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Logitech intros wireless backlit keyboard, trackpad for Mac
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 5:09am

Logitech has revealed two accessories for Apple users. The new Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard is designed to work with Macs, iPads and iPhones, while the new Rechargeable Trackpad is designed specifically for Mac users. Users will recognise the similarities between the new Bluetooth keyboard and the K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard Logitech launched last month, although the new version for Apple includes Mac and iOS-specific hot keys.



While many Apple users have appreciated Apple’s own wireless keyboard, the new Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard adds keyboard lighting to the desktop experience in the same way that Apple delivers backlit keyboard illumination to its MacBook line. The keyboard includes smart sensors that automatically turn on the backlighting as soon as hands approach it, while also adjusting or dimming brightness according to ambient light conditions. It also utilizes a Mac layout that includes Command, Brightness and Mission Control keys and can quickly switch between up to three devices. The Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad features full multi-touch control, including click, scroll, swipe, zoom and other gestures. It employs a low-profile design and a smooth glass surface to replicate a touchscreen experience. Logitech says that the trackpad has been engineered with embedded precision sensors and resistance to fingerprints and scratches. The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard will retail for $100, while the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad will retail for $70. Both will go on sale in the US and Europe in January.



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