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Logitech announces ''Play Link'' Wireless Connection Device
No wires, no cables; Logitech offers a new wireless cost-effective solution for wireless online access.

by | November 16, 2004

Gamers who've exhausted every possible alternative with corded networking may want to look into wireless solutions. Today Logitech announced its latest wireless product, the Logitech Play Link, designed to offer users a simple, one-step wireless connection.

The Play Link can be likened to Nyko's wireless product which consists of two small wireless transceiver boxes. One plugs into the Ethernet port of an Internet router or modem and the other plugs into a game console, PC or other device - instantly providing a wireless broadband connection.

Designed as an affordable and simple enabler of online gaming, the Logitech Play Link wireless extension features 900 MHz RF technology, which achieves a range of up to 100 feet, and delivers encrypted communication so that the one-to-one connection is secure. The product is able to work without software or drivers because the two devices are paired during manufacturing so that they only work with each other. The Play Link transceivers transmit data, with no latency, at a rate of up to 1.5 Mbps. The product is specifically designed to ensure a persistent connection, so gamers don't get dropped from their game.

The Logitech Play Link wireless extension can provide one-step wireless access for any Ethernet-enabled device, such as a laptop, a digital video recorder, a satellite receiver, or a network printer. With no software or drivers required, it's easy to move a Logitech Play Link transceiver from device to device, allowing people to surf the Internet on a laptop one minute and then easily switch over to an online game the next.

Consumers can purchase the Logitech Play Link later this month or order it online at the official Logitech website for a MSRP of $99.99.

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