LAS VEGAS — CES — Jan. 5, 2011 — To turn your favourite speakers into a wireless sound system, today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® Wireless Speaker Adapter for Intel® Wi-Di Devices. Wireless Display (or Wi-Di) technology lets you quickly connect your laptop audio to your existing stereo speakers via Wi-Fi and is now built into a wide range of current laptops from major computer manufacturers.
“Intel’s Wi-Di technology is quickly becoming the standard for wireless audio for laptops,” said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager Logitech’s audio business unit. “Now thanks to Wi-Di technology and the Logitech Wireless Adapter for Intel Wi-Di devices, it’s easy to turn up the volume while you’re listening to Pandora® or watching a YouTube® video. And you can do it with the speaker system you already own.”
The Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Intel Wi-Di Devices uses Wi-Di wireless connectivity to stream audio from your Wi-Di–enabled laptop to your favourite speakers. You’ll enjoy better sound quality than you can get from built-in laptop speakers. And your laptop stays portable, so you have the freedom to move around with it.
“Logitech is a worldwide leader in PC speakers, and the right company to deliver the promise of Wi-Di,” said Ben Gibson, director of product marketing for Logitech’s audio business unit. “With Wi-Di technology built into more than fifty laptop models from manufacturers such HP®, Dell® and Sony®, the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Intel Wi-Di Devices presents a tremendous opportunity for us to help our customers transform their mediocre laptop audio.”
Intel Wireless Display software is easy to set up and use — there aren’t even any passwords to enter. Just plug the Logitech adapter into your speakers using the included standard analog RCA or 3.5 mm jacks, and your Wi-Di-enabled laptop will automatically pair with your speakers. Plus, you have the flexibility to use almost any powered speakers you like.
Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth Audio Devices
Logitech also unveiled a wireless sound system for your smartphone or tablet with the introduction of the Logitech® Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth® audio devices. To stream music or other audio from your smartphone or tablet to your favourite speakers, the new Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth audio devices uses Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Bluetooth software makes it easy to set up and use. And you can attach your speakers using the included standard analogue RCA or 3.5 mm jacks.
Both new Logitech wireless speaker adapters are small enough to be discreetly hidden away in your living room, bedroom or kitchen.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Intel® Wi-Di Devices and the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth® audio devices are expected to be available in Europe in May.