Our Review of the Logitech G433, a 7.1 Wired Surround Gaming Headset

It’s been a while since I reviewed a Logitech product, and the last time was a pair of gaming headphones known as the G231 Prodigy. I have no idea if Logitech’s G433 is some kind of deliberate follow-up to the G231 Prodigy, but they are one great set of gaming headphones.

The G433 is made for simply whatever gaming that you are into, which includes the PC, Mobile phone, Sony PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. Yes, it can do all that, and it has 7.1 Surround Sound Potential Audio with 360 degrees of positional audio.

I have to admit that I find the G433 to be very light, which is great considering that the drivers inside them are incredibly grand with clear highs, precise treble, and great bass. This is good for hearing not just your game, but anyone in your multiplayer team. Not only that, you can customize the sound for just about anything.

The G433 not only has a removable boom microphone, but all the cables can be quickly removed as well. Now, just so you know, there is an adapter required for some particular units that you work with it.

It is a pair of gaming headphones that I will recommend, and it is available on the Logitech site for $99.99 with free shipping in black, red, blue, and a limited edition of blue camo.

Yule Logitech, Part 1: G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset

logitech-g213-prodigy-gaming-headsetWell, I had a terrific time reviewing some products from Logitech, and I like making Christmas puns, so this is Yule Logitech! Get it? I’m going to start with the Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset.

It seems like I have been reviewing a lot of gaming headsets lately, and the ones that I like are the lightest ones. The G231 Prodigy is one that I picked up and it was like feathers.

But enough about weight, we’ll go ahead and talk about the sound. Since it has 40 mm neodymium drivers, it has high-quality stereo sound for full immersion in your games. The are good for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC. I am not certain if the mesh cloth ear cups have anything to do with it, but it certainly sounds just fine.

The G231 has a folding unidirectional microphone, which will allow you to adjust so you can be heard. Speaking of folding, the earpieces is able to lay flat on the floor, as the earcups can swivel 90 degrees. Oh, and referencing the last sentence about speaking of being heard, there are some on-cable controls to keep the sound close at hand.

If that sounds like something that you might like, you can pick it up on the Logitech site for $69.99.

G920 and G29 Driving Force Gaming Racing Wheels from Logitech

Logitech G920Well, as many of you know, I went to PAX Prime last week, and I am still getting over it. As I had a chance to stop by Logitech’s booth, I was pretty impressed with their Driving Force technology. These are racing wheels designed for gamers, and the coolest were the G920 and G29.

I’ll go ahead and start with the G920. This one is designed for the Xbox One and PC, and I’ll tell you about what the G29 is good for later. They have several similarities, and I’ll start with what makes it different as it has an optional Driving Force Shifter with a six speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse. Yes, it has built-in clamps and bolt points to allow the Driving Force Shifter to be mounted securely.

Yes, these are some great racing wheels, and it has some interesting features like “Realistic Force Feedback” so the player can sens the under or over steering. As players are speeding along on their way for whatever racing game they are doing, they have access to the D-Pad as well some other points on the steering wheel for a lot of good speed in their game.

By the way, there are some very cool pedal units so that the user can brake, accelerate, and of course, change gears. Now this was set up in the Logitech booth at PAX Prime with some serious sit-down playing power that felt like it was taken from an 80’s arcade.

Logitech-G29Now, let’s talk about the Logitech C29. It is made for the PS4 and the PS3. Just to let you know, it has almost all the exact same features as the G920, except that it does not have the Optional Driving Force Shifter.

At least, that is what the press release tells me. The G29 has been available since last July, for a price of about $399.99 and you can find more info about it here. As for the G920, it won’t be available until October for the exact same price, but it can be pre-ordered here.

Logitech Ultrathin Bluetooth keyboard for all iPad models

Logitech UltrathinI have reviewed a lot of iPad keyboards in my time, and I have to admit that the Logitech Ultrathin looks similar to other types of products that I have reviewed.

What makes the Ultrathin different is that it is ultra-thinner and lighter than products before it. You should be able to use it for protection as you can use it to cover the vulnerable or touchscreen side. As for using the keyboard, it has a magnetic clip to tilt the iPad at a usable angle. The keyboard itself is also well-spaced with iOS shortcuts.

You should be able to get the Logitech Ultrathin for the iPad Air for about $99.99, and the ones for the iPad Mini will be $10 more when they become available next month.


Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Remote

Logitech HarmonyWhenever I write about technology, I always try and think about what brings it about. In the case of the Harmony Smart Keyboard from Logitech, it is a keyboard that replaces your remote control.

In case you are wondering why you would need the Harmony Smart Keyboard, just look at all the stuff connected to your keyboard! Yeah, you need a keyboard if you are going to want to type in that movie that you want to watch! What are you going to do, use the stupid PS3 remote to type it in? (Okay, that is a slam on the PS3, but seriously, it can be tough.)

The Harmony Smart Keyboard comes with a Hub that can fit in your home entertainment center, and you don’t have to worry if you aren’t pointing the keyboard the correct way. It is compatible with Apple TV, Roku, and the Xbox One, and it can support Bluetooth as well as IR and RF frequencies.

The Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard will be available this month for a price of $150. I wonder if we will probably see more products like it.


Rumor Friday, Part 1: An iPhone Gaming Controller from Logitech?

iPhone controller ku-bigpicNow here’s something that I like, not reporting on tech news, but rumors about tech news. I’ve been hearing about rumors of tech, and I often don’t report on them because these rumors don’t come to fruition.

At WWDC this year, Apple referenced this idea for a gaming controller, and this one would be official. This is what it…could be, and this one would be from Logitech. Logitech is already a big tech giant, and this would be a big shot in the arm for this company if Apple made them their official rep.

This looks like an SNES controller with ABXY buttons and a four-way directional pad. Then there’s the possibility of a camera involved, but who knows? After all, this is just a rumor!

FabricSkin keyboard folio for the iPad, from Logitech

folioI have never been disappointed with a Logitech product, even if they are producing accessories that have been done to death. Their most recent contribution is the FabricSkin keyboard folio.

I think we all know that these folios work with tablets. I’m not certain how the one on the Surface works, but usually it teams up via Bluetooth.

That is the case here, but the FabricSkin comes with a liquid repellant surface so that there are no openings on the keys to let in any fluid in.

If you want to get this for the iPad 2 and up, as well as the iPad Mini, you will have to wait until May. The price is for $149, about $50 more than the standard cover.


Logitech has a new gaming series for PC Gamers, the G-Series

Logitech_G700sLogitech has been a giant in the industry for years, and they have done a few successful gaming peripherals. The company has made it official that they are in the gaming business with their new G line.

The Logitech G is made for PC Gamers, and the company has stated that “the overriding principal of G is that science wins”. I am assuming that this means that Logitech is using the latest in science on these gaming peripherals.

There will be eight products in all, and each of them will have hydrophobic coatings to keep hands from sticking, as well as a fingerprint-resistant coating.

This is what products will be available next month:

The G700 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse ($99.99), the G500 Laser Gaming Mouse ($69.99), G400s Optical Gaming Mouse ($59.99), G100s Optical Gaming Mouse ($39.99), G19s Gaming Keyboard ($199.99), G510 Gaming Keyboard ($119.99), G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset ($79.99), and the G230 Stereo Gaming Headset ($59.99).

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