Logitech is taking advantage of its Logi Play 2022 in Berlin to launch new products for content creators as well as its famous console, the G Cloud.
Berlin is where the Logi Play 2022, a Logitech event and highlighting all the new products coming from the Swiss manufacturer. And 2022 obliges, the axis is oriented towards gaming and the creation of content. We expected mice or even keyboards but not at all, it is the streamer that is in the spotlight but not only since we are also discovering audio products and especially the G Cloud, the Cloud console of Logitech.
After the Litra Glow, a small extra light for streamers, Logitech is stepping up a gear with its new Litera Beama light still based on LEDs but resting on a desk support adjustable in height, inclination and in rotation to offer an infinity of positions to the user.
“Digital content is becoming more and more like cinematography,” said Arnaud Perret-Gentil, senior global product manager for Logitech For Creators. “We designed Litra Beam to not just provide balanced LED light, but to allow streamers and creators to shape and direct that light to control the mood and expression of their content. »
With five brightness settings and temperature management ranging from 2700K to 6500K, the Litra Beam is powered via USB and can be controlled by the Logitech G Hub desktop application. Count 119 euros from September 28.
Blue Sona XLR
Everyone will tell you, a USB microphone is good, but an XLR microphone is much better. So, it’s no surprise that Logitech has just announced its new Blue Sona XLRan XLR microphone for streamers.
“The Blue Sona was designed specifically for creators,” said Soren Pedersen, senior product manager for Logitech For Creators. “From its built-in preamp to its sleek design, it’s unlike any other XLR mic on the market. »
With ClearAmp technology, the Blue Sona XLR offers a gain increase of +25dB. As a result, no external microphone amplifier is required. The mic itself features a dual-diaphragm capsule and unsurprisingly, it’s supercardioid. Count 349 euros from September 28.
Logitech G Astro A30
Gamers and more particularly streamers have all the machines to play. Also, Logitech has just announced its brand new headset, theA30 which has the particularity of being LightSpeed 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth. Suddenly, according to Logitech, it is well compatible PS4, PS5, Xbox, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS or Android. To put it simply, it is compatible with everything and multipoint! Players can, for example, play on a PS5 via the LightSpeed wireless system, while listening to Spotify on a phone via Bluetooth, and have a Switch at hand, connected via a 3.5 mm auxiliary jack, for a long matchmaking queue. Note that the A30 also has microphones and can do without the remote microphone.
“In creating this new A30 helmet, we had two main objectives. First, we had to offer high-performance, ultra-comfortable headphones with an elegant and customizable design. Then we needed to create a headset that could connect to multiple platforms in different ways, whether it’s console, PC, handheld, or mobile,” says Tiffany Beers, chief innovation officer at Logitech G. “The A30 delivers maximum flexibility, mobility, style, and comfort in a modern gaming headset that works on all platforms, so gamers can master any style of play they love .”
Available in 2 colors and with 40mm diaphragms, the A30 offers a battery life of 27 hours and will be available at 249 euros.
Logitech G Pro Racing
It wasn’t necessarily the accessory we were most expecting, but the fact remains that the Swiss manufacturer has just announced its Pro Racing Wheel and Pro Racing Pedals, a new professional-grade racing setup designed with and for Sim Racing riders. The PRO Racing Wheel features a new high performance Direct Drive motor (11 Newton Meters of torque) and True Force feedback technology to provide the most precise and accurate connection.
“Logitech’s PRO Racing wheel makes the Sim Racing experience incredibly realistic. I am able to feel the track conditions and the way the car reacts during the race, which is a game changer. When I use this wheel at home, I feel like I’m on the track,” said Lando Norris, F1 driver for McLaren.
“Fans of our racing products can expect a serious upgrade in realism, performance and control, as well as design and durability,” said Richard Neville, Head of Simulation and Controllers for Logitech Gaming. “We analyzed everything from the number of shifts, turns and impacts an 11 Newton flywheel goes through, to the materials and components that will withstand the toughest racing conditions. »
The Logitech G PRO Racing Wheel and PRO Racing Pedals will be available in September 2022 for 1099 euros and 389 euros respectively.
Logitech G Fits
As a reminder, Ultimate Ears belongs to Logitech and the Swiss manufacturer had already tried to offer consumers headphones with a personalized molding for a perfect fit and good passive insulation, a bit like what singers use during concerts. Unfortunately, the technology of the time had not convinced and the whole process was still complicated.
Also, taking advantage of this Logi Play 2022, Logitech returns to the charge with its Logitech G-Fits, wireless headphones whose tip is made of a material capable, once, of taking the shape of the ear canal of its user via UV lighting. It takes about 60 seconds according to Logitech and you can only do it once. Everything is done via the iOS or Android app. With all the same a default shape, the molding is not an obligation but if the user wishes the best passive insulation, it is almost obligatory since each ear is unique.
Designed for gaming, the G Fits are not intended to replace your AirPods Pro and other headphones. The G Fits do not offer Transparency mode and provide 10 hours of battery life with an additional charge in their case. Bluetooth compatible, the G Fits are also wireless via the manufacturer’s LightSpeed dongles. They are not Bluetooth multipoint but can be connected at the same time via Bluetooth and therefore LightSpeed. The iOS or Android application also offers equalizers and sound profiles.
Available only in the United States for now, count 229 dollars.
Logitech G Cloud
After the rumors, it’s finally official, Logitech really launches its console but it’s not necessarily what we thought. Here is the Logitech G Cloud and no, it is not a competitor of the Steam Deck or the Nintendo Switch.
To put it simply, the Logitech G Cloud is an Android tablet with a 7-inch Full HD screen, a full integrated controller and a console-like user interface based on Android 11 and therefore Cloud Gaming oriented via applications such as Xbox Game Pass, the Nvidia GeForce Now and even local with Xbox or even Steam Link.
Contrary to what one might think, Logitech has designed its G Cloud to offer users faster and easier access to Cloud Gaming at home without necessarily monopolizing their smartphone, all at an aggressive price, far from the price of a machine like the Steam Deck and far from its weight as well. Note that this project was done in partnership with Tencent but to be honest, we do not see where the Chinese firm could have intervened in the development of such a product.
For those wondering, we therefore find a 7-inch Full HD screen with a refresh rate of 60Hz, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, a Micro-SD port, Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX support, WiFi 5 2×2, stereo speakers, headphone jack, an impressive 6000mAh battery providing 12h of Cloud Gaming according to Logitech, all in a weight of only 463g.
Available from this month of October in the United States only initially, count a price of 349.99 dollars or 299.99 dollars during the pre-order period.
And to find out more, our live hands-on with the Logi Play 2022.