updated 09:15 am EDT, Tue August 19, 2008
Logitech Desktop Wave Pro
Logitech today put out a more ergonomic pairing of mouse and keyboards through its Cordless Desktop Wave Pro set. The bundle mates a 2.4GHz RF-based wireless Desktop Wave keyboard with a new, similarly ergonomic MX1100 RF mouse to ease the stress on users' hands and wrists over long work periods without forcing users to relearn their control layouts.
The MX1100 in particular adds several conveniences that are often only present in Logitech's higher-end mice, including a scroll wheel that can optionally spin freely to move through large documents as well as a USB connection to charge the mouse from the PC rather than depend solely on batteries or a charging cradle. The Wave keyboard has its own complement of media keys and navigation controls.
Logitech plans a delayed launch for the full Cordless Desktop Wave Pro, shipping it to the US in October for $130; the MX1100 is also available as a stand-alone peripheral without the USB cable and ships late this month for $80. The Wave keyboard is primarily intended for Windows, but both it and the mouse will support Mac OS X for most and all features respectively.