FREMONT, Calif. - October 14, 2004 - Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) (SWX: LOGN) today announced the Logitech® Cordless Headset for Xbox®, giving Xbox enthusiasts the ability to play Xbox LiveTM games over the Internet with complete cordless freedom - from up to 10 metres away - for the first time. Now gamers have one less thing to worry about - the headset cord - as they strategize with teammates and stalk enemies. In addition, the Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox, when used in conjunction the award winning Logitech® Cordless PrecisionTM Controller, lets Xbox Live enthusiasts experience the first completely cordless solution for online game play.
Licensed by Microsoft, the Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox offers a compact design and rechargeable batteries that provide up to six hours of play time. The headset is lightweight and sits comfortably over the ear for use for hours of extreme game play so gamers can communicate with teammates and adversaries all over the world in real time, without being tied to their system.
The Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox uses 2.4 GHz technology, which provides clear audio transmission without interference or delays so no team member is left behind. The headset also offers the high-quality audio that gamers have come to expect from Logitech.
"Online gaming is intense, and communication is becoming essential for victory in battle," said Jef Holove, director of product marketing for Logitech's Interactive Entertainment products. "The Cordless Headset for Xbox gives players a real advantage in multiplayer gaming and the cordless freedom they've been looking for. Online console gaming will play a significant role in the future of video games and we are pleased to be providing gamers with quality solutions for Xbox."
Today, there are more than one million Xbox Live players in 24 countries around the world, and with the titles expected to hit shelves during the next year, that number will keep on growing. Whether players are using the Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox to chat, strategize, or make new gaming friends, the experience is top quality. The signal and range are powerful, the fit is comfortable, and the adjustable noise-canceling microphone blocks out unwanted background noise so the message that reaches teammates is loud and clear. In addition, the headset is backed by Logitech's many years of experience in producing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment market.
The Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox is officially licensed by Microsoft and will be available in December for a suggested retail price of £79.99.
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGI). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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