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Logitech announces new Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad for Mac

Logitech's renewed interest in the Apple world continues with the announcement this morning of the new Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac, iPad and iPhone (US$99.99) and Rechargeable Trackpad ($69.99).

When I recently reviewed the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810, I loved it -- with the exception of the fact that it was really targeted at users of Windows 8 and Windows RT. It had some amazing features that I liked -- Logitech's Easy-Switch Technology, which allows the device to be used with up to three different Bluetooth devices by simply pushing a button (see image below); illuminated keys that become dark when you don't use the keyboard for 15 seconds, but sense the approach of your fingers and turn on automatically again; and the ability to be recharged.

Logitech announces new Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad for Mac

Well, the new Logitech Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac, iPad and iPhone does all that, and it's specific to Apple devices. It has an aluminum top to match Macs, and features all the special keys (Command, Dashboard, Mission Control and more) that you use on a Mac, and all-in-all it could be the perfect keyboard for a dedicated Apple fan.

But what's a keyboard for a Mac without a pointing device? That's where the new Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad comes into play. It has a nice glass surface, features all of the multi-touch controls that you have come to know and love with Apple's Magic Trackpad, and it's rechargeable through a USB cable so you can use it even when the battery's being recharged. Sweet.

Logitech announces new Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad for Mac

We're hoping to get review equipment soon, so hopefully we'll shortly be able to tell you just how the Logitech Easy-Switch Keyboard and Rechargeable Trackpad work in real life. If the Illuminated Keyboard K810 is any indication of how these products should work, they're sure to be pretty impressive.

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