Logitech’s latest range of Alto NotebookJan 17th, 2008 | By Rohit Godbole | Category: CES 08, Computers
Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), the world’s largest digital lifestyle peripheral brand, has expanded its line of notebook stands that let people enjoy the convenience of a notebook PC without sacrificing comfort. Logitech today announced the launch of the latest additions to its family Alto notebook stands. The new range includes Logitech Alto Corldess, Logitech Alto Connect and Logitech Alto Express.
When placed on a table or desk, the Alto notebook stands improve comfort by raising the display to the optimal viewing height and distance, and by creating space for a comfortable, full-size keyboard and mouse. And because the notebook is elevated, the Alto stands minimize contact with the uncomfortable heat generated by a notebook PC and improve cooling fan circulation.
Compact notebook PCs present many advantages over traditional desktop PCs but aren’t always comfortable to use. In addition to having limited, cramped typing keys, because the display and keyboard are attached, notebook PCs often force people to sit in awkward positions, hunching over to type or squinting to read their screens. Despite these limitations, according to a recent study conducted for Logitech by research firm GfK Custom Research, 45 percent of laptop owners spend at least 16 hours per week using their laptops, and 70 percent spend the majority of their computing time using their laptops at home.
Comfort Without Compromising Convenience
The Alto notebook stands are easy to set up - in fact, total setup time for all three models takes less than 30 seconds - making them the perfect complement for someone who frequently moves their laptop around the home or office. And they’re just as easy to take down, making them ideal for people who like to store their laptops when not in use.
Unlike a docking station, the Logitech Alto notebook stands are not brand-specific and are compatible with virtually all laptops. The stands can be shared among family members, even if they own different laptops, and are cost-efficient because they don’t require that people purchase a new solution every time they purchase a new laptop.
Logitech Alto Cordless - Notebook Stand with Integrated Keyboard and USB Hub :
Logitech Alto Cordless elevates your notebook display for increased viewing comfort. A full-sized, cordless keyboard with a soft palm rest lets you type faster, with less fatigue, so that you’re more relaxed-and more productive. The keyboard includes a number pad for quick data entry plus media and volume controls for instant access to your digital music. Three high-speed USB ports add plug-and-play connectivity for your favourite peripherals: cordless mice, printers and external drives. Alto Cordless works with virtually all notebooks and flips open for instant use on any flat surface, folding down for easy storage. Built-in restraints organise and secure unsightly cables.
Logitech Alto Connect - Notebook Stand Plus Four-Port USB Hub
The new X-shaped Logitech Alto Connect provides people with a notebook stand and a powered, four-port USB hub. For added convenience, one of the ports is located at the front of the stand for easy access when plugging in a device such as an MP3 player or thumb drive. In addition, to reduce cord chaos, the Alto Connect stand offers a cable-management system and a cavern for storing the USB cable when not in use. To set up the stand, people simply cross two leg-like parts across each other and rest the laptop on top of the X-shape design. Rubber bumpers help ensure that the laptop is secure. The Alto Connect is compatible with any notebook PC as well as MacBook and MacBook Pro computers.
Logitech Alto Express- Notebook Stand
For people looking for an elegant, affordable notebook stand, the new Logitech Alto Express offers a stylish hard-plastic, translucent surface and a smooth, swoop shape. The lightweight, one-piece Alto Express Stand requires minimal setup. People simply place their laptop on the stand, add a keyboard and mouse, and begin working. Plus, two stabilizing rubber-tipped feet at the front of the stand prevent the laptop from sliding while the rubber feet at the back of the stand incorporate easy-glide polycarbonate material to make it easy to move the stand around once the laptop is on the stand. The stand’s arch-like design accommodates storage of a keyboard and mouse under the stand when not in use. The Alto Express is compatible with 15.4 to 17 inch notebook PCs and MacBook computers.
Pricing and Availability
Logitech Alto Cordless is priced at INR 6,995. Logitech Alto Connect is priced at INR 4,595 and Logitech Alto Express is priced at INR 1,695.
Logitech Alto Cordless enjoys a warranty of 5 years.
Logitech Alto Connect and Logitech Alto Express both come with a warranty of 3 years.
Rashi and Savex are the distributors of Logitech Alto Connect, Logitech Alto Express and Logitech Alto Cordless