logitech wireless Stories January 27, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – up to 60% off Logitech products: mice from $10, TK820 keyboard w/ touchpad $40, much more

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 60% off select Logitech mice, keyboards, iPad accessories, and more. All items qualify for free 2-day Prime shipping. Non-members will need to spend $35 or more to bypass potential shipping costs.

There are just over two dozen different products included in today’s promotion, but we expect that number to dwindle as the day progresses and popular products begin to sell out.

Here our are top picks:

logitech wireless Stories September 23, 2014

expiredLogitech Wireless MK520 keyboard & laser mouse combo $26 shipped (Reg. $40+), more

Tiger Direct is offering the refurbished Logitech Wireless MK520 Keyboard and Laser Mouse Combo for $19.99 + around $5.40 shipping. That’s $35 under the original listing, $15 under Amazon new and the best price we can find. Features:

  • Sleek full-size wireless keyboard with softly rounded keys for hour after hour of typing comfort
  • Contoured invisible optical mouse that tracks on just about any surface, with rubber grips and smooth, accurate cursor control (The optical sensor does not work on glass or mirrors)
  • Virtually no battery changes get up to three years of battery life for the keyboard and eighteen months for the mouse( Keyboard and mouse battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions)
  • Powerful 2.4 GHz wireless and one tiny Logitech Unifying receiver give you a reliable connection without delays or dropouts
  • Works with Windows-based PCs

This combo comes with a limited 3 months parts and labor warranty and has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers. We also spotted a nice price on the refurbished Logitech G105 gaming keyboard for $21.99 shipped (Reg. $40+) at Newegg Flash. and be sure to check out Corsair’s new RGB backlit gaming peripherals as well.

Review By Senor Zoidbergo on Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse (Personal Computers):

The Logitech MK520 is a well featured, basic wireless keyboard/mouse combination. There are a few quirks with the keyboard that should be addressed and merit the loss of a star, as will be explained shortly.

PACKAGING/OVERALL EXTERIOR DESIGN: The package comes with a wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, receiver, and female USB cord. I immediately impressed by the small size of the USB receiver; compared to my wireless Logitech G7 receiver, this thing is microscopic! The keyboard itself is black, with a clear transparent plastic frame overlaid on top with a slight bit of overhang. It’s a nice clean design, and reminds me of some of the “floating glass” frames of certain Sony Bravia TV models. The transparent plastic also has a functional purpose, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing- it makes the keyboard spill resistant. The mouse is a pretty standard design, and fits my palm nicely and comfortably. Nothing extraordinary about the mouse.

FUNCTIONAL USAGE: As soon as I plugged the receiver into the USB jack, Windows XP automatically installed the drivers and I was up and running in a few seconds. The keyboard types smoothly, and there’s very little clicking to be heard. The keys are comfortable to depress, and the built in wrist rest makes typing over long durations quite comfortable. I tested the wireless keyboard and mouse about 10 feet away from the receiver without problems. Curious, I decided to try the combination in a gaming situation, where I output Bad Company 2 from my PC to 42″ TV, and played on my couch using the wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard worked well, but the mouse is clearly not a gaming mouse. There was considerable lag, and movements were imprecise. So the mouse is not optimized for gaming!

I then plugged in my Logitech G7 Wireless mouse, and used it in tandem with the wireless MK520 keyboard. I was concerned that since the G7 was also operating at 2.4 GHz, there might be interference between the 2 devices. Fortunately, my concerns were premature, and the two devices worked beautifully together!

KEYBOARD THOUGHTS: The keyboard comes with 12 special Function keys which are shortcut keys to start various programs. Some include bringing up web browsers, opening My Computer, defaulting to the desktop view, etc.. I found only a few of these buttons to be useful, e.g. the open web browser key (Fn+F1). However, the web browser shortcut key closes all other web browsers (even if you’re using Firefox), which is rather annoying. I would’ve preferred that it open a new window or tab, rather than close all existing windows. Pressing the shortcut for the media players brought up Winamp for me; the problem with these shortcut keys is that there are no provisions to allow the user to re-program the corresponding applications for personal customization. I would’ve liked to see an ability to change the default media player from Winamp to my media player of choice, e.g. Media Player Classic. Similarly, I would’ve liked to see an ability to change the web browser so that existing windows are not closed.

