitech passed its own wireless touch-based peripheral through the FCC, giving PC users a welcomed alternative to the traditional mouse.
Logitech’s touchpad has the model number T-R0002 and will be branded as the Logitech Wireless Touchpad. The device will use the 2.4GHz spectrum for wireless communications, and will rely on a 1.5V battery (likely a AA). FCC filings don’t reveal much else about the device, but label location photos give us a general idea its size and shape, above. It’s not clear what kind of multi-touch gestures the Wireless Touchpad will support, but we’d guess that the device will bring Magic Trackpad-like functionality to PC users.
No word on pricing or availability.
ZAGG’s Bluetooth Keyboard Case for Apple’s original iPad won accolades for its sleek aluminum design, and today the company passed a new version of the case for the iPad 2 through the FCC, pictured above. The case is manufactured by Logitech, and won FCC approval for its Bluetooth capabilities.
The iPad 2 Keyboard Case is similar to ZAGG’s original case. However, the iPad 2 case features a magnetic wake sensor that automatically wakes the iPad 2 when its removed from the case. The case is made of aluminum, and has a stand that can prop up the iPad 2 at a variety of angles.
You can purchase ZAGG’s iPad 2 Keyboard Case for $100 directly from the company. Orders placed through ZAGG are expected to ship in 1 to 2 days.