The Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser is today's most advanced desktop for the digital world, with a sleek design that personalizes your workspace and transforms your whole computing experience. Bluetooth connectivity turns your PC into a wireless hub, making it easy to share data with other devices enabled with Bluetooth technology, such as your mobile phone.
Included Mouse: Laser
Interfaces: Keyboard - USB, Mouse - USB
Wireless Options: Keyboard - Wireless, Mouse - Wireless
Layout Style: Standard
System Type: PC
Product Title: Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser
Power Score: 3.9 | 14 Reviews
Included Devices: Laser
Color: Black Keyboard
Layout Style: Standard
System Type: PC
Interface and Power
Interface Connection: Keyboard - USB, Mouse - USB
Wireless: Keyboard - Wireless, Mouse - Wireless
Keyboard Power Source: AA
Mouse Power Source: (2) AA Battery
Warranty Information: 3 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: LED indicator for Smart power management MX Laser Engine with 5.8-Megapixel image processing Ultra-flat keyframe technology Bluetooth 2.0 EDR Technology Support for Widcomm BTW 5.0 and Microsoft XPSP2 Bluetooth stacks Bluetooth Profiles: Audio Gateway, AV, Basic Imaging, Dial-up Network, File Transfer, Hard Cable Replacement, Headset, Human Interface Device, Local Area Network, Object Exchange, Serial Port, Synch Bluetooth MediaPad - long range Bluetooth remote commander: Detached MediaPad Media Pad LCD supports Western characters only A numeric pad, a calculator, and a PC remote control, it can be used to control media on the PC from anywhere in the room. The LCD display alerts you to IM buddy status and incoming emails.
Software Included: MediaLife
Design: Right-handed Only
Device Support: Computer
Hot Keys: Internet Key
Pointing Device Features: Fast Charging Station Tilt Wheel Plus Zoom Cruise Control buttons
Keyboard/Keypad Type: Keyboard
Brand Name: Logitech
Keyboard/Keypad Wireless Technology: Bluetooth
Green Compliance: Yes
Keyboard/Keypad Wireless Operating Distance: 60 ft
Pointing Device Wireless Operating Distance: 60 ft
Number of Scrollers: 1
Front Camera: Logitech
Product Reviews (11)
Great idea with detachable NumPad
Strengths: nice, responsible, standard, good range.
Weakness: keyboard layout above arrow-keys is unusual for me. Numpad layout with NumLock OFF is not standart - no Home/End/PgUp/PgDn there. No ScrollLock button. Damn F-Lock button :)
Mouse is sensitive. Range is OK for me -- works stable in any corner of my room. Wakes up after really long idle only, and it takes smth like 1 sec. BT-conenction was lost after my PC entered sleep-mode though. However I don't use sleep-mode and hadn't checked for settings, so maybe there is some workaround for that. Software installation goes smoothly, though you don't have to install it on XP...
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Mouse is sensitive.
Range is OK for me -- works stable in any corner of my room.
Wakes up after really long idle only, and it takes smth like 1 sec. BT-conenction was lost after my PC entered sleep-mode though. However I don't use sleep-mode and hadn't checked for settings, so maybe there is some workaround for that.
Software installation goes smoothly, though you don't have to install it on XP or later.
I used Ctrl-Insert and Shift-Insert shortcuts for clipboard, so I hate Insert-button not on its usual place, but I'll get used to it, I suppose.
What can I say more? It's great idea to have BT remote control. I hope manufacturers will keep that in mind and develop little farther. I'd like to see button "Full-screen" in there, and normal numpad (with NumLock off).
By LazyLoneLion - Oct 8, 2008
Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth
Strengths: Very sleek and contemporary design on keyboard, keypad, and mouse.
Weakness: Setting up was a bit of a hassle. The bluetooth drivers that come with the keyboard set created an issue for me until new drivers were downloaded from the Logitech website.
I decided to buy the Logitech Dinovo set because I wanted a wireless keyboard and mouse and I figured this had a lot of built-in features that I could use. For example, it has a charger dock for the mouse and it acts as a Bluetooth hub for any other Bluetooth device to connect to. The keyboard itself is very nice; if you like laptop keyboards, then this keyboard feels like just one. The extra...
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I decided to buy the Logitech Dinovo set because I wanted a wireless keyboard and mouse and I figured this had a lot of built-in features that I could use. For example, it has a charger dock for the mouse and it acts as a Bluetooth hub for any other Bluetooth device to connect to. The keyboard itself is very nice; if you like laptop keyboards, then this keyboard feels like just one. The extra feature/buttons on the keyboard is very helpful in loading applications and the LCD screen on the keypad is a nice little addon feature. The keypad works nicely as a remote for volume control when I'm watching a movie on the PC. Overall, I'm pleased with my experience with the Dinovo set.
