Today Logitech announced the shipment of its 100 millionth wireless mouse. Logitech introduced the world’s first radio-frequency (RF) based mouse for computers in 1991. Can you imagine to still use a mouse with a cord? I can't. The cord always sucked.
“Logitech mice have played an integral role in improving the computing experience for millions of people, and our wireless mice build on that heritage,” said Rory Dooley, Logitech senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit.
Logitech chose RF technology in 1991 to improve on line of sight constraints associated with the infrared (IR) technology found in previous generations of wireless peripherals. Unlike IR, RF technology lets you orient your mouse in any direction without worrying about the position of the receiver – you could place it behind your computer or even under your desk to eliminate clutter. Since that time, Logitech has continued to improve the consumer experience with wireless innovations such as the tiny nano-receiver and Logitech Unifying technology that delivers faster and more reliable 2.4 GHz connectivity.
While Logitech’s first wireless mouse had an MSRP of $150, the company now offers wireless mice with 2.4 GHz technology in the tiny leave-in nano-receiver, for as little as $24.99.