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PRESS RELEASE: Logitech NuLOOQ Navigator Now Supports Windows, New Applications
FREMONT, Calif. -- Oct. 9, 2006 -- Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced that its award-winning NuLOOQ navigator, originally released with support for the Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite 2 as part of the NuLOOQ Professional Series bundle is now available unbundled and with added support for Windows XP, and a host of additional applications. The NuLOOQ navigator is an innovative device used in conjunction with a mouse and a keyboard that allows people to better navigate and manipulate graphics and multimedia files. It significantly reduces repetitive use of shortcut keys or palette access typically needed to navigate images and documents, or to adjust values such as brush size, font size and even volume.
Applications running on either the Windows XP operating system or the Macintosh OS X, that work with the NuLOOQ navigator, include Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, iTunes, Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and Safari. For added flexibility, NuLOOQ navigator can be easily configured to support virtually any application.
"Since its launch earlier this year, NuLOOQ navigator has provided digital photographers and creative professionals with a fun and easy-to-use input device, and the ability to streamline repetitive tasks," said Pratish Shah, vice president of business development for NuLOOQ. "By expanding the product's support to include Windows, we are able to bring these benefits to a wider range of people. The added application support and user flexibility make the NuLOOQ navigator an exceptional value for digital photographers, creative professionals and business users alike."
About NuLOOQ Navigator
The NuLOOQ navigator is a creative partner to a mouse and a tablet or keyboard. Approximately the size and shape of half a tennis ball, this stationary device has a moveable rubber-like ring (the navring) for easy navigation -- including simultaneous panning and zooming -- of images and documents. Located on top of the NuLOOQ navigator, a circular touch-sensitive disk (the tooltuner) can be used to precisely adjust tool or system attributes, such as brush or font size. The NuLOOQ navigator also has five embedded programmable buttons (triggerpoints) for calling up frequently used tools or commands. Additional features include:
• Effortless navigation: Logitech's innovative navring can be moved in six directions -- left, right, up, down, and twist clockwise and counter clockwise -- for navigating images and documents. Using just two fingers to nudge the navring, people can navigate to the right, left, or diagonally for full, 360-degree panning and zooming.
• Precise adjustment of brush size or font attributes: The unique touch-sensitive, circular disk tooltuner enables people to fine-tune a number of different values based on the application. It's easy to quickly adjust the brush size in Photoshop, font size in Word, leading and tracking in InDesign, or to scrub video in iMovie or even to adjust volume in iTunes.
• Quick command access: Five built-in triggerpoint buttons embedded in the tooltuner provide instant access to commands, shortcuts and modifier keys, and are fully programmable. For added convenience, NuLOOQ automatically detects which application is active, making custom configurations possible.
• User configurable for virtually any application: NuLOOQ navigator is preconfigured to work out of the box for a range of applications, and can be configured for virtually any application. For example, people can scrub timelines in video and audio applications, scroll through pages in a browser and control iTunes quickly without bringing iTunes to the foreground.
NuLOOQ Professional Series users can continue downloading and using NuLOOQ navigator drivers for both Mac OS X and Windows. NuLOOQ tooldial, which was previously available as a standalone product and as a component of NuLOOQ Professional Series, is no longer available.
Pricing and Availability
The NuLOOQ navigator has a suggested retail price in the U.S. of $79.99 and will be available through select resellers and major computer and electronics superstores, as well as through Logitech's online store. Current NuLOOQ navigator or NuLOOQ Professional Series users can download the NuLOOQ navigator Windows driver free of charge in mid-October from http://www.logitech.com/. More information about the Logitech NuLOOQ navigator is available at http://www.logitech.com/nulooq.
(First posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 11:00 EDT)