By TitanLH - May 4, 2006
Logitech DiNovo Laser Bluetooth
Strengths: Bluetooth connectivity for PDA, phone, etc. Great warranty support, great mouse, seperate keypad, LCD display
Weakness: VERY limited range, slow wakeup, loses connection after sleep sometimes, no thermometer, no wrist-rest on the keyboard.
After examining the DiNovo for a while and using the 27MHz version for laptops, I decided to get this one because of the bluetooth and the laser mouse. I figured that the range would allow me to use it eventually on my media center style PC and also allow me to use the mouse, keyboard, etc on my Bluetooth enabled laptop. After installing everything, and waiting for 30 minutes before finally...
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After examining the DiNovo for a while and using the 27MHz version for laptops, I decided to get this one because of the bluetooth and the laser mouse. I figured that the range would allow me to use it eventually on my media center style PC and also allow me to use the mouse, keyboard, etc on my Bluetooth enabled laptop. After installing everything, and waiting for 30 minutes before finally ignoring the installation instructions and clicking through the Windows setup boxes, everything connected, I was able to sync my PDA, phone, etc. I noticed almost immedately, however, that the pointer was not responsive. It would work fine for a while and then all of the sudden it would start to drift away or move very sluggishly. I thought that it might be the mousing surface, but it performed the same on all surfaces. Then I got an MX1000 27MHz mouse and it worked perfectly. No flaws. So I got an USB extension cable and moved the tranceiver for the mouse right next to the mouse. Some double-sided tape stuck it to the bottom of my desk right under the mousepad. Viola, no more problems. It worked almost as well as the 27 MHz mouse. The difference was that the bluetooth mouse takes about five seconds to start up, and sometimes looses connection as the computer goes to sleep. The other problem I found was that if I installed SetPoint software for the mouse, none of the buttons worked right. Logitech has some problems with the mouse software yet, but hopefully in time they will get it fixed. Until then, just use it for the keyboard.
My advice is to purchase an USB extension with this set, and make sure that you have no more than 2 ft between the receiver and the mouse. Because the mouse sends data at such a high rate, the bluetooth is highly interference suceptible and doesn't work that well. At least in my installation.
The keyboard is excellent, though takes some getting used to after the wrist-rests on the rest of the Logitech keyboards. The keys are nice and short, like my laptop, but have a good resistance. The spacebar is a little picky, sometimes I don't hit it hard enough to make the space when I am typing quickly, I think that it is more a habit thing than a hardware issue.
By Ben; - Mar 6, 2006
Great style and function; buggy software
Strengths: Stylish, nice keys, MX1000 mouse is great
Weakness: Buggy software
I have been looking at this desktop since it originally came out a few years ago. Now that the price dropped to $100 after rebate, I decided to go for it, especially with the addition of the MX1000 laser mouse. Here are my impressions: Installation of the hardware was incredibly easy. Just put batteries in the keyboard and media pad, plug the bluetooth adapter into a USB port on your computer,...
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I have been looking at this desktop since it originally came out a few years ago. Now that the price dropped to $100 after rebate, I decided to go for it, especially with the addition of the MX1000 laser mouse. Here are my impressions:
Installation of the hardware was incredibly easy. Just put batteries in the keyboard and media pad, plug the bluetooth adapter into a USB port on your computer, and within seconds everything just works on its own. I was pretty impressed with the functionality of the desktop without having installed any software. After all, most of the advanced keyboard functions worked (internet, mail, sleep, and media playback controls). The mouse worked well, too (left/middle/right clicking, scroll wheel, back/forward). Only the application switch and side-to-side scrolling didn't work and the "cruise control" (clicking above or below the wheel) didn't exactly work; it moved the screen somewhere between using the page up/down and regular up/down keys. As for the media pad, the basic keys worked, but the multimedia keys (which are the same ones as on the keyboard) did not. Also, predictably, the display only gave you the time rather than additional information such as the current track you're listening to.
