Logitech diNovo Edge Mac Edition
Logitech might be well known for their PC-based peripherals, but that doesn’t mean they have kept the Mac community in the dark, although they do procrastinate in releasing a Mac-compatible device. Take the diNovo Edge keyboard for example – this peripheral comes out a full two years after the PC version is released. While it is always better late than never, I don’t think I would be pleased to wait for a couple of years for something like this, Mac user or not. Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech’s keyboards and desktops has this to say about the diNovo Edge Mac Edition, “We’re truly delighted to offer discerning Mac enthusiasts our highest quality in keyboard design and performance. From the piano-black finish to its built-in TouchDisc touch pad, the diNovo Edge can make it a pleasure for you to type, control music or launch your favorite applications.”
The newest diNovo keyboard is exceptionally thin (½ inch or 11.05 mm) with a high-gloss, semi-translucent Plexiglas frame, sharp angles and soft-orange backlighting. The aluminum palm rest with anodized-silver finish looks good with any Mac computer, including the iMac and the MacBook Pro. In addition to its design, the diNovo Edge, Mac Edition features optimized Mac keys for one-touch access to Mail, Safari and iTunes, as well as many other Mac-specific applications. The new Logitech keyboard even offers a Power button that turns your Mac computer on and off, while the TouchDisc allows you to scroll and navigate from your keyboard. Moving a finger up and down or across the disc moves the cursor on the computer screen, and moving the finger in a circular motion around the perimeter of the TouchDisc enables you to scroll horizontally and vertically through documents. (Logitech Control Center software installation is required for some features.) For a typing experience that’s comfortable, fluid and silent, the new Logitech keyboard features the Logitech PerfectStroke key system. PerfectStroke is designed to create longer key travel – 3.2 mm compared to 2.2 mm – than that of typical notebook keyboards, which means that the distance your fingers have to travel to activate a key is optimized for your comfort. And because micro-scissors distribute force evenly across key surfaces, even if you strike the edge of a key, the key stroke still feels the same.
Interested parties will be able to pick up the Logitech diNovo Edge Mac Edition cordless keyboard from this month onwards for $159.99.