It appears as if Logitech is about to silence the complaints of thousands of PlayStation 3 owners who are frustrated with the system's lack of an infrared port. Those with Harmony remotes--or any universal remote for that matter--up until now have had to rely on clunky, hacked-up IR-to-Bluetooth USB dongles for their all-in-ones remotes to take control of their PS3. It seems the Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3 will play nicely with the line Harmony remotes right out of the box.
Among our largest concerns is whether the new device will have the capability to power on … Read more
Laptop cooling devices generally fall into two categories -- plastic stands with little fans inside and plastic stands without little fans inside (we checked out several examples in our laptop cooling device roundup).
Logitech has managed to hit both categories with its announcement of two new laptop coolers on March 18.
The Logitech Cooling Pad N100 is a gently waving riser, with a fan pointed up through its slotted top. The air intake is from the rear edge, to reduce the chance of blocked airflow, and it can draw power from your laptop via a USB cord.
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When Logitech brought out its touch-screen, tablet-style Harmony 1000 in 2007, it was clearly taking a stab at the high-end of the universal remote market. Unlike other high-end--and more expensive--models from the likes of Crestron, Universal Remote Control, and Philips' Pronto line, the Harmony 1000 didn't require hiring a professional home installer to program or update it, which made it a value proposition--even if it was relatively expensive compared with other mainstream universal remotes.
All in all, we liked the 1000, but it did have a few kinks. Users griped that it wasn't quite as responsive as it … Read more
I've been shopping around for a go-between that would prop my toasty laptop off my lap. I thought I found this with the Thermapak, but now here's another tempting choice, Logitech's Comfort Lapdesk ($39.99).
Unlike the former, the Lapdesk marries hard plastic with a padded cushion for what seems to be the best of both worlds. Though it won't cool your notebook or roll up into bundle like the Thermapak, the Lapdesk can double as a useful work surface while you're lounging on the couch. Thermapak or Logitech? Time to dust off that Magic … Read more