After a day of running the desktop like this, I caved and decided to install the latest Logitech software to see what all the extra features were about. Normally I don't like installing software when I don't have to, especially memory-resident software (programs that are always on), but I was curious to see what such an expensive peripheral could do. So I downloaded the latest version of SetPoint (2.6) from Logitech's site as it was newer than the version on the included CD. As a side note, during installation you are asked whether you want to continue using the existing Windows Bluetooth driver or install the Logitech version. I decided to stick with the existing driver since it had been working just fine and I had heard about connectivity issues with the Logitech drivers. Once installed, it took a few minutes for the software to discover all three wireless devices, but after that everything seemed to work. The added features weren't that useful for me (info displayed on the media pad, side-scrolling with the mouse, and application switcher for example) but I did appreciate the battery level indicator (for the media pad and keyboard, that is, since the mouse has its own indicator). Then I started having some issues with the keyboard not connecting after the computer came out of standby mode. Later I noticed certain key presses wouldn't register, or sometimes when I wanted to scroll through a document with the mouse wheel, the first few clicks of the wheel wouldn't register either. At this point I decide to just disable the software. I knew that there were issues with the dinovo and that I might be able to solve my problem by googling around a bit, but honestly I don't think it's worth it since most of the functions I wanted to use worked without the software anyway. I have not had any connectivity issues since disabling the software.
So other than that, the only thing I can say about the desktop is that it has a sleek design, which you already knew, and that I like the keys. They are laptop-style keys, basically flatter with a sharp response to them. I find that I can type much quicker and more comfortably on them, but some people hate laptop keyboards so this may not be for them. My only minor complaint with the keys is that the keys on the media pad are slightly smaller for reasons I don't fully understand. The laser mouse is great as it's able to track on many surfaces my old optical mouse could not. Also the charging dock for the mouse is a much cooler one than what you would get if you bought the MX1000 mouse separately.
Overall, the keyboard was as expected. Very stylish, with a great mouse, laptop-like keys, and buggy software. I'm glad I waited until the price came down a bit because I would have been significantly angrier had I paid twice as much for this. Maybe I'll try the software again when a new version comes out, but for now it's just not worth it.
By Fiscal Gear - May 17, 2006
Logitech + Bluetooth dream come true!
Strengths: 1) Does not interfere with 2.4Ghz Wireless internet 2) Seperate keyapd operates as a media player remote 3) Mouse is superbly precise 4) Design is modern and sleek 5) Small keyboard footprint
Weakness: 1) Long battery charging time for mouse 2) Non-user-replaceable mouse batteries 3) Mouse range is not as advertised (roughly 25ft vs. claimed 60ft)
Anyone who purchases the Logitech DiNovo Media Desktop Laser is usually attracted for the primary reason being that it is, in my opinion, the sleekest looking keyboard and mouse combo available on the market today. Ever since the first original release of the the DiNovo, I have always wanted to own this set just for the way it looks alone because it complements any new modern designed home and...
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Anyone who purchases the Logitech DiNovo Media Desktop Laser is usually attracted for the primary reason being that it is, in my opinion, the sleekest looking keyboard and mouse combo available on the market today. Ever since the first original release of the the DiNovo, I have always wanted to own this set just for the way it looks alone because it complements any new modern designed home and looks so sophisticated.
Of course there was another reason for purchasing this set and that was because of the bluetooth connectivity. I run a wireless internet connection on a wireless home network that uses the 2.4Ghz frequency which all the latest wireless devices seem to want to share. In previous cases, those products cause frequent network connection drops which can be extremely frustrating. Henceforth, my choice of bluetooth.
Before I was unable to set up a new computer with bluetooth wireless keyboard/mouse combos but quickly learned that you have to activate the motherboard's bios setting to allow for legacy USB devices. Otherwise, you can't use this keyboard through the installation screens when setting up Windows XP, nor can you enter or configure the BIOS without a PS/2 or wired USB keyboard.
With regards to performance, they keyboard functions superbly with nice tactile touch. It's not noisy and has a solid resistance feel when typing. The seperate media pad is such an ingenious feature. It not only operates as a media player remote which can also control iTunes, but it can also notify you of e-mails and instant messages. I keep this right by my bed. For some reason this device has a better range than the laser mouse.
Speaking of the mouse, the tracking is incredible. I'm used to the old optical mice which of course was always a huge improvement over the old rolling ball, but Laser just steps into a whole new ballpark. With a high resolution laser, the tracking is perfect for first person shooters and fine detailed photoshop work. I know there's a lot of people who thumb their noses at wireless devices for gaming, but Logitech really outdid themselves on this one. On the downside, the range on the mouse is not so hot. I wanted to use the mouse for presentations and also surfing from my bed since I have a plasma TV that hooks up to the computer. And at around 25 ft, the mouse sometimes gets jittery because its losing the connection. So if you're thinking you're gonna get the 60ft they claim, think again.
Also, I must object to Logitech's insistance on having an integrated battery in the mouse. It takes up to 6 hours to fully charge the device and I have a firm belief in letting the battery fully discharge before charging. So sometimes, I have to revert back to my old mouse while letting this device charge. I prefer to have removeable batteries that I can recharge myself to swap immediately during an intense session of gaming... think about it for the next revision Logitech!
By trifactoria - May 13, 2006