Date: December 29th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Bluetooth connectivity turns your PC into a wireless hub, making it easy to share data with other devices enabled with Bluetooth technology, such as your mobile phone. The matching MediaPad gives you remote control over your entire media library, allowing you to enjoy music and images on your PC using the included Logitech Media Life software or Windows XP Media Center Edition.
· Personalize your desk space with award-winning visual styling.
· Increase comfort and reduce stress on your wrists. Ultra-flat keyboard delivers smooth, super-quiet performance.
· Place your mouse closer to your keyboard for additional comfort and convenience .MediaPad remote commander can rest anywhere.
· Enjoy an ideal hand-fit with the MX Laser mouse's sculpted design. Storing your mouse in the rapid-charging base keeps it fresh and ready to go.
· Experience a performance revolution with the rechargeable MX Laser mouse. With 20x the tracking power of standard optical, the MX Laser mouse delivers record-setting performance on virtually any surface. The combination of 800-dpi resolution and 5.8-Megapixel image processing delivers phenomenal precision and speed.
· Turn your PC into a Bluetooth hub. Connecting the Bluetooth Mini-Receiver to your PC lets you do voice over IP with a headset, transfer pictures from a mobile phone, listen to music through Bluetooth headphones and much more.
· Bring together your digital pictures, video clips and music playlists in a single interface. MediaPad Long Range Bluetooth remote commander serves as a numeric pad, a calculator or a PC remote control. It can be used to control media on your PC from anywhere in the room. Enjoy it with the included Logitech Media Life software.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Bluetooth, it is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networking, and provides two-way communication between devices such as PDAs, mobile phones, PCs, laptops, and digital cameras via a relatively secure, inexpensive, short range radio frequency. Named for a Danish king from the first millennia (who either had a fondness for blueberries, or serious dental issues, depending on which legend you believe) the Bluetooth spec is a relatively mature technology these days and devices employing Bluetooth connectivity are widely available.
As usual, Logitech's packaging is as good as its products. The box graphics show off the unique styling and features of what's inside. For a MSRP of $199.99 you'll get the following:
Inside the box, there is a clear, concise installation guide with ample pictures to aid the user in getting the diNovo up and running. A software/application CD is included, as well as an informational booklet. The diNovo keyboard is split into two distinct devices: the main keyboard, and what Logitech calls the MediaPad. A mouse and charging stand, batteries, AC charger (for the mouse) and the USB Bluetooth receiver dongle round out the package contents.