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(Marketwatch)   Logitech profits are through the roof with everyone at home wearing out their old peripherals   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2021-01-19 10:01:20 AM  
Logitech makes dildos now?
 
2021-01-19 10:03:47 AM  
I loved my right-handed Logitech mouse. Wish I'd stocked up.
 
2021-01-19 10:14:11 AM  
I used to work in IT and all of our new servers came with keyboards, mice and cabling.  Since we racked them and used console servers, there were pallets of parts available for the taking.  17 years later, I'm still using them.
 
2021-01-19 10:24:33 AM  
Just got a new M325. Works good. Lasts a long time.
 
2021-01-19 10:28:57 AM  

Cajnik: Logitech makes dildos now?


I mean anything is a dildo if you're brave enough.
 
2021-01-19 10:32:09 AM  

natazha: I used to work in IT and all of our new servers came with keyboards, mice and cabling.  Since we racked them and used console servers, there were pallets of parts available for the taking.  17 years later, I'm still using them.


I've kept the bundled mice & keyboards from home machines over the years too. I did finally purge most of the PS/2 connectors. But they're all 'like new', because they suck. I started using upgraded keyboards & mice in the early 90s. The bundled cheapos are handy for temporary issues, but I would never even consider regular use for one.
 
2021-01-19 10:42:43 AM  
Funny cause I'm about to upgrade my Logitech that 4 of the keys are worn on to a Corsair.
 
2021-01-19 11:20:30 AM  
I have not had much luck with the longevity of Logitech mice in my household.  The scroll wheel has been the part most prone to fail, but I've also had problems with left buttons dying.  Figure I've had to trash four or five M310s over the years and I'm close to doing the same with my current M510.
 
2021-01-19 11:26:12 AM  
I had to get a new headset since the work provided one was crapping out. I chose a new Logitech wireless and it has been a godsend not being chained to the laptop via the wired connection. The range is pretty good, maybe 20 ft.
 
2021-01-19 11:28:38 AM  
Timely. I just replaced my worn out keyboard/mouse combo 2 days ago.

/much gaming
 
2021-01-19 11:37:09 AM  
I've got one of their internet radios
 
2021-01-19 12:08:43 PM  
I have 4 colors of AmazonBasics wireless mice now for various laptops, up from 1 this time last year.
 
2021-01-19 12:22:10 PM  
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2021-01-19 12:45:10 PM  
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2021-01-19 1:55:21 PM  
I decided to stop giving Logitech money.  I've gone through too many mice and too many keyboards.  There is some quality stuff out there at lower prices than Logitech.  Why should I keep wasting my money?
 
2021-01-19 3:15:04 PM  
Like their mice, their keyboards on the other hand.

Been using an MX Master for a while now.  Like using the thumb scroll wheel for volume control.  Just wish it had on the fly adjustable DPI for the once a month I play an fps game.  Have the flat thumb button set to slow pointer speed, but not the same.

Used to be a fan of their keyboards, had the first gen G15 all the way up through the one with the full color LCD (the G19?) But all of their keyboards seem to have mushy keys now, even the mechanical ones.

/Using a WASD Code with Cherry Clears.
//Both are due for a replacement.  And burning cuz reasons...
 
2021-01-19 3:48:38 PM  
I like their mice, but have never appreciated their keyboards. For many of the k/m models that I've tried though, they don't make them quiet enough. For these times that we're in where we're stuck in close proximity to others, the best peripherals are the ones that nobody is constantly reminded of being in use. I use a Kensington K72357USA keyboard and JSCO JNL-101K mouse which both work quite well.
 
2021-01-19 5:12:50 PM  
I love my Marble Mouse trackballs.  I can use them either handed (I'm ambi-mouseable).  I've got one connected to my laptop, and another at work.  The only reason to replace them is if the bearings get all gummed up.  I just got a new one at work last week after probably 10 years with the old one and it rolls soooo nice.

We've also got a Logitech USB keyboard/touchpad combo here at home.  It's a cheap piece of junk, I wouldn't want to use it all the time, but that's not what it's for.  We have a USB splitter plugged into the TV, and the keyboard dongle is plugged into that.  It makes entering passwords a breeze, and the pad works if I use the internet over the TV.  That helps if I have to stream to find a game that's out of market for me.
 
2021-01-19 5:47:46 PM  
Huh, I have to replace my M570 because the battery comes loose and it starts dying at inopportune times.  I think it is because I use almost-dead batteries, since the mouse can drain them more fully than any other device, leading to the high possibility that I wore out the tension in the spring.

But Logitech doesn't make wired trackball mice with a scroll wheel, so to the Kensington cult I go.
 
2021-01-19 6:20:57 PM  
Man, back in the 90's their stuff was really built to last.

Now?  Not so much.
 
2021-01-19 7:09:27 PM  

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So true.

On my 2nd G502 in 4 years (not so bad I guess) because of the stutter click. But it's still the smoothest and most comfortable, and the button layout/configuration options are well suited to the games I play.

Now, if I could only find a replacement for my Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard. Something with 18 or so programmable side keys (like the old G15s).
 
2021-01-19 8:02:37 PM  

Dinjiin: I have not had much luck with the longevity of Logitech mice in my household.  The scroll wheel has been the part most prone to fail, but I've also had problems with left buttons dying.  Figure I've had to trash four or five M310s over the years and I'm close to doing the same with my current M510.


Like you I've replaced a number of M510 rodents over the years due to using the scroll wheel a lot while surfing, or to wheel click - open a new tab on a link.  I buy the Wave K350 / M510 combo and my current keyboard is starting to act up a bit after many years so I'll get another pair and move it to my laptop when I run it from it's docking station.  It's just ergo enough that it's comfortable for me although not everyone has the same feelings when they bang on my keyboard.

As for their profits there was a huge run on Logitech webcams back in March from the lock down / working remote; I was going to pick one up at a MicroCenter and when I checked the next morning there were none to be had at any price.  Snagged one at BestBuy where they only had two left of the low cost cam.
 
2021-01-19 9:49:56 PM  
I have a bunch of the G300S mice, and they're just what I like. The right size, lightweight, a few extra buttons on the top. I think I have seven of them scattered around the house or in equipment bags.

So, of course, Logitech just discontinued them.

I'm still trying to decide if I want to buy a couple more, for future use.
 
2021-01-19 10:49:05 PM  
Logitech for mice, Microsoft for keyboards has worked for me for at least 20 years. The M510 is my current go-to rec for people who like a full-size mouse.
 
2021-01-20 8:04:42 AM  
Logitech makes an all around solid product.
 
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