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LOGITECH ANNOUNCES ENHANCED MOUSEMAN CORDLESS: IMPROVED ERGONOMIC SHAPE & UPGRADED MOUSEWARE SOFTWARE SET NEW STANDARDS FOR POINTING DEVICES

 FREMONT, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Logitech Inc., international market leader in pointing devices and hand-held scanners, today announced a new version of MouseMan Cordless featuring Logitech's radio technology, significant software improvements, hardware modifications for better control and a new level of ergonomic design. MouseMan Cordless will carry a suggested retail price of $149 (U.S.) and will be available in retail stores in August.
 Ergonomic Design for Optimal Comfort
 The new MouseMan Cordless has been especially redesigned for long- term comfort. It conforms perfectly to the shape of the palm, and the mouse buttons are contoured to allow the fingers to rest naturally and comfortably. Additionally, the ball has been moved forward to improve the user's accuracy and control when manipulating the cursor.
 Innovative Radio Technology
 In 1992, Logitech commissioned a survey of PC users in an effort to better understand how people view their computers. This study, the PCs and People Poll, revealed that one-in-four persons, when asked the open- ended question, "In what ways do you feel a mouse could be made easier to use?" answered, "cordless." Logitech has been meeting this need with its radio wave technology -- the most sophisticated cordless technology on the market today. Unlike the infrared technology used in other cordless mice currently available, radio wave technology does not rely on line-of-sight. Users can simply plug the MouseMan Cordless receiver into either a serial or mouse port, and it will pick up the mouse signal from up to six feet through any obstacles that may be in the way.
 MouseMan offers four transmission channels to avoid interference if another person is operating a Logitech MouseMan Cordless nearby. In addition, it uses low-frequency waves (between 110 and 150 khz), so there is no risk of interference with other radio equipment.
 Software Maximizes Windows Productivity
 MouseMan Cordless ships with Logitech's MouseWare software. The software allows users to easily program the other two buttons with time- saving commands, thus helping to reduce stressful repetitive movements and making working in Microsoft(R) Windows even easier. For instance, the middle button can be programmed as a double click and the third button as escape. To change the button assignments, users can open the mouse control panel and select the desired commands from a menu of choices.
 In addition to assigning tasks to the second and third buttons, MouseWare software includes cursor tracking, cursor sizing, and ballistic (speed) control. MouseMan Cordless is 100-percent Microsoft compatible. Logitech backs all pointing devices with a comfort program and 100-percent compatibility guarantee, as well as a limited lifetime warranty.
 Logitech manufactures and markets "Senseware" -- products designed to give human-like "senses" such as sight sound, and touch to the computer, making human-to-computer communications more intuitive and natural. Retail and OEM products of the company and its affiliates include pointing devices (such as mice and trackballs), hand-held scanners, digital cameras, pen digitizers, joysticks, sound products and related software applications for IBM, Macintosh, and other platforms. Logitech international, the financial holding company for the Logitech Group, is traded publicly in Switzerland on the Zurich and Geneva exchanges. With operational headquarters in Fremont, the group maintains manufacturing facilities in Fremont; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Cork, Ireland; and offices in major cities in the United States, Europe, and the Far East.
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 /CONTACT: Amy Rupley, media relations specialist, 510-713-4516, or Betty Skov, media relations manager, 510-713-4463, both of Logitech/


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