updated 04:00 am EDT, Tue August 21, 2007
Logitech Alto Cordless
Logitech this morning introduced the Alto Cordless, the latest in its succession of notebook stands. The notebook maker's new model revamps the original Alto by replacing the fixed keyboard with an RF cordless model and a receiver built into the hub. Using the new setup lets users sit the notebook independently from the keyboard for a more comfortable angle without consuming extra ports, Logitech says. A built-in, three-port USB hub also helps keep USB mice, keyboards, and other peripherals attached while only having to plug in a single cable.
Comfort is said to be a priority with a palm rest built into the keyboard and a stand that tilts the notebook up to a 45-degree angle for a clearer view. The Alto Cordless folds flat and will support notebooks with up to 15.4-inch screens when it begins to ship in September for $100. Logitech officially requires Windows XP or Vista to support the full functions of the keyboard.