There is a shortcut key to bring up the Windows Calculator, which I think is a brilliant shortcut key. I actually use the built-in calculator quite frequently, and the shortcut key is conveniently placed.

**UPDATE**: The keyboard offers limited personal customization by downloading the latest Setpoint software drivers from Logitech’s website. I would’ve preferred if the drivers had been incorporated into the package to begin with onto a CD, or some explanation given in the manual however.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Lastly, the MK520 claims a remarkable miserly battery life of 3 years for the keyboard, and 1 year for the mouse. Both the keyboard and mouse automatically go to sleep after a period of no usage, and both have on/off switches, a thoughtful touch. It’s quite remarkable considering that the keyboard only uses 2 AA batteries, and the mouse 1 AA battery (note: batteries are already provided by Logitech in the package).

In conclusion, it’s a very good basic wireless keyboard/mouse combo that could use some reprogramming to address the shortcut keys

logitech wireless Stories September 17, 2014

expiredLogitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for Mac/PC w/ Darkfield Laser Tracking $50 shipped (orig. $100)

Update (9/18 9:15am): Amazon matches.

Update (9/17 2:25pm): Staples also has the Logitech Wireless M317 Mouse and receiver in multiple colors for $10.99 with a free ship-to-store option.

Staples has the Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for Mac and PC for $49.99 shipped. That’s 50% under the original listing, $10 under Amazon, and matching the best price we’ve seen outside of one-time Black Friday/holiday sales last year.

It features “hyper-fast” scrolling and Logitech’s new Darkfield Laser Tracking allowing it to work on any surface (including glass and mirrors). It comes with a small Logitech Unifying receiver which plugs into your computer to complete the wireless connection and can also be used as a receiver for other devices simultaneously. Wirecutter ranked this mouse as its third favorite wireless option out there (even when it was listed at $72).

It has received a 4/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

logitech wireless Stories March 19, 2014

expiredLogitech UE Boombox Bluetooth speaker: $120 Shipped ($130 off)

1Sale.com has dropped the price on the Logitech UE 984-000304 Boombox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Silver) down to $119.99 (Reg. $249.99) with free shipping. That is $130 off the retail listing and is the all time lowest price. 9to5Mac says it “probably has the best sound of any portable Bluetooth device we’ve come across.” It features a 50 ft. wireless bluetooth range, 6 hour battery life and can connect up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Note: This item is New but shipping says 2-3 weeks.

logitech wireless Stories October 5, 2013

Logitech Wireless Keyboard K400 w/ Built-In Touchpad $20 Shipped


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As one of its daily deals, 1Sale is offering the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K400 for only $20 shipped. This is $5 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen for this wireless keyboard.

The Logitech K400 is geared towards media centers and remote computing from a distance (up to 33 feet).  The built-in 3.5 inch touch pad frees users from having to utilize a separate mouse.  An ideal setup for navigating Netflix or a web browser on a computer hooked up to a TV,  Logitech only expresses compatibility with Windows machines but a quick peak in the reviews for this keyboard finds that it does work with Macs.

logitech wireless Stories August 28, 2013

Logitech Refurb. Grab Bag: UE Boombox Bluetooth speaker $59, iPad 2/3/4 Ultrathin keyboard case $48, speaker systems, mice, more


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As one of their Heist deals, Daily Steals are slashing prices on Logitech accessories. The Grab Bag includes over 20 deals on Logitech keyboards, speakers, mice, and more. Every deal is scheduled to end tomorrow morning so don’t hesitate if you see something worthwhile. All deals are for refurbished items with a 90 day warranty and include free shipping. Head below to check out the best deals of the lot.

Logitech UE Boombox Bluetooth wireless speaker $59 – Compare at $90 new from Amazon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 473 Amazon reviewers and was picked as 9to5Mac’s best Bluetooth speaker.

Logitech iPad 2/3/4 Ultrathin keyboard case $48 – Compare at $75 new from Amazon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,476 Amazon reviewers and generally regarded as the best iPad keyboard solution. This deal is a slam dunk.

Logitech Speaker System Z623 w/ two satellite speakers and a powerful subwoofer $80 – Compare at $107 new from Amazon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 928 Amazon reviewers. THX-certified 2.1 speaker system brings your music, movies and games to life in immersive studio-quality audio.

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