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A Keyboard and Mouse Built for Gamers

Techstination feature for Monday, September 19, 2005

A keyboard and mouse built for gamers. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Logitech…the world's biggest maker of computer mice…has been looking for ways to sell more expensive versions of its products. One answer… gamers. People who are willing to pay more for souped up PCs and speaker system, don't mind springing for any kind of peripheral that will enhance their gaming experience. Logitech's Ruben Mookerjee says the new G 15 keyboard is a perfect example…

"It's got 18 macro keys which can be programmed in three bangs. It also has a backlit keyboard so in dim lighting conditions you can still see your keys in your Quake shootout. It has an LCD display, which is an auxiliary display so it will show in game information as well as auxiliary information."

All things that matter to the serious gamers among us…who would be willing to pay the 80 dollar price tag. And they also might want a new mouse in the house…like the G5 …that lets you adjust sensitivity on the fly…

"So it means if I'm in a life or death situation in Quake, I want it really twitchy. But if I'm trying to navigate through menus, and I've had a few too many coffees, I'd like a much slower set up."

The price, about 70 dollars. For non-gamers….Logitech has updated its cordless desktop line. The S 510 with a media remote for controlling music, pictures and video….sells for about a hundred dollars. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.